Amanda is the founder of Spectrum Connection CIC, a Salford-based service for young children on the autism spectrum and their parents or carers. Amanda ran The Rainbow Project, an Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ early intervention service for children on the autism spectrum, for over three years. Amanda is trained in respectful, child-led methods of intervention, particularly the DIR/Floortime model. Most recently, she has trained in PACT, and is currently pre-certification. Amanda has a Masters in Autism in Children from the University of Birmingham (2019) and is currently training to be a Play Therapist. Amanda has written for The National Autistic Society: Network Autism, and has presented at several conferences on the subject of early intervention in autism. Amanda also has first-hand experience of autism.

Spectrum Connection CIC believes in the importance of relationships on children’s development. Parents know their children best, and have specialist knowledge of them. There is no limit to how much children on the autism spectrum can grow and achieve through strong connection and play. We are passionate about supporting and empowering parents to confidently connect with and advocate for their own child.

Spectrum Connection CIC is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that exists for the benefit of children on the autism spectrum and their families, providing high-quality, evidence-based early intervention. Plans for the future involve offering free or subsidised places, so please check back for more information. If you would like to participate in intervention but are finding it difficult financially, please contact us as we may be able to help.