Speakers 2019

Please take a look at our amazing speakers who attended the AKO Autism Expo 2019!

10.00 – 10.15

Welcome – Dr Anna Kennedy OBE & Autism Reality Experience 

10.15 – 10.50

Joanna GibbsSENsational Tutors
Inspire a love of learning through special interests – unicorns, slime, Lego and football

10.50 – 11.05


11.05 – 11.55

Paul Goodwin
My Journey with raising awareness of PDA

11.55 – 12.10


12.10 – 12.45

Matty Street, CEO of Team Karting
Diagnosed with Aspergers Dyslexia, Dyspraxia

12.45 – 13.15


13.15 – 13.40

Tessa Morton and Jane Gurnett, Act For Autism
Act For Autism discussing various projects and the power of supporting the autistic voice

13.40 – 14.30

Alessandra Bester, Functional Foods
Autism and Nutrition

14.30 – 14.45


14.45 – 15.20

Chris Bonnello
Insights from an Autistic Teacher

15.20 – 16.10

Siena Castellon, Young AKO Ambassador
Quantum Leap Peer Mentoring for Bright Kids with ASD and Learning Differences

SENsational Tutors Ltd. aims to inspire a love of learning through fun and exciting activities.

We carefully match specialist tutors and therapists to families, and use children’s interests to plan tailor-made, play-based 1:1 sessions and tuition packages.

Keeping children’s happiness and enjoyment at the heart of everything we do, their unique method boosts children’s independence and confidence, while powerfully developing all areas of their development. https://www.sensationaltutors.co.uk/

Joanna is a leading expert in the field of special education. With a background in speech therapy and specialist behaviour management for all children aged 3+, Joanna worked for the NHS and now provides private support and consultation services. She is also a qualified teacher and has a Master’s degree in social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Her interest in education started when completing a paid teaching internship at the American School in London. She is also a founding member and former Head of Learning Support of one of the most prestigious schools in South Korea, and is passionate about helping children to reach their academic potential, regardless of any perceived barrier. SENsational Tutors Ltd. has evolved from Joanna’s dedication to ensure that learning is accessible to all children. Contact her directly on director@sensationaltutors.co.uk