Our Team

 

Leadership Team

Seth Bolderow

Director of Education

Seth joined BeyondAutism at the start of 2023 having gained over 20 years’ experience in education. He held senior leadership positions in three schools, including being the first Deputy Head of Harrow International School, Hong Kong and establishing Wetherby Senior School in central London, a school that focussed on giving its pupils the skills, knowledge and character to achieve their ambitions and contribute positively to society. Outside education, he has used his experience setting up schools to support growth stage businesses at a corporate finance house. Most recently he was Head of Education at Wild Search advising schools and education organisations on leadership appointments.

He is a governor of his local school and a member of the fundraising board for the charity Missing People. A Fellow of the RSA, he is also a Pathway Fellowship Councillor on their Design for Life project.

Chloe Watkins
MSc

Head of Therapy Services

Chloe has a strong history with BeyondAutism, having originally joined the charity in 2000, as an ABA Tutor. She completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education before qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2004. Chloe has worked with children and young people, in a range of clinical, mainstream and specialist settings, specialising in Social Communication.

Chloe is excited to be Head of Therapy Services, working with an exceptional team. She is passionate about supporting individuals to develop the functional communication and independence skills, that enable them to confidently access and enjoy everyday activities.

Park House School Senior Leadership Team

Matthew Le Blanc
BSc QTS

Head of Park House School

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

BSc in Psychology with Neuroscience; Qualified Teacher Status IOE (Institute of Education) UCL

Matt first began working at BeyondAutism in 2013 shortly after graduating with a degree in Psychology with Neuroscience. He started working as a Trainee ABA Tutor and immediately became passionate about the role from witnessing first-hand how much of a positive impact Behaviour Analysis was having in the lives of the pupils he was working with. Matt progressed with the organisation to be ABA Tutor, Senior Tutor and Class Instructor before deciding to train to be a Qualified Teacher.

Matt undertook his training at the Institute of Education, and has stayed with BeyondAutism in his new role as a Qualified Teacher, predominantly working with KS2 and KS3 pupils. He is also currently taking a masters in ABA with the aim of becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Matt holds a real passion for promoting pupil independence and generalising functional skills learnt in the classroom to daily lives.

Catrin Bail
BSc, QTS, NASENCo

Head of Pastoral Park House

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Catrin graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Psychology. During her time at university she embarked on various work and volunteer placements with children and young people with special needs, specifically autism.

Catrin joined BeyondAutism as an ABA Tutor in 2015. She undertook her teacher training and became a Qualified Teacher in 2019. Catrin is now working at Park House School in the role of Pastoral Lead.

Catrin is passionate about supporting learners and their families to achieve the best outcomes and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

Karen Talty
BCBA MSc BA

Consultant Behaviour Analyst

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Karen studied her Masters in ABA in Ireland before moving to London over 11 years ago. She has worked in various ABA settings across Greater London including Jigsaw School, Ambitious College, Snowflake School as well as for Hillingdon Local Authority.

Karen has worked with a range of individuals with autism from the age of 4 through to 21. She has been Board Certified for since 2016 and is enjoying working with BeyondAutism immensely. Karen has provided training to staff, parents, mainstream and special schools and wider professionals in Behaviour Analysis.

Karen has a passion for teaching communication skills in particular and researching new techniques for enabling our learners to live a more independent life.

Jess Hargreaves
BSc

Occupational Therapist

Jess has always enjoyed working in paediatric OT and is passionate about supporting pupils to achieve their potential! She has been fortunate enough to work in schools that specialise in working with children and young people with autism for most of her career but she also has experience in a NHS community paediatrics role. This was invaluable as it gave her a broad understanding of many conditions and challenges that people may be facing in a variety of settings. She is now able to combine all of her experience to look at each pupil as an individual to provide holistic Occupational Therapy input.

Tram House School Senior Leadership Team

Emma Price
BA (Hons) PGCE NASENCo

Head of Tram House School

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma has over 15 years’ experience working in educational settings, with pupils from wide-ranging backgrounds. Emma started her career as a qualified English Teacher and worked for a number of years as both a Teacher and as a Head of Year in a mainstream secondary school. Emma trained and qualified as a SENCO in 2018 and is currently undertaking an MA in Inclusive Education. 

Emma started her journey at BeyondAutism as the Head of Pastoral Care in 2016 before taking on her current position and role as Head of Tram House School in January 2020. 

Emma believes all pupils should have access to the best education available and wants to see all pupils achieve their utmost potential within their educational setting. Emma strongly believes that with a supportive team around them, every pupil can make outstanding progress.

Jordana Smallwood (on maternity leave)
MSc BSc BCBA

Head of Sixth Form

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jordana started working at BeyondAutism after graduating with a Psychology degree, having worked on ABA home programmes for the year prior. She has been with BeyondAutism Schools since 2012, starting as an ABA Tutor, progressing through Class Leader, ABA Supervisor and is now in her current role as Head of Sixth Form.

Jordana graduated from Bangor University with a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis and became a BCBA in 2018. She is currently working towards her qualified teacher status.

Working at BeyondAutism, Jordana has gained experience with a variety of different programmes and loves seeing the pupils have fun whilst learning new skills each day.

Stacey Gent
BCBA, MSc

Consultant Behaviour Analyst

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Stacey has worked across a variety of different settings in her Behaviour Analysis career including ABA schools, SEN & mainstream schools, home based ABA programmes and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the NHS.

She has worked with individuals with autism from early years to young adulthood. Stacey has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst for 5 years and is passionate about supporting our learners to succeed and grow towards independence.

Melissa Fernandes
MSc BSc BCBA

Consultant Behaviour Analyst Sixth Form

MSc in Health Psychology; BSc Hons in Psychology; PG Dip with Distinction Applied Behaviour Analysis

Melissa began work at BeyondAutism Schools as a Trainee ABA Tutor, being promoted to Class Leader after 3 years. During this time she completed a Masters in Health Psychology, which led her to a role in the health sector involving behaviour change, outreach and health awareness and promotion.

In 2015 Melissa decided to return to the field of Behaviour Analysis as a home Tutor, while completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She started gaining supervision hours by overseeing home programmes that enabled her to return to BeyondAutism as a Behaviour Analyst this year. She hopes this role will further her knowledge, continue to grow her professional development and allow her to apply her insights from the home setting in the schools. Melissa is a qualified BCBA.

Sarah Motto

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Sarah graduated from her OT degree at The University of East Anglia in 2015. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings including health care clinics, specialist and mainstream schools. She has worked across a range of private, charity, NHS and oversees roles. She has a great passion for supporting children and young people to develop independence skills, to access and enjoy everyday activities, and to develop their skills, confidence and self-esteem. She recently joined the Therapy Team at BeyondAutism in September 2022 and is working across Post-19 hubs and Tram House School.

Administrators

Bhavini Chotai

Senior Admissions Officer & Administrator

Bhavini joined BeyondAutism in 2021. She has always tailored her education and career around working with children and young people with autism and special needs. She began working with children and young people with special needs when she was in Canada. After moving to UK she continued on this career path and has come to BeyondAutism from Treehouse school where she was a Teaching and Behaviour Support before moving to admissions and administration.

She feels happy when she is able to place children and young people in education and being part of providing them access to education that they deserve. She is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to the organisation. To work in a motivating environment and be part of the BeyondAutism team will be amazing.

Jamila Skeete

PA to the Heads of School/Senior Administrator

Jamila joined BeyondAutism in 2022 as receptionist at Park House School. She quickly progressed to the position of Senior Administrator (and PA to Heads of Schools) in July of 2023 after making huge efforts to improve the school’s admin processes, in addition to forming strong, positive bonds with pupils, staff, and parents.

Safia Cabdalle

Park House Receptionist

Therapists

Emma Engelbrecht
BA

Speech and Language Therapist

Emma is a dually qualified Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist.

Since graduating from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, prior to emigrating to the U.K. Emma has worked across numerous settings including working as part of a team in a Specialist Paediatric Hospitals and within the Educational setting. During this period Emma gained experience in working within the NICU, High Care, and KMC wards to treat premature and high-risk infants. She was involved in the promotion of early intervention and language stimulation programmes to the parents and caregivers of infants/children. Emma has training within the adult and paediatric population working as an individual, or as part of an MDT, in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex feeding conditions i.e. malnutrition, fussy eating and food refusal. She worked as a dually qualified SALT/Au to identify and refer patients requiring hearing aids, specialist testing, or multi-disciplinary management.

Since working in London, Emma has worked exclusively within the educational setting in the diagnosis, and management of young people with communication difficulties due to cognitive communication disorders-specifically ASD. Emma has provided services to young people from the age of KS2 to Post 19 and young adults (20 to 25+ years).

Emma joined BeyondAutism in September 2021.

Paschalis Terzidis

Speech and Language Therapist

Paschalis graduated as a Speech and Language Therapist back in Greece, before he moved to London and started working at BeyondAutism in February 2020 as an ABA Tutor. In 2021 he moved to the Therapy Team and is pleased to support both Speech and Language Therapists, and Occupational Therapists. In the past Paschalis has worked with kids with autism, global developmental delay and learning difficulties. He enjoys working at BeyondAutism and is excited to be part of the Therapy Team and support learners in developing their communication skills and language.

Anna-Khuen Wong (on maternity leave)
BSci, MSLP, Certificate IV in TESOL

Speech & Language Therapist

Anna completed her undergraduate degree and Master of Speech and Language Pathology in Australia prior to moving to London to work. She began her SaLT career working in community health in regional Australia working with children with a wide spectrum of needs. She then worked in private practice and within mainstream schools in Australia and then for an NHS Community Health trust for 4 years in South London.  

Anna worked within the autism team for the NHS and has a passion for supporting autistic learners in developing their communication skills. Anna has a keen interest in teaching and supporting learners who use AAC in daily life.  

Stefani Hapsi
BSc

Occupational Therapist

Since graduating from the BSc Occupational Therapy course at the University of Essex, Stefani has worked in mainstream and specialist schools around London, providing therapy to children with a variety of diagnosis including autism, developmental delay and mental and physical disabilities. Stefani has a great passion in the areas of sensory processing and food aversions in children and young adults.

Georgie Harrison
BA Pg Dip

Occupational Therapist

Georgie finished her Post Grad in Occupational Therapy in November 2023. She is looking forward to starting her career with BeyondAutism and learning with the students.

Mollie O'Neill
M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Therapist

Mollie received her B.A. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences before receiving a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Midwestern University in Phoenix, Arizona. She worked for a year in a Paediatric clinic setting specialising in Paediatric Feeding Disorders and complex communication disorders where Mollie discovered her passion for autism while earning her Certificate of Clinical Competency. Following the completion of her certificate, Mollie began working as a speech pathologist at Arizona Autism Charter Schools where she specialized in autism. She possess a certificate in Gestalt Language Processing + AAC and has been working diligently to ensure each pupil has a voice. 

Mollie is passionate about her field of work and strongly believes each individual is entitled to effectively communicate their wants, needs, ideas and opinions without restriction. 

Lucy Ray

Therapies Assistant

Lucy has over 10 years' experience working as a swimming teacher with Children and adults of all abilities. In 2021, she started her journey in Park House School as a Teaching and Learning Practitioner where she learnt a lot about Autism and how to best help our learners. In June 2022, she joined the Therapy team as a Therapy Assistant based in Park House School and in the College site in Roehampton. Lucy assists the Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists in all of the learners Therapy needs.

Susan Davies

Therapies Assistant

Lucy has over 10 years' experience working as a swimming teacher with Children and adults of all abilities. In 2021, she started her journey in Park House School as a Teaching and Learning Practitioner where she learnt a lot about Autism and how to best help our learners. In June 2022, she joined the Therapy team as a Therapy Assistant based in Park House School and in the College site in Roehampton. Lucy assists the Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists in all of the learners Therapy needs.

Georgios Tsimplinidis
MSc

Therapies Assistant

With an academic background in Psychology, Georgios has experience working with people from vulnerable groups across different countries including Greece and UK. Starting as a Tutor, Georgios was committed to promoting excellence by gaining deep knowledge about Behaviour Analysis and helping each person with autism achieve their targets.

Being a member of the Therapy Team, Georgios is focused on each student receiving high quality support, to help them achieve their full potential for an independent life.

Alicia Robson
BSc

Therapy Assistant

Alicia studied Occupational Therapy at university in Aberdeen. During her time at university she also worked in the care sector in the community.  

Alicia started at BeyondAutism as a Teaching and Learning Mentor (TLM) in September 2022 working in the Hammersmith Hub at Post-19. After a year as a TLM she moved to Park House as a Therapy Assistant.  

Alicia is passionate about paediatrics and working with neurodiverse people. She enjoys working with children to help them to be as independent as possible in their day-to-day activities.   

In May 2022 Alicia recieved an ASD diagnosis which she finds a huge help with work. She finds this gives her a different perspective when working with the pupils.  

Fardowso Cabdiqaardir

Therapy Assistant

Fardowso has been working with BeyondAutism since 2023 where she started working as a Teaching and Learning Practitioner (TLP). She then joined the Therapy Team as Therapies Assistant. Fardowso is truly passionate about therapy and working with pupils to help them gain the independence to do daily living activities.

Julia Wierzbinska
BA (Hons)

Therapy Assistant

Julia joined the BeyondAutism team in 2021 as a Teaching and Learning Practitioner (TLP), progressing to Lead TLP in 2022 in Park House School. In September 2023, Julia joined the Therapy Team, working across Tram House School and Sixth Form. She completed her BA(Hons) degree in Psychology and joined BeyondAutism with the goal of contributing to the wellbeing and growth of learners. Julia is genuinely passionate about creating an environment where every learner feels seen, heard, and empowered to thrive.

Teachers

Amber Downing
BA

Qualified Teacher

Amber has worked in a variety of mainstream primary schools across KS1 and KS2. She gained experience working with children with autism and became interested in teaching in a setting that provides education for those children.

Amber believes that every child should be given the opportunity to succeed and is passionate about delivering an education that is accessible for all.

Laura Vazquez

Qualified Teacher

Prior to working with BeyondAutism, Laura studied Primary Education at Autonoma University, Madrid (Spain). The last year of career she decided to acquire a specialty in inclusive education, which made her interested in delivering high quality education that is inclusive and accessible for all believing that we can always improve and have unlimited potential.

Laura started her career in Behaviour Analysis as a Tutor, joining BeyondAutism Schools in 2018. Prior to that, she worked in different schools as a teaching assistant. In March 2021, Laura became a Lead Tutor before becoming an unqualified teacher in September 2022.

Leah Townsend
BA

Early Career Teacher

Leah started her career in Behaviour Analysis as a Tutor, joining BeyondAutism Schools in 2016. Prior to that, she worked in a boy’s Catholic School as a teaching assistant.

Leah decided to go into education after having children – before this she was a dancer, performing with a variety of artists. 

While she finds this job challenging at times, it is also incredibly rewarding – she loves watching our young people grow and develop.

Aaliyah Adeniji
BSc

Qualified Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Person

Prior to working with BeyondAutism, Aaliyah studied Abnormal and Clinical Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. During her third year of university she was first exposed to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and from there began to think about pursuing a career in that field. Aaliyah aimed to work specifically with children with ASD in an educational setting. In October 2017 after graduating, Aaliyah came across BeyondAutism and applied for the role of Trainee ABA Tutor. Throughout her time at BeyondAutism she has worked in a myriad of classes with a variety of learners across both Park House and Tram House. Aaliyah has worked in a number of roles including Lead Tutor and ABA Instructor before starting her teacher training.

Deborah Adereti
BSc

Early Career Teacher

Deborah studied Psychology at Coventry University and shortly after graduating began working as a Tutor at BeyondAutism. She is now pleased to be undergoing her Teacher Training at Park House School. Deborah is excited to developing her knowledge and advancing further in her career as well as working with all pupils at Park House School.

Nicola Stanley
BA

Early Career Teacher

Nicola joined BeyondAutism as an ABA Tutor in 2016. She worked as a Tutor for two years before becoming a Lead Tutor in 2018.

Nicola is currently studying for a Masters in ABA with aspirations of undertaking the BCBA qualification.

In January 2020 Nicola joined the Lead Practitioner’s team.

Axel Lombardo

Trainee Teacher

Having previously worked within the Fashion Industry, Axel decided to go into Education after starting his studies in Psychology. He joined BeyondAutism in 2020 and started out as Teaching & Learning Practitioner which he found was very rewarding and fun. He is currently undertaking his Teacher Training at the Canterbury Christ Church University and looking forward to becoming a Qualified Teacher.

Axel is passionate about supporting learners and their families to achieve the best outcomes and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

Behaviour Analysts

Cat Bradly
MSc BCBA

(on maternity leave)

Cat found Behaviour Analysis after working as a support worker for adults with autism. She wanted to move into work with children and was keen to find a role which would enable her to support individuals to learn, progress and become more independent.

Cat started working at BeyondAutism Schools (then Rainbow School) in 2012 and loved Behaviour Analysis straight away! After 4 and a half years at the school she started her Masters and left the school to work on home programmes, supporting children in a variety of settings such as mainstream schools, nurseries and the Focus ABA Saturday clubs. She has also worked for BeyondAutism as an Outreach Consultant before returning to the school as a Behaviour Analyst.

Cat loves seeing how happy our pupils are to come to school and seeing them learn while having fun! She also loves the shared excitement of Tutors, Teachers, Therapists and parents when a pupil masters a new skill!

Cho Yi Mo (Sharon)
BSc, Med

Designated Safeguarding Person

Sharon has been working in the field of behaviour analysis for over 6 years in Hong Kong after finishing her Bachelor’s degree in the UK. Her experience teaching students with autism increased her passion which led her to strengthen her skills in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She completed her Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis at Endicott College in 2020. Whilst developing her professional skills, she continued providing support to students with autism aged between 5-18 years old in both one-on-one and group settings.

Sharon relocated to the UK and joined BeyondAutism as a Supervisor in 2021. She is working towards becoming a BCBA. It is rewarding for her seeing students making progression. Training more quality Teaching and Learning Practitioners and working closely with them to maximise the students learning is her greatest career goal.

Ewa Ploska
BSc MSc BCBA

Ewa began working in summer camps at the age of 15 and it was working with children and young people here that helped make her decision to undertake an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Ewa was first introduced to Behaviour Analysis during her degree and took a placement in an ABA Clinic during her study.

Following her undergrad, she took a break from Behaviour Analysis to study a Masters in Legal Psychology in the Netherlands. It was after this break that she decided to come back to pursue a career in Behaviour Analysis. Ewa joined BeyondAutism as a Trainee ABA Tutor before working her way up to Lead Tutor within a year. In 2021, she progressed to her current role of Behaviour Analyst where she can use her knowledge and apply Behaviour Analysis principles to support her pupils. In May 2023 she certified and became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Mansi Rajadhyaksha
BA, M.Ed

Mansi began her clinical experience in 2005 where she worked under a Cincinnati Youth Collaborative programme in the clinical psychology research lab at the University of Cincinnati Ohio.

Upon graduating with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, Mansi continued to pursue her Masters in Special Education with a focus in Emotional and Behavioural Disorders from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Concurrently, she began implementing the Lovaas Method of ABA to children with autism in the Las Vegas Valley. After three years of providing behavioural therapy to children in the capacity of a Tutor and Senior Tutor, she became a Supervisor with The Lovaas Centre for Behavioural Intervention. She has also coordinated community trainings with Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), is fluent in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and is Team Teach and first aid trained.

Mansi is currently working towards being a board-certified behaviour analyst (BCBA). 

Patrycja Robertson
MSc MA BCBA

Designated Safeguarding Person (on maternity leave)

Patrycja came to BeyondAutism Schools (then Rainbow School) in 2012 as a volunteer to conduct her MA research in Theory of Mind impairment in children with autism and she fell in love with the pupils and the school. Enthusiasm, passion and commitment to make a difference for the pupils was visible everywhere! After a month of volunteering she was offered a position as Trainee ABA Tutor.

Working alongside Behaviour Analysis professionals helped her to progress and she held a number of roles across the organisation. Patrycja left BeyondAutism in 2016 to get experience in ABA home programmes but she missed the BeyondAutism family atmosphere and the team spirit. Therefore, Patrycja came back to work at BeyondAutism as an ABA Instructor before becoming a Behaviour Analyst.

In 2018 she graduated from the University of Kent with an MSc in Applied Behaviour. She also became a BCBA in September 2020. She has also completed her ADOS-2 training. Patrycja has additional responsibility in the school as Designated Safeguarding Person for Green, Blue and Indigo classes, Staff Governor and Medical Lead. She is passionate about working with children with autism.

Rachel Hodgson
BSc, MSc

Designated Safeguarding Person

Prior to BeyondAutism, Rachel studied Psychology at university and on graduating worked supporting children with complex needs in a home and community setting.

She started at BeyondAutism Schools in November 2015 as an ABA Tutor. Since then she has worked across both schools before becoming a Behaviour Analyst in 6th Form. Rachel has a MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis and is currently studying towards the BCBA.

Brittany Farnan
BA, MSc

Brittany graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in Psychology.  She then went on to complete an MSc in Clinical Psychology at Kingston University.  During her masters, she volunteered in group therapy settings for primary school children. She then returned to her native Los Angeles where she spent one year being an ABA Tutor in the home settings with a variety of clients. Upon relocating to the United Kingdom, Brittany began work as an ABA Tutor. Over the last four years working with BeyondAutism, she worked her way up to Lead Tutor and then Advanced Skills Practitioner. Alongside being an ASP, Brittany is starting her PGDip in ABA at Queens University and is beginning to receive supervision hours to work towards a BCBA.

Francesca Moore
BA Hons

Designated Safeguarding Person

Francesca applied for the role of Trainee ABA Tutor in September 2018. She was interested in working with young people with autism, due to having autistic relatives. She worked as an ABA Tutor for a year before becoming an Instructor/ASP in November 2019. Francesca started her new role as Behaviour Analyst in September 2022 and is currently working towards her MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis and becoming a BCBA. She is passionate about empowering autistic children and young people to access every part of the community they live in.

Alanna Clogher
BSc MSc

Alanna studied an undergraduate degree in psychology in Ireland. It was here that she gained an insight into the science of Behaviour Analysis and the powerful impact it can have on individuals and their families. After graduating in 2018, Alanna moved to London and began working as a trainee ABA tutor at BeyondAutism. She progressed to Lead Tutor after 1 year and then to Advanced skills practitioner in February 2022. Alanna is now a Behaviour Analyst at Tram House. She has also completed a masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis and is working towards becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Marta Enemor
BCBA MSc MEd

Being committed to making positive changes in lives of children with special educational needs, Marta pursued a degree in Special Needs Education and worked in schools, homes and community based settings since 2002 in Poland, Austria and in the UK. 

The unforgettable work experience as a student volunteer at ProFuturo’s Early Intervention and Diagnostic Centre (Poland) for children with autism, had been life changing for Marta and a true inspiration to empower lives of young children with autism and their families through behavioural interventions. 

In 2016 she undertook a postgraduate study in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2021, she became Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.  

She believes that through Behaviour Analysis science-based approach to problem behaviour and barriers to learning, in places like BeyondAutism schools, the terms “unteachable” or “impossible” are questioned and even further proven to be a fallacy.

Naomi Buck
BA, RBT

Naomi started working at BeyondAutism as a Tutor in Park House School and has worked her way up to ASP (Advanced Skills Practitioner) where she now works in Tram House School. Naomi finds the job incredibly rewarding, and it continues to amaze her how much progress the children and young people make. During her time at BeyondAutism, Naomi has achieved her RBT qualification, and she hopes to start her masters next year in ABA. Naomi feels very proud to work within such an established Behaviour Analysis setting and hopes to continue to progress and grow with the charity.

Abbie Shorthouse

Chelsee Maloney
BA

Designated Safeguarding Person

Chelsee studied English Language and Literature at Queen Mary University London, intending to become an English teacher.  After gaining experience in mainstream settings, supporting pupils with additional needs in a secondary school, Chelsee's ambition changed, and she began looking for a specialist role in the Special Educational Needs sector. This led Chelsee to BeyondAutism and she has not looked back since.  

Chelsee joined BeyondAutism in September 2016 and has worked in a multitude of roles during her time here. First as a Tutor, Cover Tutor, Instructor, Advanced Skills Practitioner, and maternity cover Supervisor. As of September 2021, Chelsee is a fulltime Supervisor.

Chelsee is in the final year of a MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis degree and intends to sit the BCBA exam after graduating. Chelsee's favourite part of the job is working alongside the pupils and getting to know their personalities and watching their progression across the year.

Miranda Skeet
BSc

(maternity cover)

Miranda studied Psychology at university and became interested in working with children with autism once she finished. She joined BeyondAutism in June 2019 and has worked with a range of pupils across all ages.

She is currently halfway through her MSc in ABA and is aspiring to become a BCBA in the future.

Kathleen Powell
MPsyMed, BSocSc

Kathleen has been in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis for over 10 years, with experience in school; home-therapy and education-centre based settings. She specialises in Early Intervention and Positive Behaviour Support and has extensive experience working with pupils aged 2 – 16 years old.  

Prior to moving to the United Kingdom in 2021, Kathleen managed teams of ABA tutors in both 1:1 and small group settings in various schools and centres in Hong Kong. 

Previously, Kathleen led a team of tutors at Snowflake Secondary School in Acton, before re-joining the Primary school setting as a Behaviour Analyst at BeyondAutism in 2023. 

As a holistic and passionate educator, Kathleen believes in upholding the wellbeing of her pupils; as well as working collaboratively and closely with staff and parents alike. 

Kathleen is currently working towards her BCBA accreditation. 

Advanced Skills Practitioners (ASPs)

Camilla Tondelli
MSc, RBT

Camilla studied Developmental Psychology at the University of Florence in Italy and after her Masters had one year as an intern at Meyer Children Hospital working in the children’s department of diabetes and oncology. Camilla also worked in local institutes near Florence supporting children with special needs and social difficulties at home and in community settings.

Camilla has lived in Boulder CO (USA) and in Dusseldorf (Germany) for a few years and she kept on working with children during this time. Camilla moved to London and joined BeyondAutism in October 2017 as a Trainee ABA Tutor, gaining experience working with a range of different pupils across both BeyondAutism Schools. For six months she worked in BeyondAutism Early Years’ service. In July 2019 she became a Registered Behaviour Technician and went back to BeyondAutism Schools in October 2019 as an ABA Instructor and she is currently an ASP. Camilla is motivated in keeping on building her experience in Behaviour Analysis.

Niamh Brennan

Niamh began working at BeyondAutism in 2019. She started as a trainee TLP and worked her way up to ASP. Niamh enjoys training others in Behaviour Analysis and working with the pupils. Niamh plans on doing a Masters in ABA in the near future.

Imogen Lee

(maternity cover)

Imogen gained a Masters in Physics from the University of St Andrews. In 2016 Imogen started working with children with special needs with an agency, through which she had the opportunity to work at BeyondAutism. She started working at Park House School in 2018 and, impressed with the dedication to the science of Behaviour Analysis and the improvements it brought to the lives of the pupils, Imogen joined as a permanent ABA Tutor. Imogen achieved her RBT qualification and in 2022 was offered the role of Advanced Skills Practitioner (ASP). Imogen is currently studying for a Masters in ABA.

Samit Godhania
BSc

Samit studied Psychology (undergraduate) and graduated in 2018. During this time, he took an interest into working within the education sector for autistic children. He joined BeyondAutism in June 2019 and has worked across both Tram House School and Tram House Sixth Form, where he now currently works. He is in his final year of his masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis and is looking to start his supervision for UK-SBA as soon as possible.

Sarah Campbell

Sarah joined BeyondAutism in 2022, where she works as an ASP at Tram House School and in the Sixth Form. She recently completed her MA in Autism Studies at the University of Kent and will be finishing her PG certificate in ABA this winter. She previously earned her RBT certification doing in-home ABA in the United States while she completed her BA in Psychology and Sociology at Kenyon College. Sarah is currently working towards her BCBA and is very excited to be a part of the team at BeyondAutism!

Mirea Carannante
BSc

Mirea joined BeyondAutism in 2022, applying for the role of Teaching and Learning Practitioner (TLP) and progressing to Lead TLP and now Advanced Skills Practitioner within slightly more than one year. 

She has a Psychology degree, and is interested in starting her MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis and to become a BCBA one day. 

Mirea is passionate about empowering autistic people to live their best lives, promoting their independence and making sure they are happy relaxed and engaged in order to learn as much as possible.

Shamal Cain Wilson

Jennifer Bennett
BSc, MSc

Jennifer joined BeyondAutism in 2021 after completing her undergraduate in Psychology and her Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology. Jennifer started working at Tram House School and then moved to Tram House Sixth Form. She is passionate about the progress and development of all the learners she works with. Jennifer wants to complete a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis to expand her knowledge and better her practice.  

Michelle Clarke Turner

Yu Jin Kim
RBT

Emilija Varnaite

Annalisa Callovi

Lamara Fuller

Mariluz Andres Fernandes