Laura Kerbey - Founder of PAST

I have been working with children and young people with autism and other special needs for over 15 years.


I started my teaching career in Further Education, and have worked in the Supported Learning Department of 2 large Mainstream Colleges teaching Numeracy, Literacy, Life Skills and Childcare.  I also worked as the Life Skills Co-ordinator at a residential college for young people with severe physical disabilities.  I was the Assistant Head Teacher, then Head Teacher at an independent special school for children with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.  


My passion has always been working with young people with autism - I believe that they have so much to offer, and yet the education system often fails them because staff do not have the right skills and experience.  This is something I am passionate about changing!  I am an experienced trainer and really enjoy training others.


I have a degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Education (Autism) a PCGE in Life Long Learning and hold NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship).  I am also a Surrey Autism Champion and have a NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Working with Students with ADHD and a Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.  I am also trained to use 3Di diagnostic programming which enables me to carry out assessments for possible ASC and ADHD.


I currently sit on the Surrey Joint Autism Strategy Board and am a member of the Surrey County Council PDA Working Group.  I am also a Governor at a Linden Bridge School in Surrey.

I work as an Independent Specialist Advisor to Spectrum Space - a specialist provision in Surrey for children with autism and anxiety disorders and for children who present with a demand avoidant profile.


Laura is also the founder of Healthy Happy Me! providing support to children to help them maintain happy bodies and healthy minds. 

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