Linda has many years experience of working with autistic people and their families. She previously managed advice and advocacy services and a family support service for a large regional charity. She has been instrumental in devising and delivering innovative person centred training courses for parents and families in understanding autism and behaviours that challenge. She also delivers this training to professionals within health, social care and education services, as well as the criminal justice system. In addition, Linda carries out assessments and service audit and reviews working both in the UK and internationally. She is the co author of the book ‘Managing Family Meltdown: The low arousal approach and autism’. Linda manages a person centred service for her adult son who has autism and severe and complex needs.