The Nurturing Consultancy Programme
The Nurturing Consultancy Programme is a service designed to help nurture and support you and your family with those difficult journeys you may struggle to navigate on your own. Whether you need support on working with other professionals such as teachers or social care, or if you just need to sound off to an understanding ear when you feel like everything you do is pitted against you.
Who are we?
Autistic Advocacy Consultant
What I can help with...
What I can help with & where you can find me.
The Nurturing Consultancy Programme is individualised for each family. They consist of 60 minute consultation for specific support with either Karen Stepanova – Special Educational Needs Consultant or Jodie Isitt an Autistic advocate, for your child’s educational or social care needs.
Consultations are available so that we can help you explore the direction that you wish to take with your child’s education, social care or general support for you all in the home and community. We can work alongside you offering support and advice whilst you navigate the system yourself, being there for you to scaffold support and give you the encouragement you need to advocate confidently. We are also able to advocate on your behalf so that we can release that pressure from your family so that you are able to enjoy being first and foremost a parent. We have worked with many families who have not been confident enough to advocate on their own and throughout the process have gained knowledge and restored that confidence to begin to need less and less emotional and practical support from us and being a part of this process is a truly wonderful privilege. Our aim is to NURTURE your confidence so that you are able to fully trust in yourself to get the support that your children are entitled to.
You can utilise your time spent with us in whichever way you feel is most beneficial. This can include a wide variety of things such as Education Health & Care Plan advice or support for Child In Need meetings. You can also use the time to ask advice about the difficulties that you or your child may be facing.
Consultancy packages are bespoke and consultations are essential to be able to build the support that will be tailored to your individual needs.
Our packages will include, consultations, report and paperwork research, meeting & appointment advocacy services, provision support & advice, Education Health & Care Plan input & support. Signposting to other agencies, advice on next steps whilst also acting as a buffer between families and professionals where the communication has broken down and there are barriers in working together successfully to ensure the correct support and provision is in place for each individual child.
Jodie acts as a buffer between parent/carers and other professionals creating a seamless and supportive dialogue of communication so that all parties are understood, supported and heard.
Karen Stepanova helps navigate the system of support, funding and referrals. Karen will also attend meetings via Zoom where parents feel out of their depth. Karen is there to ensure that children are getting the access to an education that they are entitled to in law.
We also work in collaboration with Laura Kerbey – from KITE Therapeutic Services.
Because this is a unique, bespoke package, prices vary depending upon the individual’s needs. This bespoke support may include all 3 of us, 2 of us or sometimes even just 1, based on your needs. Our packages are totally itemised to allow you to add or remove services as required and we will never add in services which we think you don’t need.