Guest Speakers

Heidi Mavir & Theo Waddington

Guest speaker

Heidi Mavir – Accredited trauma-informed professional, autistic advocate and SEN mum. Heidi uses her knowledge, learning and experience to help other parents and carers to become powerful advocates for their neurodivergent kids. She has built an online community of over 10k families, supported by parent professionals and SEN advocates, who want to improve opportunities for autistic learners. In 2019 she founded EOTAS MATTERS to support families like hers whose children and young people need education outside a school setting, and she published her first book in January 2022 'Your Child Is Not Broken: Parent Your Neurodivergent Child Without Losing Your Marbles'. Heidi is joined by her teenage son Theo who will give his personal insight into EOTAS and their journey. Theo experienced a mental health crisis, brought on by the struggles he faced in mainstream education as an undiagnosed autistic student.