Hi, I'm Nikki!

Hi, my name is Nikki, and I am the founder of Teaching Autism.

I have over a decade of experience specializing in the field of autism and special education, working with children aged 3-7 and adolescents aged 11-16. My dedication to developing hands-on, engaging resources and providing global support to fellow educators inspired the creation of Teaching Autism.

My passion lies in providing student-led activities that promote independence and cater to each student's unique abilities and needs. I am committed to helping my students achieve their fullest potential and reach their goals in a supportive and tailored manner.

I firmly believe in the philosophy of "less stress, more success." This helped me to consider the development of Teaching Autism. Here I offer top-quality resources and activities designed to seamlessly integrate into your classroom or learning environment, alleviating the pressures on educators.

My innovative and creative approach to teaching has earned me an outstanding reputation among schools worldwide. From organizing a pretend wedding in an actual venue to explore the British Royal Wedding, to setting up monthly crime scene transformations, my unique teaching methods have captivated students and ignited their passion for learning. 

On top of my qualifications, I have also received training in;

  • Play,
  • Sensology,
  • Autism,
  • What is Autism?,
  • PECS,
  • Google Classroom,
  • First Aid,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Fire Safety,
  • CPI,
  • MAPA,
  • Literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • ICT,
  • SEN: Autism,
  • SEN: Behaviour,
  • Non-Verbal Literacy,
  • Non-Verbal Math,
  • Rights Respecting Schools,
  • Sensory Integration,
  • Makaton,
  • Food Hygiene,
  • Numicon,
  • Read Write Inc.,
  • Language Link,
  • Manual Handling,
  • Infant Link,
  • Making Maths Fun,
  • Communication,
  • SIMS,
  • Behaviour Watch,
  • BookCreator,
  • iPad,
  • Touch Trust,
  • Music Therapy,
  • Sensology,
  • Social Eyes,
  • Early Intervention Behaviour Management for Teachers,
  • Safeguarding,
  • ELKLAN taster,
  • ABA,
  • along with attending regular conferences.


I was runner-up for an autism heroes award for my dedication to my students.

My¬†website ‚Äď teachingautism.co.uk was awarded the Number 1 best blog in the UK Autism Blogs awards in 2018.

In 2019,¬†I was a runner up with ‚ÄėTeaching Autism‚Äô for the online social network award.

In 2019, I was voted the 21st Best Autism Blog on the internet.

I love to share my knowledge, experience and training with the world through my;

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