Leading on neuro-inclusive practice
• Sonia can make a difference by helping you understand the nuances of genuine neuro-inclusion.
• Sonia offers a uniquely qualified skill-set and has a gift for enabling allies.
"Neurodivergent creatives are the 'next frontier' marginals in the arts, and this is the moment to become a genuine ally. I have the knowledge and skills to support organisations both in building those genuine relationships with ND creatives and communities, and in projecting sensitively to ND audiences.
In a newly developing, fast-moving and often contested area of social change, I offer a calm, informed and non-judgemental perspective."
Sonia's consultancy helps arts organisations embed the authentic learning needed to work confidently with neurodivergent creatives, and create effective bespoke engagement strategies for neurodivergent individuals and communities.
Sonia holds the knowledge to guide arts organisations at key stages of best neuro-inclusive practice, including organisational review, project design, bid-writing, and PR sensitivity reading. She also mentors neurodivergent (ND) creatives, and allies.
Sonia offers a unique blend of lived experience and extensive professional training in areas of therapeutic practice, mental health, and applied social sciences.
Her work as an artist, and her Arts Council funded inclusive project work give Sonia an edge in understanding the key issues underlying ND creatives' disadvantage and exclusion, and how to overcome these barriers to participation.
"Her generous, collaborative and assertive engagement with us has made a big difference to how we work."
Jeremy Spafford, Director, Arts at The Old Fire Station, Oxford.