– Sarah-Jane Critchley is Founder of the Different Joy Partnership focused on helping autistic people, their families, friends and supporters live happier lives of their own choosing. She is also the internationally recognised author of ‘A Different Joy: The Parents’ Guide to Living Better with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and More…’ and a contributor to two titles on autism and girls, as well as an international keynote speaker.
For over 10 years Sarah-Jane managed the Autism Education Trust, working to improve educational provision for young people with autism. She was instrumental in the development, monitoring and management of its award-winning training programme that reached over 207,000 education-based staff in the UK. She also worked with stakeholders to produce guidance on exam accommodations and exclusions.
Sarah-Jane holds a Master of Business Administration specialising in the management of change from London’s City University. She identifies as autistic and is the proud mother of two young adults (a late-diagnosed girl and boy).