About our Plymouth team

We are a group of volunteer parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).



Tara is mum to one teenage son with autism and has spent more than ten years studying and researching the condition. She is a qualified education and behavioural support teacher, trained parent therapist and is currently working towards her PhD. in special education. Tara is an active campaigner for equity, improved life chances and a better future for children and families living with the condition.

Vice Chair



Steering Group Member



Claire has 2 young people with ASD / ADHD and other SEND needs. Claire has a background of many years in Parent Support.

Chief Officer



Lynn has four lovely children, three of whom have autism. She is a steering group representative with the forum, our National Network of Parent Carer Forums Representative and is currently working to develop online learning for professionals.

National Parent Forum Representative