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).

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Tara

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

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Mel

Steering Group Member

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Claire

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

Chief Officer

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Lynn

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