PICTURE CREDIT - Copyright Carole Brown. Carolebrown.co.uk

Brilliant training from Sarah-Jane. 

It was presented very well and informed with passion. 

Well executed - Parent

Great pace and structure - the morning sped by - didn’t want to leave - Teacher


Best training I've had in 4 years of fostering - Foster Carer



On Demand Autism Webinars from Our Team

For autistic and neurodivergent people, families and professionals

Speaker & singer

Dean Beadle

Special School Assistant Head 

Dawn Brown

Author, speaker, consultant & coach

Sarah-Jane Critchley

SEN Professional and volunteer

Sally Glossop

Specialist Teacher, Trainer & Author

Lynn McCann


Next Steps for Autistic Pupils

This is a one-stop shop for supporting autistic young people through challenging change and how to build towards a ‘new normal’, whatever that might look like.

Growing up my way: puberty & adolescence

Topics covered include: sexuality and how to make sense of it, friendships, relationships, puberty and developing a sense of personal identity.

Telling your child they are autistic

Learn from an autistic perspective; a parent who has successfully guided her children through this process and brilliant practitioners with a wealth of experience supporting families.

Exploring the autistic social world

Dispelling myths and misconceptions about the way that autistic people engage socially, and how to support autistic young people to navigate a social world that is geared to non-autistic social skills

How to plan an autistic, successful and joyful life after leaving school

Leave this webinar with clear ideas and tools that will help you plan this new phase with confidence and hope.  

Watch this space

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please email me at: 





Just email: Sarah-Jane@differentjoy.com to discuss your needs and wants


Sarah-Jane is an international keynote speaker. She adapts each and every session to meet the needs and requirements of your group.

MEd Autism. Director of Autism Services. CAAS

Claire Thomson

Head of Specialist Services and Safeguarding. Babcock LDP

“Sarah-Jane is a fantastic speaker and has a wealth of no-nonsense advice and practical strategies gained from her experience both as a professional and as a parent. Her refreshing take on negotiating the system and finding a pathway through that celebrates difference and diversity was fascinating for both professionals and parents alike. Our conference delegates were completely absorbed during her presentation which is testament indeed when speaking to a conference of senior leaders and SENCOs. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a high calibre speaker.”

Rachel Houlden

Managing Director AC Education

“We are delighted with the course on Autism for Parents and Foster Carers written for us by Sarah-Jane Critchley.  It was very professionally put together, was thorough and provided a wealth of up to date information and material. Our users rated it as a 5-star programme”