Sarah-Jane has been with the Autism Education Trust since June 2008 working with a range of stakeholders to improve educational provision for young people with autism and securing continuous funding from the UK Department for Education of nearly £6M since its inception. She has been instrumental in the development, monitoring and management of a number of workforce development programmes including training that has reached over 100,000 education-based staff in England since 2012. She is the internationally recognised author of 'A Different Joy: the parents' guide to living better with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and more...', has presented on autism education in China and Scotland, and has written for Charity Finance and ICSA. Sarah-Jane is working with colleagues in the UK, Italy and Greece as a member of the Transforming Autism Education project funded by the EU ERASMUS programme. She designed and delivered marketing programmes and training in the management of key clients for the construction Industry and implemented sales and marketing programmes for a newly privatised organisation. She has had extensive operational and facilities management experience including leadership of over 100 staff and an operational budget in excess of £17M. Sarah-Jane holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) specialising in the management of change from City University. She is a mother to two autistic teenagers (a late-diagnosed girl and a boy) and a husband on the autism spectrum.