Our Trainers

Steve Lewis

Steve is a qualified first aid trainer with over 25 years training experience and 33 years hands-on practical first aid experience. For the last 24 years he has worked with the emergency services in a practical and training manner.

Nicole Goodman MEd (Autism)

Nicole has worked as a Behaviour Management Consultant for many years, advising, supporting and mentoring schools, families and institutions in the understanding of Autism. She also  works as an independent trainer to both professionals and parents. Nicole is an external moderator for the West Sussex Social Communication teams AAA awards and has recent experience as an expert witness for both the Family Court and Educational tribunal.

Lin Talbot

Lin has been involved in delivering and writing training programmes for over 30 years. She is now a Director of Lin Talbot Training Limited, a small training consultancy, supplying quality affordable training to the care sector in and around the South East of England. The company is now well established and in addition to other areas, Lin and her team specialise in awareness-raising sessions for the wide range of commonly found health conditions that staff encounter in the domiciliary, residential and hospital environments such as: Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone disease, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, etc. They also train extensively in the area of mental health, learning disabilities and effective communication.

Mike Hills

Mike is a highly experienced environmental health officer and has proved to be a popular trainer for us over the years. He presents training in a good humoured, lively and entertaining manner and is highly successful in enabling participants to achieve certification in a range of health and safety and food hygiene subjects.

Sarah Hendrickx MA(Autism)

Sarah is a specialist consultant and coach in Asperger Syndrome and Autism, supporting young people and adults to understand their condition and the world around them.
She is author of four books on Adult Asperger Syndrome and the Adult and Adolescent Neuro-diversity Handbook and delivers training and speaks at conferences across the UK and beyond.
Sarah has worked in residential and dominiliary care, supporting adults and young people with autism as well as in FE and HE. She also carries out consultancy work in employment, criminal justice and couple's work where one partner has Asperger Syndrome.
A number of Sarah's family have Asperger syndrome


Rachel Lowden

Rachel is a practicing Drama Therapist and Social Skills practitioner. She has experience of working with children and adults across the autistic spectrum including work within families, education, residential and day care services. Rachel was formerly a lecturer and is presently working as a freelance consultant for Autism Sussex, and running a theatre company for adults with Asperger’s syndrome.

David Moat

David is a psychotherapist and hypno-therapist, as well as being an experienced practitioner in the field of autism and Asperger syndrome. He has worked with people with autistic spectrum conditions for some 25 years. He has had responsibility for residential and day care services, Family and Community Support and the provision of training, assessments and advice to various agencies.
David has been chair (1999-2001) of CoSPPA - The Confederation of Service Providers for People with Autism. He is an active participant in the Autism Services Accreditation Programme, as a registered Team Leader. He divides his time between his training and consultancy business (Autism Quality SEARCH), and his psychotherapy practice (ASD Therapy). David is a director of and tutor for SACH UK (School of Analytic and Cognitive Hypnotherapy).

Penny Piggott BCaBA

Penny has over 10 years experience in the field of ASC working with children from ages 2 - 18. She is a Board Certified associate Behaviour Analyst, who has worked with over 100 individuals with ASC, providing applied behaviour analysis services in accordance with the BACB task list, practicing uner the suoervision of a BCBA. Penny is also a certified Signalong Foundation Trainer