Supporting Autistic People and People with a Learning Disability
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
For the last 25 years, Catherine has worked in the charity sector to ensure equity and inclusion for people with disabilities. Since setting up her own charity in Sri Lanka in 2005 she has been in leadership roles and has a Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management. She was awarded an MBE in 2011 in recognition of her work with vulnerable children, and today actively lobbies to improve opportunities for children with SEND in the early years. Catherine has been the Chief Executive of Dingley’s Promise since 2015, growing the organisation from a small local charity to a national one that delivers training and influences policy alongside its core local support services. She is a mentor for ACEVO, an advisor to various early years and government bodies, and a Trustee of Charity Mentors Berkshire.