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Soli Lazarus

Soli Lazarus, B Ed, is an Assistant Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and is a fully-certified teacher with 30 years experience specializing in Inclusion, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Developmental Delay, Communication and Learning Difficulties, Down’s syndrome and Dyslexia. She has a senior role in a London mainstream primary school and has attended numerous SEN courses, workshops, and exhibitions. She has also run training and planning sessions herself and is trained in Makaton signing. Soli has organized and run many residential trips for children with disabilities and challenging behavior, trips that provide environments where children, can flourish and excel away from the confines of the classroom. Her son has ADHD, so she knows what it’s like to struggle and feel isolated. She battled for years to get much-needed support in school and the right help for her son. She is the author of the book Five Reasons Why Most Schools Fail Your Child With Special Needs.  She has also produced a DVD, The Secret To Behaviour Success, which provides tools to make personalized visual resources to help avoid meltdowns and tantrums. Soli writes a regular blog called Warrior Mums and contributes to Huffington Post. Her consultancy, Yellow Sun, delivers support and advice to parents of children with special needs and challenging behavior. She offers 1:1 bespoke coaching, as well as representing families at meetings. Soli provides training and workshops to schools to promote understanding of special needs, inclusion, and differentiation. Every month, Soli runs meetings of The Warrior Mums’ Club—mums who get together over a cup of tea, chat, support one another, and swap ideas and successful strategies. Soli delivers a brief training on an SEN topic during these meetings, helping to boost the other mums’ self-esteem and emotional well-being. Finally, Soli wants to give back. So, she donates a portion of her income to projects that directly help struggling families. Website Facebook Twitter