Professor Amanda Kirby was a family physician until one of her children was diagnosed with dyspraxia. Her search for the best support in the education and care system became a frustrating journey through an almost impenetrable jungle of rules and impossibilities. She heard a lot of “no,” “can’t” or “you shouldn’t be with us for that.”
She decided to change her career as a GP and to share her experience and knowledge of the jungle with other parents (and children). Thus was born, already 25 years ago, an interdisciplinary center from which mainly practical support is offered to neurodiverse children (and later adults), where she shares her experience and insights and from where she works with passion to raise awareness.
Professor Kirby is a professor at the University of South Wales, where she is known for her scientific research and for her work in the clinic. She lectures worldwide on neurodiversity. She has written nine books, both for children, for parents and for health and education professionals.
Today she is a director of DO-IT solutions, a socially engaged company that develops customized software that supports neurodiverse children and adults in a broad context (education, prisons, workplace), within its own borders but also far beyond.
Be inspired by her experience and knowledge in the field of neurodiversity and the broad picture of dyslexia. Plus her practical approach is directly applicable and a must see for parents, partners, teachers and employers.