Personal Profile

I am a Behaviour Management Consultant with over 10 years experience working in the field of autism.

I work with professionals, families and carers of both children and adults with a diagnosis of ASD and Aspergers Syndrome, combining national and international behaviour management strategies to suit the needs of individuals within their care settings.

I believe in and advocate a ‘person centred approach’ that incorporates the needs of the whole person. My passion and understanding of autism ensures I work intuitively with each individual without assumption or prejudice.

I don’t see ‘sufferers’, I see ‘differences’ and work on the basis of empowering the individual, with skills and strategies to help navigate and understand better our world.

I can provide the tools and skills required to help improve any given challenging behaviour, but in return ask both professionals and parents to question “in whose interest should a behaviour be changed”?

My professional aim is to provide ASD education and understanding to as many professionals and carers as possible, helping those who care to better understand the ‘differences’ experienced by people with autism.

Experience, Roles and Responsibilities

Over the last 15 years, I have worked for the National Autistic Society, the Sussex Autistic Society and as an independent ASD behaviour management consultant.

Key roles/responsibilities during this time were:

  • Developing ASD specific behaviour management programs for both schools and families (providing a complete home/school support programme).
  • Mentoring and coaching teachers/staff to better support ASD behaviours' within schools.
  • Sussex Autistic Society's senior provider of ASD training for parents, professionals and staff (also author of the majority of training materials).
  • Delivery of ASD specific training for the Care Training Consortium in West Sussex.
  • Conference and seminar delivery for West Sussex Parent Partnership.
  • External moderator for the West Sussex LEA Social CommunicationTeam Autism Aware Award (AAA).
  • Expert witness for Family Proceedings Court and Education Tribunal Services.
  • Autism Awareness Training for East Sussex Police.
  • Family Centre coordinator and manager.
  • Developer, coordinator and facilitator of parent support groups.


  • MEd (Autism).
  • BA (Hons) Psychology.
  • Team Teach Tutor.
  • Social Stories™ training.

CV, references and client statements available upon request.


Nicole Goodman
“Behaviours' are a form of communication. We just need to listen!”

Nicole Goodman

MEd (Autism) - BA Hons (Psych)