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The Autistic Coffee Shop With Tigger Pritchard

The Autistic Coffee Shop With Tigger Pritchard

By Tigger Pritchard
Exploring the awesome world of Autistic experiences and Neurodiversity. With discussions from a wide range of individuals, friends, professionals, and parents. Some of the insights may be very personal and open, some of the terminology used may be a little out of date to some. We are all on a learning journey, it will be great to have you on board. Feel free to get in touch, stay safe and thank you🙂
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The Autistic Coffee Shop meets Nicola, parent, individual, advocate, trainer, teacher and international speaker, all the way from Abu Dhabi!

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The Autism Coffee shop meets Nicola Reekie from The PDA Space!
Another lush conversation! This episode features Nicola Reekie. Famous for The PDA Space, and the global PDA Summit in 2020  with its follow up in 2021! From her Facebook page, "Spreading Awareness of PDA through workshops, webinars and individual coaching for parents and therapeutic groups". Nicola and I discuss her personal and professional journey in the world of Pathological Demand Avoidance. The work she does with families and individuals, her achievements, and the upcoming online global PDA Summit,  (For which I am honoured to be one of the presenters!). She is very active in the PDA world, listen and enjoy! Nicola can be found at: The PDA Space | Facebook
April 12, 2021
The Autism Coffee shop meets Laura Kerbey, from Positive Autism Support and Training!
What an absolutely lush conversation! It was great to get to know more about Laura, and to see how she is using her experience, insight and passion to educate, help and support so many others across the globe!  From her awesome website: I have been working with children and young people with autism and other special needs for over 20 years. I started my teaching career in Further Education, and have worked in the Supported Learning Department of 2 large Mainstream Colleges teaching Numeracy, Literacy, Life Skills and Childcare.  I also worked as the Life Skills Co-ordinator at a residential college for young people with severe physical disabilities. My passion has always been working with young people with autism - I believe that they have so much to offer, and yet the education system often fails them because staff do not have the right skills and experience.  This is something I am passionate about changing! Website: Positive Autism Support & Training  Facebook: Positive Autism Support & Training 
March 09, 2021
The Autistic Coffee Shop meets Lavinia, from The M Word, Emotional Problem Solving CIC.
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Today I am chatting with Lavinia Dowling, from The M Word Emotional Problem Solving CIC. We explore a bit of Lavinia's history, her passions in this field of mental health and her  Plus we look at The M Word, and how they can help and support families and individuals. Lavinia Dowling is founder and Psychiatric Nurse Consultant at The M Word. She has practised as a licensed mental health clinician for 25 years in a wide variety of settings and working with many individuals and families. She is using all this knowledge and experience, in supporting individuals.  Lavinia also designed a model of care called “Emotional Problem Solving” designed to reduce negative mental health symptoms, boost self-esteem, and build resilience. The M Word ( The M Word - Home | Facebook
February 04, 2021
The Autistic Coffee Shop meets Sian Hill, parent, consultant and trainer, see!
Recorded before Christmas, The Autistic Coffee Shops meets Sian Hill. "Therapeutic coach, educator, relational and developmental trauma specialist" Sian works with families, training and supporting them, helping all to understand trauma and to develop resilience. Understanding the nervous system, so all can heal and break cycles of trauma.  "Hello there, I’m Sian. I’m a therapeutic coach, educator, and relational and developmental trauma specialist. I teach parents how to work with the nervous system so they can support, nurture and heal themselves and their children, and break generational cycles of trauma. I’ve done all the hard work for you so your journey can be quicker and easier than mine. I don’t want you and your children to go through the pain, heartbreak and suffering my kids and I did… especially when you don’t have to." She has taught nationally and globally in this area, see her awesome website,  
January 19, 2021
The Autistic Coffee Shop meets Nicola, parent, individual, advocate, trainer, teacher and international speaker, all the way from Abu Dhabi!
Nicola Wakeling, owner at A Space for a Difference Facebook page and website, (   After a little break, The Autistic Coffee Shop Podcasts are back! Look out for new episodes, with guests from across the globe:)  Today we have another great traveller in the Neurodivergent world, and our first international guest! We are talking today about Neurodiversity, and how she is working with and informing others across the globe, via her social media and presentations.  Plus we discuss living in two different Continents, Nicola is originally from Liverpool, but now lives in Abu Dhabi with her family. Also follow me on  The Autistic Coffee Shop with Tigger Pritchard and for more information about me, have a look at
December 05, 2020
The Autism Coffee shop meets Marie, awesome advocate and parent!
Hello everyone, today I have the great pleasure of talking to Marie.  An awesome individual, autistic, parent of two amazing children, and a huge brain absolutely full of knowledge. We are discussing her and her children's initial journeys upon the pathway, a lively chat, and someone who I will definitely invite back for more.  Feel free to follow these podcasts, and The Autism Coffee Shop with Tigger Pritchard on FaceBook! As ever everyone, in these changing times, stay safe.
July 04, 2020
Welcome everyone! Todays lush guest is Nikki Owers, from the amazing Sensational Creations!
Nikki, who runs Sensational Creations,  (see her Facebook page and the website,, an amazing studio that offers art and other projects. She is here to tell us about some of her journey, her thoughts at the moment in time, and some more about her studio. A passionate, experienced, and awesome individual, who is supporting so many individuals and families with her work. Welcome Nikki:)
May 25, 2020
The Autism Coffee shop meets Mandy, awesome parent and she also runs a Facebook group for parents called "Autism Café Cornwall" .
Mandy, an awesome parent, discusses how the lockdown changed her into a "home schooler", and the knock on effect that had upon her family.  If you are in her part of Cornwall, (Penzance way), please look up Autism Café Cornwall!
May 18, 2020
May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
The Autism Coffee Shop with Tigger Pritchard meets Kate, from The Passable Parent:)
Hello All, todays amazing guest, is Kate, who's Facebook Page, The Passable Parent, is followed by lots of individuals worldwide.  She is a parent of two amazing "beautiful neurodiverse children". Her openness, honesty and powerful words have helped and supported so many. Today, we explore her Facebook page, and discuss how life is for her and her children, during our current lockdown.   
May 11, 2020
The Autism Coffee Shop with Tigger Pritchard, introducing Jo Grace, from the Sensory Projects.
Hello all. Todays Podcast, is introducing an awesome professional, Jo Grace, from The Sensory Projects, ( She tells us some details about herself, and what the Sensory Projects are all about, plus some resources relevant to where we all are now during this present situation.  Still new to this Podcast world, thank you for your time! New talks will be announced very soon:) Thank you all, stay safe. 
May 04, 2020
The Autism Coffee Shop with Tigger Pritchard, welcome:)
Our first ever podcast, welcome and a bit of a description about what these podcasts are all about. Thank you!
April 09, 2020