Rhona

Assistant Consultant (Scotland Team)

BA (Music); Certified Play2Talk Therapist

Having studied music at university, Rhona loves all things musical! Even her car is like a one man band, the drums and tambourines make for an interesting drive.

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Dr Ruth Glynne-Owen, EdD

Founder & Volunteer Chief Executive

EdD; MA Autism and Education; PGCE Primary (Early Years); Dip Montessori; BA (hons)

Ruth is a qualified primary teacher (early years) and Montessori Teacher with an MA in Autism and Education and EdD. She is currently one of the leading experts in autism and early intervention approaches in the UK. She works as both a consultant and adviser to a number of families, nurseries and schools across the UK and Europe and has over 20 years teaching experience in mainstream and specialist provisions.

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Gillian Thomson

Deputy Managing Director of MSP Scotland

GIllian Thomson is a chartered, certified accountant. She works as deputy managing director of MSP Scotland Ltd, a retail company supplying the construction industry throughout the UK.

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PRT Level I

On 16th and 17th June 2016 Blue Sky Autim Project will be hosting Drs Lynn and Robert Koegel of the University of California Santa Barbara. The Koegel’s are leading experts in autism intervention and treatment and the pioneers of the innovative Pivotal Response Therapy approach.

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Blue Sky visiting Norway

We are really looking forward to visiting our friends and PRT partners in Norway this month.

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London Marathon 2016

We were extremely lucky to have two amazing parents run the London Marathon for us this year.

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Play date afternoons

We are excited to announce that we are now offering play date afternoons for children in our social groups.

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Welcome Dr Ramzi Nasir

Blue Sky was delighted to host Dr Ramzi Nasir this month who we were collaborating with to make some very important films for parent training he is running in the Middle East.

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Exciting start to 2016

We are starting the year on a high with lots of exciting news to come. Watch this space for further details!

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Christmas Party

Our Christmas party was another great success this year with one of our very special grandad’s volunteering us as Santa. It was a busy day with lots of presents to give out for our fantastic little stars. Happy Christmas everyone.

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Katie

The benefits to Katie were almost instant – happier, more content and less frustrated. Over the next few weeks her speech blossomed and she started to have conversations for the first time…

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A Special Visitor!

On Sunday 25th May we had a Special charity showing of the box office hit Sunshine on Leith at the Macrobert Centre.

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Danny

Danny has been coming to Speur Ghlan for one year. It’s hard to remember the boy he was before he started therapy. He used one word at a time to communicate and found it difficult to engage with other children.

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Daisy

I was concerned about Daisy from the moment she was born as I had also had concerns about her older brother. She gave me no eye contact whatsoever for the first few months of her life, didn’t respond to noise and never smiled, not even at me.

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Tim Downie

Actor and Writer

Tim made his feature film debut in the Oscar and BAFTA winning King’s Speech as the Duke of Gloucester, and followed this up by working with Tom Hooper again on Les Miserable in 2012. His latest film role saw him playing the explorer Montgomery Clyde in Paddington. He is currently filming the new James Marsh movie to be released next year.

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Anna

We were seriously considering moving to Bridge of Allan, so fantastic was Anna’s experience, and the way in which she flourished during her time at Blue Sky.

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Pivotal Response Training – A First for the UK

On 27th and 28th May Blue Sky proudly hosted the first ever PRT Level 1 training event at the Management Centre on the beautiful Stirling University campus.

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Welcome to new staff!

We are delighted to be welcoming two new members of staff to our team this month, Laurene Stewart and Sara Plummer.

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