Hello, I’m Leia. I’m a social work academic and parent to two – one grown to adulthood, one still small.

This blog is a collection of 8 years of my writing and counting. It includes writing on  some of my special interests –

Living Ethically.


Respectful Parenting.


To learn more about each of these interests, click on the page links on the top menu or use the right hand categories on this site to go directly to my writing on each topic.

You can also find my writing on Respectfully Connected– Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence.

I’m a Director at Autistic Families International – an organisation creating change in families and communities by educating, encouraging, advocating, and upholding the rights of autistic parents, children and young people.

To follow me on social media, click on the little buttons on the right hand side of the page under the heading ‘Social’.