Welcome to my Special Educational Needs website.

About Sofina Aghios

My name is Sofina Aghios, and I am a parent/carer of a young person (under 25) and now an adult. He is considered and I don’t like to use the phrase “high functioning” autism boy. I also have a neuro-typical teenage girl who is younger than my son. He was diagnosed with autism or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) at the age of two and a half years old.

This is when my journey of special educational needs all began.
Back in 2004, there was not very much literature available to parents of children with special educational needs, in terms of signposts, advice and relevant supporting information to help me or anyone else presented with a similar diagnosis, on my or their journey.

There were relatively few courses, which allowed to me to obtain a little information which then led me to research and seek more information only to realise that someone should have told me this instead of my having to find out about it a year or two years later!