Heidi Mavir is a late-identified, Neurodiverent adult. She is a public speaker, advocate, Award-Winning Activist, Sunday Times Bestselling Author, podcaster, and parent to an Autistic/ADHD teenager. She is a also chronic oversharer and a bit of a badass.
In 2018 Heidi's son, Theo, experienced a mental health crisis, brought on by the struggles he faced in mainstream education as an undiagnosed Autistic student. Suddenly Heidi found herself up the proverbial creek without any paddles. With Theo too unwell to attend school - or even leave the house, Heidi committed herself to finding out everything she could about neurodivergence; education, health and social care plans; and what it means to advocate for your disabled child in crisis.
Heidi took Theo's case to SEN Tribunal and secured a bespoke package of education for him so that he had the support he needed to finish his GCSEs. As an extra surprise, during the process, Heidi also discovered that she too is neurodivergent ... at 44 years old!