Lucy Rodgers, Family Liaison Officer

Lucy entered the ‘world of autism’ when her youngest son was diagnosed at the age of two. ”

In his early years I relied heavily on luck to find the support I needed which led me to become involved with a local support group, helping set up a branch of the NAS and lobbying my MP to raise awareness of autism”.

“It has been a long, interesting and sometimes very frustrating journey to try and secure the best possible placement for my son but it also means I have become very familiar with the complex process of our SEN system; whether Statements, EHCPs, school reviews, school transfers, understanding the benefits system or funding issues”.

Through Lucy’s personal experience, she is able to offer other parents/ carers a positive experience in her role as Family Liaison Officer at Eagle House School (Mitcham).

She works as part of a team providing support to parents on issues such as the EHCP process,  practical advice on how to cope at home and signposting them to find further support.

“I enjoy being able to support parents and carers using my own experience and knowledge. Sometimes it is just a case of listening as someone who understands what they are going through”.