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Tiuidane Richards
Abundant Living with Autism CIC

I am the founder of  Abundant Living With Autism (ALWA) Play Scheme - a holiday club for children aged 5 to 15 yrs with Autism.  Prior to establishing my organisation, - I was having great difficulty finding an inclusive holiday club that met the needs of both my children who have Autism.  I wanted a play scheme where my children and other children with Autism would feel included and adequately supported - and that is the reason why I set up ALWA.

I undertook relevant training and development - including teaching assistant and childcare qualifications so I could set up ALWA - creating a space where children can learn and play in an inclusive environment supported by specialist staff.  ALWA runs during every half term and school holiday and provides fun filled days with a variety of activities such as Bouncy Castles, Soft Play, Sensory/Outdoor Play, Trampolining, ride-on cars, cooking and more. ALWA was approved by Ofsted in February 2021.

My background and experience

  • Qualified Teaching Assistant with relevant Childcare qualifications and experience

  • Mother of 2 children with Autism

Why I started my business

  • To meet the need of a lack holiday provision exclusive to children with Autism

  • To provide an opportunity for much needed respite for parents and carers

  • To make a difference to the lives of families that need the service


My proudest achievements in business

  • Successfully Completing Enterprise Enfield’s Inspiring Women Start-Up Programme · When the business was officially registered as an incorporated organisation · Seeing happy faces of children attending the scheme who are free to be themselves in a safe space

  • Receiving Ofsted Certification which meant being able to support children from

  • the age of 5 yrs as previously for over 8’s only

  • Taking part and completing Enterprise Enfield’s Female Founders Accelerator Programme


I can speak on the following topics

  • Starting up and running a CIC/non profit/Social Enterprise

  • Building confidence in running your own business

  • Managing work/life balance

  • Inspiring your workforce/teams

  • Managing expectations

  • Supporting your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing

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