Anna’s guest at Women’s Radio was Asma Khanum
Founder of ChatterBug
Annas guest at Women’s Radio was Asma Khanum founder of ChatterBug.
‘All things Autism” will be aired at 1pm and 1am every day this week. Please see www.womensradiostation.com
Asma Khanum shared:
It was great to be part of Anna’s show on All Things Autism on Women’s Radio Station and talk about the work ChatterBug Speech and Language Therapy Service has been doing as a company to help support children and young people with Autism.
It was also a real pleasure to have the opportunity to talk about my own experience of supporting parents who have a child with autism to becoming a parent of a child with autism myself. I felt really privileged to have to opportunity to share my own story with the hope that it may help others.
The wait for an autism assessment can be anything from 2- 5 years depending on where you live, meaning many families and individuals are unable to access the right support. In response to this problem, we decided to launch our own Autism Assessment Clinic with a very experienced team of professionals who are experts in this field.
For more information about our clinic please visit https://chatter-bug.com/autism-assessment-panel/ or contact us on social media – details below.
Asma studied and trained at University College London as a Speech and Language Therapist. She has worked with various NHS and Third Sector organisations across the country for over 20 years.
Asma feels privileged to have worked with children and young people with a range of Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and parents/carers and professionals that work to support them.
She has specialised in Early Years, Bilingualism and SEMH. She has led a number of teams and is passionate about providing high quality, evidence-based interventions, that provides real results. She one of the original founders of ChatterBug Speech and Language Therapy Service, a Social Enterprise providing a range of Speech and Language Therapy Services.
Nationally recognised, ChatterBug is an NHS Business Partner and commissioned by CCGs, Local Authorities and Schools across the country and continues to grow from strength to strength.
Having not come from a business background Asma has worked tirelessly to grow ChatterBug from a small independent organisation, to what it is today a fast-growing national organisation, with a team of 50 and growing. Asma is passionate about leadership and believes in shaping and growing individuals to reach their full potential both personally and professionally.
She is proud of everything her team has achieved, however feels there is still a lot more work to be done. “Speech, Language and Communication skills are fundamental to all that we do and without good skills in these areas our children and young people will struggle to reach their full potential. It is our mission to ensure children and young people with SLCN are able to access the best quality support at the right time wherever they are.”
Read about my journey: https://chatter-bug.com/2019/01/30/who-is-asma-khanum-at-chatterbug/
Coming from a background of poverty and socio-economic challenges Asma made a choice to challenge the cultural and societal conventions. She never put limitations on herself. Asma pursued her desire to change the world “People ask me about challenges I faced as an Asian Woman I never focused on those things, I focused on my vision and wanting to be best at everything I did, that was my only focus. I also wanted”, head strong and having a sense that she wanted to change the world Asma worked on her grand plan of breaking free of the chains that constrained her.