I help to create awareness and promote acceptance of Autism. Working closely with parents, I aim to “shine a light” on what Autism is (and what it’s not!). I share my knowledge and expertise to help educate society as well as helping parents to navigate day to day life to enable them to support their child to thrive.
Claire Krost is the founder of Waking Up To Autism. Living in West Sussex, she is Mum to two children - Olivia and Adam - and wife to Dan.
Up until March 2020 Claire worked in administration for the NHS but had to leave due to COVID and the schools closing. Claire now devotes her time to Waking Up To Autism which is growing rapidly and is finding real fulfillment in being able to help as many people as possible.READ OUR STORY
I've had both a 1:1 consultation with Claire and attended two of her excellent online workshops. The 1:1 was of invaluable use; helping to prepare for my daughter's upcoming appointments, in particular her MDA. In advance of the meeting, Claire asked me for a list of what I would like to cover so that she could create a schedule and we were efficient with the time available. Claire has a very kind and calming influence, all of her advice really put my mind at ease and helped my anxiety over all my worries and concerns. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone, she is a great pillar of support. Thank you so much Claire for everything you have done for me.
I can’t put into words how much Claire has helped me ever since I became a member of this group. In a situation where I felt like no one could understand- she has done a brilliant job in making the path to an improved life for both me and my son a possibility which from up till then felt like a dark hole I would never leave. She’s replied to any message not just with great knowledge and advice but also given me the much needed reassurance I am a doing the best I can and just saying she’s there with me. She’s put so much of her own time into helping me when I felt most alone, whether that’s replying to my voice notes or meeting with me for a 1-1, she’s helped me when I’ve felt so overwhelmed and gone above and beyond to ensure I’m ok and that I have help with things I feel Less confident about- she’s amazing at knowing what to do and what order to do it.
I had the pleasure of being in the spd workshop and it was absolutely brilliant. I learnt absolutely loads and now feel sure it's something my son has and I can support him a lot better after doing the workshop.
Claire is amazing! I booked a 1:1 call with her following my daughters diagnosis... not for any particular info but just to chat to someone who knows... and she certainly does! She is so personable and one of life’s earth angels in bringing autism awareness to the world!! I would totally recommend a call with her as her knowledge is 5 STAR.
Just been part of the virtual workshop that looked at autism in girls! it was so convenient, soooo informative and such a fantastic support network. 100% recommend the workshops that Claire is offering, I have straight away brought a ticket for sensory processing disorder I was so impressed. thank you once again Claire for all that you are doing for us parents of children with autism. you remind us that we are not alone
You have no idea the difference you have made to us this week. We feel like we have won the lottery by finding your page. I now feel more confident to ask school what training they have had in recognising girls (with Autism). I would have never dared to do that had we not had your workshop on Sunday. I can’t thank you enough I really can’t.