Our Team

Our dedicated, multidisciplinary team – comprising of a qualified Behaviour Analyst, Speech, Language & Communication Needs Teacher and ABA Tutors – enables us to offer parents support in understanding all areas of their child’s development.

Bernadett Rankasz

Head of Early Years

Since graduating as a Teacher of Health Sciences, Bernadett has been passionate about teaching children with special needs. She gained significant experience teaching in a wide range of educational settings, including mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools and ASD units, becoming an outstanding teacher across all year groups. Most recently, she has been a Head of Primary Phase in a free special school for children with autism in south west London, moving a brand new school forward from the very first day.

Bernadett firmly believes that every child holds an innate potential to rise above their circumstances and succeed beyond expectation in life with the presence of empathy, equal opportunity and a supportive and competent multidisciplinary team. As Head of Outreach, leading the Early Years’ team, Bernadett now feels privileged to have the opportunity to witness even more children and young people with autism pursue growth and happiness in their educational setting and throughout life.

Sarah Larner
BCBA

ABA Supervisor

Sarah joined BeyondAutism in September 2011 having worked in various capacities with children with autism prior to this. She joined as a Trainee ABA Tutor and worked her way through being a Class Leader to an ABA Supervisor across both Park House and Tram House Schools. In September 2018 she joined the Early Years Team as the ABA Supervisor.

Sarah completed a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis through Bangor University in September 2016 and became a BCBA in February 2018.

She is passionate about helping children with autism succeed and achieve their maximum potential through learning communication strategies and gaining access and understanding within their local communities. Sarah loves seeing the progress that the pupils make and celebrating these successes with parents and Tutors. She is particularly motivated working with young children and their parents, focusing on early intervention and consistency across all settings from a young age to empower children to grow and succeed.

Marta Martin Perteguer

Speech, Language and Communication Needs Teacher

Having children with autism in her family Marta knew from very early on that she wanted to dedicate herself to supporting children and young people with ASD and their families. She graduated as a SEN Teacher and completed two master degrees in Inclusive Education and ASD and Psychoeducational Intervention. Marta has worked with children and young adults with autism in different settings. Her latest role was in an autism specific primary school in south west London where she worked for over five years.

Marta has developed significant knowledge in Makaton, PECs, Podd and other language programmes to enable her to support pupils with a variety of communication methods. Marta teaches with a holistic approach, always celebrating her pupils’ personalities. She particularly enjoys developing an adaptable educational environment that ensures children thrive and succeed beyond expectations. Marta is particularly invested in parental mental health and supporting children and young people with autism to unlock their full potential and achieve happiness within their family units and communities. 

Constantina Diamantopolou

Outreach Administrator

Constantina joined the BeyondAutism team as Outreach Administrator in 2019 and as a people-person, she is the link between the families and Early Years’ team.

She is passionate about her work, eager to learn and ready to face any challenges.