Our purpose

“Everyone has potential but some people don’t have the means to recognise or the tools to optimise.”

At Do-IT Solutions, we strive to be the global market leader in Neurodiverse screening and assessments through providing innovative, valuable and stable products that help, both, organisations and individuals to improve inclusivity and enable each person to achieve their best self.

Our values

Learning is key

Recognised expertise in learning difficulties, disabilities and neurodiversity.

Caring

Across multiple sectors education, into work, employment and justice.

Collaboration

Varying employment settings – authorities, government and education.

Challenges & opportunities

Building trusted, sustainable relationships with organisations to drive value.

Evidence-based

Agile solutions, bespoke to your organisation including our Training Packages.

Ambitious

Practical solutions to optimise delivery models and ensure effectiveness.

Founder and CEO

Professor Amanda Kirby

MBBS MRCGP PhD

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Professor Amanda Kirby is very unusual and has the unique experience of straddling health, education, and the workplace.

She is a qualified GP and worked in adult psychiatry and stress management but changed her career when her 2nd child was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at 3 years of age. Her experience and frustrations (at times) as a parent finding her way around the health and educational system led to her consequently starting up an interdisciplinary specialist centre for parents, and children in Wales more than 25 years ago in order to be able to provide practical robust support.

She is the chair of the ADHD Foundation and works closely with many other charities working in this area.

Amanda is an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales and an honorary professor at Cardiff University. She has clinical and research experience and founded and ran a transdisciplinary clinical and research team for 20 years relating to neurodiversity. She is a qualified GP and has a Ph.D. relating to emerging adulthood and neurodiversity.

Amanda has been on government advisory boards (e.g. Hidden Impairment National Group) as well as advising UK and international charities in the field of neurodiversity. This includes being a patron of the Dyspraxia Association in New Zealand, Chair of Movement Matters UK.

She has written 9 books and more than 100 research papers in the field and her latest book (published in 2021): ‘Neurodiversity at Work, Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce’ won the Diversity, Inclusion and Equality category at the Business Book Awards 2022. She also has a new book on Neurodiversity in Education coming out later in 2022.

Raising standards are important to Amanda and Do-IT Solutions were the first company in Wales to gain Disability Confident Leader status.

Amanda has lived experience of neurodiversity first hand, as she sees herself as neurodivergent as well as being a parent of neurodivergent children, and grandchildren.

Amanda’s passion to make changes in society and increase the chances of showcasing talents for neurodivergent children and adults especially in work settings remains as strong as it was 30 years ago.

Managing Director

Helen Arnold-Richardson

LLB (Hons) PGCE PCET

Helen has spent over a decade in senior leadership roles in the Education, Criminal Justice and Commercial sectors. At the start of her career, she specialised in law and later entered the teaching profession as she had a real passion for developing people.

It was whilst lecturing law that she decided to use her skills to support the development of people in the criminal justice system. She spent many years teaching in prison and leading large teams that delivered education across the prison estate. In her senior leadership roles, she worked on European projects, sat on strategic boards and advisory groups to support reducing reoffending through offender learning.

Helen wanted to expand her skills and knowledge further and accepted a leadership role responsible for the delivery of learning and development in Wales as part Centrica’s national learning and development team.

She joined Do-IT Solutions Ltd in 2018 as the Business Director and was promoted to Managing Director in 2020 to take the company on the next stage of the journey to be the market leader for neurodiverse screening, assessments, and training.

Helen has always been an avid boxing fan and is the Non-Executive Director responsible for Safeguarding for the Welsh Amateur Boxing Association.