Joanna Grace is a Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, Author, Trainer, TEDx speaker and Founder of The Sensory Projects. A former teacher, Joanna was recognised for Outstanding practice for teaching 2 to 19 year olds in mainstream and special school settings. Through her work, Joanna seeks to contribute to a future where people are understood in spite of their differences.
In 2019, Joanna set up The Sensory Projects which runs on the principle that with the right knowledge and a little creativity inexpensive items can become effective sensory tools for inclusion. Its first initiative, The Sensory Story Project, has since published nearly 30 sensory stories and the Projects have won awards for innovative and inclusive practice.
She wrote Sharing Sensory Stories with Children and Teens in 2013. Following its success, Joanna published seven books focusing on aspects of sensory engagement work and neurodiversity. Joanna also writes for magazines and journals. She now lives in rural Cornwall in England and welcomes new connections with people interested in inclusion – reach out to her on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Find out more at www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk