Bethlyn has three children, the eldest of whom was diagnosed with ASD at 2 years old. Her experiences as a service client span mainstream, special, independent, and maintained schools, as well as home education. She has appealed to SENDIST twice and moved home four times. Bethlyn is an Executive member of Educational Rights Alliance and Parent Governor, with SEND responsibility, of a Primary School. She has contributed to The SEND Review Guide and the Guide for Classroom Practitioners. She also worked with a number of Local Authorities as a consultant with Mouchel, and directly.