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Max is a play worker, artist and consultant who specialises in working with children and young people who are disabled and/or have additional support needs. Max has seven years experience working with this population across school, playground and community settings. Max is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Max uses playfulness and creativity to get to know the children and young people he works with so they can co-create meaningful, exciting and unique spaces and experiences. This might involve creating imaginary worlds, playing with words and ideas, building things from junk or finding unique ways to explore the senses. It’s about changing an everyday space into somewhere new; a space for play. Have a look at the blog to read more about the kind of forms this takes.

Outside of his practice working with children and young people Max is also a visual artist. He’s interested in finding ways to communicate complex ideas in accessible and playful ways. He’s currently working on ways to use visual art to talk about play, communication and neurodivergence.

When he’s not directly working with children and young people Max can be found talking, thinking and writing about play.

A photo of the author, a young-ish man smiling and looking at the camera. He’s wearing glasses, ear defenders and a bright orange t-shirt. The sun is shining behind him.
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