“SEN children process the world around them very differently. They can be triggered by new and unfamiliar places and be overwhelmed by too much information. In the process of helping my autistic son, I noticed the myriad of ways modern technology can help reduce anxiety, stress and overwhelm in children with special needs. That’s why I founded Picturepath – an online visual timeline tool designed to help SEN children anticipate and prepare for anxiety-triggering events.”

Richard Nurse

Picturepath Founder

About Picturepath Richard


Founded in 2017, we’ve been working closely with SENCos, parents and venues to help SEN children feel safer and more relaxed at school, at home and in new environments. We want every SEN child to experience stress-free enjoyment of new places and activities with friends, family and classmates.

Picturepath is designed to help SEN children have fewer episodes of distress, and navigate the world around them with confidence. If you would like to use picturepath for your child, for your school or for your venue, please use the contact form below to get in touch. Our team would be happy to assist you.

Meet the team

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Richard Nurse
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Mark Lally
Product Manager
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Clare Curran
Lead Designer
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Shan Padmanabhan
Marketing Executive
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Basit Elani
Lead engineer

Contact us

If you have any questions about picturepath, or require any support when using picturepath at your school or organisation please contact us and a member of our team will respond within 24 hours.