I have a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome (a type of autism).
I am an Autism and Asperger’s trainer to professionals working in education, children services and adult social care.
I am also a mentor to other people on the Autistic spectrum, and their families (face to face and through Skype), and a consultant, providing professional advisory consultation to services and to families.
My aim is to help educate, support and raise awareness. I dedicate my life to this work.
I am based in London, and have keynoted, presented and debated with audiences all over the world, including tours of the USA and Australia.
I make sure that I engage with others in the autism community so that I am not simply just reprinting my own experiences, because everyone on the autistic spectrum is different. I also ensure that I take as many opportunities as possible to see different types of support packages and programmes.
I am also a NAS (National Autistic Society) Ambassador, and have taken an active role in campaigning for services and the rights of people on the autistic spectrum.
I spoke at the launch of the Autism Bill (now the Autism Act) in the House of Commons.
I also take an active role locally I am on the Wandsworth Autism Action Plan Steering Group and the Social Care Learning and Development Consultation Group.
I am on the steering group of the PASsA trial (an anxiety group therapy for people with Asperger’s syndrome) and the Clinical psychology doctorate sub select committee, both at the University of East Anglia.
I have a large media profile including a documentary about my life on BBC Radio 4 , Channel 4 News, and CNN. See my Press Page for more information.
I am also an artist and musician.
To get to where I am today, I have been through lots of life experiences, both good and bad.
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