My name is Robyn Steward, I have a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome ( a type of autism). I am a trainer to professionals working in education, children services and adult social care. A mentor to others on the Autistic spectrum and their families ( face to face and via skype), and a consultant., to services and families.
I have spoken all over the world including 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
In 2013 my practical book about safety issues for women on the Autistic spectrum, will be published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
I am also an artist and musician.
to get to where I am today, I have been through lots of experiences, both good and bad click here for more information