We are a group that came together on the autism related forum to form this voluntary not for profit organisation.

Maria

Chair. I entered the autism space by advocating and dealing with my children’s diagnosis and SEN provisions at school. However soon I realised that autism, or then Asperger, was the name for what was happening to me all my life.  I am an MBA qualified chemical engineer by training and worked in blue chip companies in new product development and marketing.  I have 12 years’ experience of advocacy and 8 years’ experience of advising people on a popular forum for parents. Watching my girls, I know building positive autism identity is hugely important. I came across some demeaning and dehumanising conversations about autistic people and realised that equality is not a forgone conclusion. We need to work for it for us and for the sake of our children. So I joined with others to start this voluntary organisation.

Simon

Treasurer. I am an electrical engineer. I moderate a professional forum and manage my own electronics business. I hope to see a change in attitude towards “autistic” people and have a decent online platform to use. I believe we should be pushing the idea that there is a diversity in society. There is a sliding scale from NT to Autistic. The cut-off point between NT and Autistic is impossible to define, we are proof of that in trying to help those that miss out on a diagnosis. We should be pushing for an understanding that we are not all the same and there should be more tolerance in society.

Alex

Alex is an MBA qualified, international finance executive with a proven track record over the last 20+ years working across all aspects of operational finance, restructuring and transformation, P&L turnarounds as well as managing complex international controllership, audit and risk mitigation activities. During this time Alex also held several international board positions most recently in the UK as a trustee of his company’s pension plan.

Spencer

Volunteer financial auditor and advisor, chartered management accountant with 16 years’ experience in a variety of sectors. Before he was analyst at UBS, PwC and GE Capital. Currently works as a finance manager and a strategy consultant for a couple of firms

Digby

BSc Electronic, Computer and Systems Engineering with a career in Aircraft Systems and hobbies with hardware/Software on Windows/Mac machines. Diagnosed in Sept 2019 at 51 with Asperger’s. Learning lots about the journey as an adult whilst finding the gaps in the world view of Neuro-Divergent people.

Quinn

I work in the optical industry. Been doing it 30 years. I’m the big-data guy at the company I work for these days but I’ve done loads of different jobs in the business. I am also Autistamatic and rum my own autistic vlog.

Ryan

I have skills in website design, art, running a business, social media, marketing strategy. I hope the world would understand autistic people better and do things in a logical order.