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Arsenal Whittick

Autism Advocate

A Support Worker at Penny Farthing with a diagnosis of autism, Arsenal uses his personal experiences to raise awareness and support for us. 


Duncan Honeybourne

Autism Advocate

Renowned concert pianist, tutor and lecturer, Duncan is a supporter and an advocate for us. Passionate about raising awareness of autism, Duncan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 1999.


Gillan Drew

Autism Advocate & Guest Blogger

Published author and blogger Gillan shares his experiences of being a dad and living with Asperger’s Syndrome in his book and on his popular blog. Gillan is a guest speaker for us and has featured in our My Life with Autism event series.

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Laine Perks

Autism Advocate & Guest Blogger

Parent and blogger Laine shares her experiences and advice about being a parent of two young girls with an autism diagnosis. Laine's daughters, Connie and Pepper, attend Portfield School.

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Claire Johnson

Autism Advocate & Guest Blogger

Claire shares her experiences and advice about being a parent of a young girl with a Global Development Delay diagnosis. Claire's daughter Rose attends the early years provision at Portfield School.




Jon Leavitt

Autism Advocate & Guest Blogger

Jon has volunteered for Autism Wessex for 5 years. Diagnosed with autism at the age of 48 Jon uses his personal experiences to raise awareness and support for us.   




Julia Stewart

Volunteer & Guest Blogger

Julia is a volunteer at Autism Wessex. Her son, Matthew, is currently studying a BSc Hons in Computer Science with Games Technology. Julia shares her experiences of being a parent of a young adult to raise awareness and support for us.

Autism Wessex is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1000792 at 22 Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1QL. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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