Arsenal Whittick

Autism Advocate & Autism Adviser

An Autism Adviser based at our charity hub, with a diagnosis of autism, Arsenal uses his personal experiences to support staff understanding through mentorship, and helps to raise awareness in good autism practices. 


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 Charity Hub, Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BP. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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