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Meet the Team – Managers

Cathy –

I jointly started the charity as a small support group in 2005; eventually becoming a charity in 2009.  I am a qualified Operations Manager with many years experience as a Social Care Manager.

I am a single parent to my adult son who is autistic with Learning Difficulties, and other co-morbidities. 

I work remotely from Cornwall & in my spare time I love to take beach walks with my two dogs!

Jayne –

I have a strong social care, administration, and leadership background.

Many years ago I was an admin volunteer for the charity but as I learnt more I became an integral member of staff supporting adults and working at activity sessions.

In my spare time I like to listen to music, go on walks and socialise.

Melissa –

I am a Mum to two boys, one of whom is autistic & brought me into the wonderful world of autism. However, it also gave me first-hand experience of feeling lost, lonely & trying to make sense of autism, education, and life experiences. 

I was previously the West Berkshire Council Autism Advisor. 

I live in Pembrokeshire. In my spare time I enjoy wild sea swimming and exploring local places.

Rachael

I have helped the charity from 2005 (when I discovered them as I needed support myself).

In my previous job I was a qualified Project Manager and more recently a Autism Resource Manager (giving me skills in IT, project management & the ability to support children & young people with additional needs).

I life in the Forest of Dean & in my spare time I enjoy walking and watercolour painting.