Caroline Hearst, founder and director
Caroline is a late diagnosed autistic adult. She runs Autism Matters, which offers autism awareness training and consultancy. She has two sons one of whom is autistic and both of whom currently live in New Zealand. She manages more work on her allotment in theory than in practice, concocts a soup now and then and occasionally creates photo collages.
Caroline edited the Being Autistic book. You can learn more about Caroline's experience of being autistic by reading her About page.
Caroline can be contacted at email@example.com.
Laura Williams, director
Laura lives in Surrey with her cat Mitzi. She is studying for a BSc in Animal Behaviour, and works at a cat rescue centre. She was diagnosed with Asperger’s at the age of 25, having suspected for a few years before that.
You can learn more about Laura's experience of being autistic by reading the chapter she contributed to AutAngel's Being Autistic book.
Laura can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nikki Holloway, director
Nikki was diagnosed in her forties and has always felt she was born several centuries later than she should have been. She lives with her husband, three children, and an anxious cat, two of whom are also diagnosed autistics.
Nikki escapes from twenty first century life by growing vegetables, keeping chickens and ducks, and playing the piano when no one is listening.
Nikki can be contacted at email@example.com.
Christina Hughes Nind
Christina gave up the office-bound life of a lawyer five years ago to retrain as a gardener and then as a horticultural therapist. One of the inspirations was the garden described in the book The Morville House, and so she made the trip to that garden, as you can see in the picture. Christina helped set up the AutAngel Allotment Group. She does not identify as autistic.
Christina can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panda is an almost too calm neurodivergent researcher, bricoleur, activist, productive irritant and flâneur living in London. He maintains the AutEvents calendar of autism-related events, is research partner for the A society fit for autistics project, volunteers for the Restart Project and is vice-chair of the Hackney and Tower Hamlet Independent Custody Visitors panel.
You can learn more about Panda's experience of being autistic by reading the chapters he contributed to AutAngel's Being Autistic book.
Panda can be contacted at email@example.com.