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experts talk about autism


Click on the images below to view answers to questions about autism,

what it is, who is affected ... what help is available, and where.

anna kennedy obe



“Put your body armour on and fight for the rights of your child. If you don’t do it, no one else is going to do it for you!”

Anna is well known for setting up schools to provide an improved education and other facilities for children with autism, which affects both of her own children. She has also set up a respite home and runs a website with over 50,000 international followers. She was appointed an OBE in 2012. 


To watch Anna answering questions about autism and her work, click here or on her photo.


Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Autism and Education


“More needs to be done to showcase wider representations of autism in the media”


Laura has been conducting research in to autism for over ten years. Her work has included exploring the experiences of receiving and communicating a diagnosis of autism.

To see Laura talking about her research into autism, click here ... or on her photo.

carly jane jones MBE

Expert on Autism in Females


“I think for every one girl diagnosed there were three left unsupported… We’re very much overlooked – it’s getting better.”


Carly Jane was diagnosed with autism at the age of 32. Since 2008 she has been campaigning for greater awareness and equality of diagnosis, education and safeguarding of autistic women and girls.


To listen to Carly speaking about autism in girls, and her own experience, click here or on her photo.

dr rachel moseley

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University

“A diagnosis with a thousand different faces…Your autism doesn’t need to limit you.”

Rachel’s field of research centres on autism spectrum conditions, with an emphasis on language and semantic processing, emotion processing, and social neuroscience.


To listen to Rachel talking about autism and her research, click here ... or on her photo.

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