About me

Emma is one of the directors of Autism Wellbeing CIC, a non-profit organisation working alongside people to change the way autism is perceived. If you feel able to support us to support others then please follow us on social media and/or make a donation

This blog contains personal insights and the occasional professional reflection. I speak only for myself, but know that my writing resonates with many others. These blogs are part of my life journey and consequently demonstrate the changing nature of being a human! The people mentioned in my writing grow, enter, or leave my story at different points; my understanding develops; my choice of language changes; my perspectives change. I hope my honesty empowers others and encourages non-judgmental acceptance of where each of us is at any point in our own journeys…

My current PhD research explores perceptions of autism within community mental health services.

My professional career spans over 25 years within the field of social care, starting out as a support worker before qualifying as a registered service manager and then specialising in service development.

I am published in the BILD Good Autism Practice journal and as one of the co-authors of AutismWellbeing’s groundbreaking “Sensory Trauma: autism, sensory difference and the daily experience of fear”.

If you enjoy my writing, please check out my wildlife blog Off Down The Rabbit Hole

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