Paul Harper – Leader/CEO
I have over 21 years’ experience working with Autism and Disability, from being involved in government work programme’s to working in a Disabled school, project management and making it happen. I like to get involved with the families and adults, making them laugh and getting them to join in. I also like to help others, if I don’t know something I will find it.
Amanda Birch – Chair of Trustee’s and Events Manager
Louise Harper – Secretary/Membership Officer
I have 3 children aged 19, 13 and 9 on the spectrum, so have a lot of personal experience with this. I like to get involved in the activities that our members take part in, giving them support and confidence to try new tasks. It gives me satisfaction to see everybody flourish and enjoy taking part in our events. Through Puzzles I have seen members gain so much and have also met many new friends.
Tracey Rea – Assistant Events Manager
I work for a childrens charity in Kent, where I get paid to play games and act a fool. Officially I’m a youth worker trained in positive behaviour and work with children with special needs either groups or 1-1. I love tea and cake but hate spiders and snakes. I also do public speeches about bowel disorders.
Andy Jackson – Support Worker and Football Manager
I have had many years experience working with disabled people in sport. I have links with Much Laughter which is a charity that puts on comedy nights to raise money for local charities and raises awareness of FASD. I am on the Autistic spectrum due to having FASD myself.