Welcome to Our Training Team

Training & Development, Education, Employment and Acceptance

Our Training Team has just gotten bigger and we’d like to tell you all about it!

But first we’d like to say a special Thank You to a group called “Autism R US” who recently ended their long running project in Nottinghamshire and in doing so donated all of their closing finances to us at Autistic Nottingham to carry on our work. 

We asked them to give us a summary of their project in their own words:

Autism R Us were a group of people with Autism who felt passionately about passing on their lived experiences to others without Autism. They developed and presented training packages to organisations and groups in and around the Nottinghamshire area for over 8 years. The group hoped this would enable neurotypical people to gain an understanding about how people with Autism perceive things very differently. They hoped this would enable more independence, choices and self esteem for people with Autism. Their strapline, “nothing about is without us”, was very important to the group

From one Autistic led training team to another, we hope we can carry on the good work Autism R Us started in educating our local communities about autism and what it means to be Autistic. 

The team will be working on a variety of courses and workshops from workplace mentoring/Autism Acceptance training through to group sessions specifically for Autistic people to learn more about their own condition.

You will recognise some of our Training Team from our April Blog Series

Bob Allison

Bob Allison

Bob is our Head of Training and Development. He is keen to dispel the myths and stereotypes that surround Autism and the Autistic Community. Has spent a lifetime trying to do his best in environments that are unsuitable to work in. He has been described as cantankerous, but he completely disagrees with that.

Katherine McKay

Katherine McKay

My name is Kathy, I’m 29 years old from Gibraltar. I recently finished my Psychology with Counseling skills BS at Middlesex University. I came to Nottingham and shortly after I started working with Autistic Nottingham. I am Autistic with ADHD, I enjoy Psychology, crafts, animals and cooking

Phil Bilzon

Phil Bilzon

Phil is an Autism Mentor, Advocate and Personal Assistant. He has experience in working within mental health and has over twenty years of expertise in employment for people with varying disadvantages. He plays the ukulele badly, enjoys reading, music, old black and white films and is a dab-hand in the kitchen. He likes flat caps, beer, rolling his own cigarettes and is, says his wife, the embodiment of a Northern male. Phil was diagnosed autistic late in life and is particularly keen on post diagnosis discussions with other later developers.

If you’re interested in getting in touch with the team or just learning more then click below to visit our website and contact page.

2 responses to “Welcome to Our Training Team”

  1. Cameron Mounde Avatar
    Cameron Mounde

    I’m interested in joining you guys

    1. autisticnottingham Avatar

      Thanks Cameron, you can email the training team directly to chat with them at prosper@autisticnottingham.org 🙂

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