Kieran Rose was diagnosed as Autistic in 2003 and is a parent of Autistic children. An academically and mainstream published Author, Kieran is an International Public Speaker, whose essays at www.theautisticadvocate.com have been read by over a million people. He is currently co-producing research into Autistic Masking, Monotropy and Autistic Identity
Kieran delivers his own specialist Autism training; and provides private consultancy for charities and organisations across the UK and the world. He is also founder of a network for Autistic advocates, Executive Board Member of the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective, an international education organisation for Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists; and Neurodivergence Educator for the US based Occupational Therapy charity the Star Institute for Sensory Processing.
Jodie Smitten is an independent children’s well-being practitioner specialising in autism and a parent to autistic children.
Jodie has many years of experience in working alongside autistic children and their families, advocating for identification, educational adjustments, changes in parental approaches and positive self-identity. Jodie has a post graduate certificate in autism and is currently doing an MA in autism.