Hi, I’m Emily and this is Emily: Autism and Me. After years of knowing I was different and struggling, I received my autism diagnosis in November 2020 at the age of 27. Realising that everything I had been taught about autism didn’t really relate to me, I decided to set up Emily: Autism and Me to change the narrative of what it means to be autistic using my own lived experience.
The last few years have certainly been a whirlwind, from setting up business in 2021 and being nominated for the Princes Trust Award’s 2022 Enterprise Award and Young Changemaker Award, to receiving a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Hyper-Mobility. But my aim has remained the same, to support the world to realise that access isn’t about knocking down buildings and rebuilding them but simple things.
Prior to running Emily: Autism and Me, I studied
Primary Education and qualified as a teacher in 2015.
After graduating in worked in museums delivering
educational workshops and tours to school groups
and visitors and later worked in a school supported
children with Special Educational Needs and
In my spare time I enjoy going the theatre,
visiting museums and wildlife parks and going to
cafés. I like to spend time with my friends, family
and my cat (who often makes an appearance in my meetings!).