Anuj speaking.

The APPGA has an advisory group to provide advice to the Officers of the APPGA on autism and current policy issues affecting autistic people and their families.

At the time it was formed in 2000, it was decided that each advisory group member should have some policy and some autism knowledge. In addition, it was also decided that the Group as a whole needed detailed Parliamentary knowledge, academic insight, comprehensive representation of both policy areas and people, professional insight, perspectives of autistic people and personal insight.

As vacancies arise, the Advisory Group jointly approach a person who will maintain the skills, knowledge and insight balance of the group as a whole. The Advisory Group is not an elected group.



Position on Group

Dr Juli Crocombe

Consultant in Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry


Phillip Hanscombe

Hertfordshire County Council, expert by experience, RNLD


Vanessa Bobb A2ndVoice  

Ed Archer

Ambitious About Autism


Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen

Autism Research Centre


Justin Cooke Ambitious About Autism  
Christine Edwards Daem Kent Autistic Trust/Autism Alliance  
Helen Ellis Autism Education Trust  

Sarah Lambert

The National Autistic Society


Melissa McAuliffe

Asperger's Specialist Social Worker

Newham Asperger's Service

Mental Health Recovery Team


Jo Minchin Southwest Lincolnshire CCG  
Dr Anna Remington Centre for Autism Research in Autism and Education (CRAE)  

Jon Spiers



Olly Parker

The National Autistic Society/APPGA