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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.

Name

Organisation

Position on Group

Dr Juli Crocombe

Consultant in Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry

Chair

Phillip Hanscombe

Hertfordshire County Council, expert by experience, RNLD

Vice-Chair

Vanessa Bobb A2ndVoice  

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

Autistica

 

Olly Parker

The National Autistic Society/APPGA

Secretary