Debbie has over a decade of experience working with people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome in a variety of settings and over 15 years experience teaching and training in post compulsory education. Debbie is a passionate and inspirational self advocate for Autism and Asperger syndrome and regularly speaks at conferences, on TV and radio to raise awareness of Autism and Asperger Syndrome; the issues people face, prevalence and issues for women and girls on the spectrum and mental health and autism.
Debbie has also been involved in setting up a number of projects aimed at providing mentoring and advocacy for those individuals with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome who receive little or no support. Debbie is a qualified therapist, providing coaching and counselling for individuals with Asperger Syndrome. She is also an activist and campaigner for employment rights for Autistic people. Debbie is the Specialist Autism Awareness Trainer at Autism East Midlands, blog writer and Specialist Mentor for autistic members of staff and students in higher education.