We work with two brilliant autism coaches, both of whom have autistic diagnoses (Asperger Syndrome) themselves and many years’ experience of both personal and professional autism experience.

Please read the profiles for each of our coaches and make contact directly with whomever you feel would be best suited for your needs and circumstances. You will need to make all appointments and arrangements directly with the coaches.

Fee: £50.00 per hour. Any other financial arrangements by discussion with Caroline or Karen.

Caroline HearstCaroline Hearst

Caroline carries out in-person appointments in Reading and also works via Skype and by email.

Website: http://www.autismmatters.org.uk/consultations.html
Contact: caroline@autismmatters.org.uk

Caroline regards herself as an Autism Educator providing consultations which offer a chance to discuss autism as it affects you/a family member, friend, employee or client. They provide a positive perspective on autism and the space to explore your situation from an informed insider perspective. Caroline has a diagnosis of autism which provides her with personal insight into living well as an autistic person.
Read Caroline’s full profile.

Karen Manghan

Karen carries out in-person appointments in Brighton and also works via Skype and by email.

Contact: asckeymentoring@gmail.com

Karen specialises in working with Young People between the ages of 16 – 30, specifically to manage educational or employment transitions, or support individuals and families pre and post diagnosis. Karen has a diagnosis of autism, which affords her an intrinsic understanding of her clients and the barriers they often face, her sessions are solution focused and work towards agreed goals which are client led.
Read Karen’s full profile.

Here is a quick guide to the types of autism support work that each of our coaches feels suitably qualified to undertake. Please note that we do not work directly with children.

SubjectCaroline HearstKaren Manghan
Exploring possibility of autismYESYES
Post-diagnostic supportYESYES
Parents of autistic childrenYESYES
Autistic parentsYESNO
Couples workYESNO
Young PeopleYESYES
Dating SupportYESYES
Anxiety and DepressionYESYES