I presented along the magnificent expert by experience Jake Ballard who I have trained with for quite a few years
It was clear that Jake's descriptions of his routines, interests and accurate literal understanding wowed the audience.
I am always delighted to present "alongside" Jake and I gave information on the vulnerabilities of people on the Autism Spectrum to hate crime and tips on support
The other speaker we managed to see was from the Crown Prosecution Service and it was really heartening to hear him show understanding of people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and speak with determination to prosecute perpetrators of hate crimes against people with disabilities. he was realistic that there is a way to go.
Thanks so much to Helen Ranasinghe and Victim Support for inviting us and organising this conference.