Our Team

Jayne Dillon is the group’s Chairperson and a former registered midwife with three children; two of her children have Asperger’s syndrome and the youngest also has selective mutism. Jayne is an elected Labour councillor representing Davyhulme East Ward in Trafford, an active member of the Educational Rights Alliance and the Breathe Clean Air Group. She is the published author of ‘Jessi-cat, The Cat That Unlocked a Boy’s Heart’.

Michelle is the group Secretary and events organiser. She has a teenage daughter who has autism, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. She is responsible for keeping the group’s mailing list up-to-date, along with organising meet-ups, courses, trips and activities.

George is the group’s Treasurer. He is very good at raising much needed funds for the group which pays for venue rental, trips and other social activities for members. He often attends monthly meet-ups at The Fuse and listens to what parents have to say about any issues or achievements.

Fiona is a committee member. Her son was diagnosed with autism at age 6. She is the author of ‘The Children’s Guide To Autism’, and ‘The Children’s Guide To Things People Say (but don’t really mean)’ and is on the University of Manchester’s face-to-face Expert By Experience autism group which works with researchers to improve the value of their research in consideraton of autism. She is keen to help increase people’s understanding about autism and support the empowerment of parents to effectively tackle the challenges they face. She also built this website.