KEVIN HEALEY, BCAv
Kevin has been supporting and campaigning for people with autism since he was diagnosed in 2000. He has set up two Autism charities and a radio station to support people with Autism in Staffordshire. In addition to this, Kevin is also a volunteer director of the National Autism Society which supports over half a million people within the UK.
Kevin most recently launched a nationwide Anti-bullying campaign which had the endorsement and backing of Lord Sugar. A billboard campaign went out on 4,000 screens across the UK.
Raising awareness of Autism is at the forefront of everything that Kevin does, from speaking in schools, colleges and universities, to helping hundreds of people get referrals for diagnosis via the helpline.
With a social media following of over 170,000 people he also helps parents and carers and anyone with questions or concerns around Autism. During his 15 years volunteering, Kevin has secured funding of over £400,000 for charity, as well as helping his local MP set up prediagnostic services for children.
He has also arranged the largest Autism conference in the West Midlands.
Nominated by Julie Kearns