Meet The Team Behind Autism Support UK

Linzi Tropea

Chair/Manager

Linzi

Linzi

Hi i am Linzi and i am the founder and director of Autism Support UK. I oversee the management and running of the Saturday School, from recruiting behaviourists and volunteers to purchasing and organizing materials, school hire, insurances, administration and fundraising right across to making sure there is tea and coffee available on arrival.

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Michelle Howerd

Secretary

Michelle

Michelle

Hi I'm Michelle, I have a young boy who is currently on the asd pathway. I first volunteered at autism support uk as a tutor which gave me a different perspective on the best practice for supporting children with autism. My son now benefits from attending Saturday school where he has made real progress.

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Kirsty Keyburn

Head Behaviourist

KirstyKeyburn

Kirsty

Hi I'm Kirsty Keyburn, Head Behaviourist at Autism Support UK.
I oversee all the behaviour analytic programmes implemented at ASUK. I provide training for the behaviour management team including Supervisors, Room Leads and Assistant Room Leads.

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Katy Lee

BCBA

Katy

Katy

As one of the most clinically experienced Behaviour Analysts in the UK, Katy has been working in the field of evidence based practice and intervention for children, young people and adults with autism, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge for over 20 years.
Katy holds a science degree in psychology.

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Behaviour Supervisors

Theresa

Theresa Gill

Theresa Gill

I am Theresa and I am a Supervisor at 'Autism Support UK' My role involves collaborating with the children’s parents, conducting assessments, writing each child’s Personal Intervention Plans (PIPs) across 5 main areas of Communication, Play, Learning to Learn, Social Skills and Barriers to Learning.

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Barbara

Barbara Di Benedetto

Barbara Di Benedetto

Hello, my name is Barbara and I am the new Behaviour Supervisor at 'Autism Support UK'. My role consists in undertaking assessment and designing personalised behaviour intervention plans for 12 children attending our second intake as well as providing ongoing training and supervision to Room Leads.

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Trish

Deborah

Trish Bady

Hi I’m Trish Brady, new behaviour supervisor at Autism Support UK. My duties will include undertaking assessments, assisting in developing intervention plans for children and providing end of intake reports for children on progress made, based on data and direct observations. I will also be providing training and support

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Room Leads

Chloe Dolphin

Chloe Dolphin

Chloe

Hi I’m Chloe and I am a room leader at Autism Support UK. My role involves overseeing 6 children’s individualised targets supporting the assistant room lead and trainee

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Michelle Mack

Michelle

Michelle

Hi, I’m Michelle and I am a Room Lead at Autism Support UK. My role involves supporting and mentoring a small team of trainee tutors and my Assistant Room Lead

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Georgina Fenton

Georgina

Georgina

Hi, I’m Georgina and I’m a room leader at Autism Support UK. My role as room leader includes supporting 6 children with Autism to achieve their personalised targets

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Robert Teare

Robert Teare

Robert

Hi I am Robert Teare, I am a Room Lead at AS-UK and as such work with the supervisors implementing the personal intervention plans which they create for each of our children.

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Heather Taylor

Heather

Heather

My role at ASUK is a Room Leader, I will be there to support and guide my team of volunteer s and support my children in my room. I will be planning weekly lessons

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Victoria Fidler

Victoria

Victoria

Hi I’m Vicky and I’m our playroom manager. The playroom is a special place just for siblings. It’s my role to create a happy environment for the children while their brother or sister

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Administration

Jeff Slough

Website Designer/Coordinator

Jeff

Jeff

Hello, I'm Jeff 'The Website Guy'. When Linzi contacted me and asked if I could help with a new project she was working on for children with Autism, I couldn't refuse

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Deborah Booth

Finance

Deborah

Deborah

Hi I'm Deborah, married to James and a mum of twins, Astrid and Max. I gave up my role as a project manager for a management consultancy in March 2015

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