Phil has worked for The National Autistic Society since February 2014 as a freelance features writer for Autism in Practice, an online publication for professionals working in the field of autism.
Phil’s work has consisted of sourcing, preparing for and conducting interviews, researching and writing up articles on subjects as diverse as eating disorders, education policy change, exploring the link between autism and gastrointestinal issues and gender dysphoria. Phil has always delivered copy on time, has suggested ideas for content and has worked to a high standard.
Phil is an active supporter of The National Autistic Society and the autism community, using his direct experiences to help guide and advise us as an organisation. His experience in developing an employment support business and in social media has enabled us to contribute to many aspects of the NAS.
Carol Povey, The National Autistic Society
Phil came to The Prince’s Trust in 2013 to attend our Explore Enterprise course to be able to set up Autistic Achievers, an online recruitment portal to support those with autism into employment.
After delivering a very well received presentation to staff in our Stoke centre, he came along to our London head office to deliver to more of our staff here on living with autism. Phil was not only informative on a subject that isn’t readily talked about but he was passionate, honest and inspiring about what his life has been like and what he hopes to achieve. He gave us lots of insight into how we can help someone with autism and the great attributes they can offer to you as an employee.
I can safely say everyone that left the session felt more informed about autism and inspired by Phil whose passion to achieve and do well was extremely apparent.
Clare Davies, The Prince’s Trust
I first met Phil when we were both attending a Relaxed Performance at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre. We got talking about the work we do at Fairway with autism training and the rest as they say is history!
We asked Phil to be guest speaker at our annual Autism Awareness Workshop for Parents and Families to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. We had such positive feedback and found Phil to be inspirational. Fairway are committed to helping raise standards and improving the lives of those with autism but as importantly those yet diagnosed too. With the help of Phil and others, we are able to do this.
Phil’s passion and drive to raise awareness about autism is second to none and this was apparent in the feedback we received. We are very proud to be working with Phil and look forward to inviting him back to speak at our other events.
Fiona Trenchard-Davies, Fairway