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Brian O’Hagan (Co-Project Manager)

Brian is father to James who has Cerebral Palsy. He co-manages the charity and has particular responsibility for strategic planning, business development, evaluation, fundraising and communications.

Donna Manwill (Co-Project Manager)

Donna is mum to Eddie and Joe who has High Functioning Autism. She co-manages the charity and has particular responsibility for staff management, administration & HR, operational planning and policy.

Rosemary Hudson (Out-reach & Training Co-ordinator)

Rosemary has three children William, Oliver and Daisy, all of who have Autism and other disabilities.  She first started working with parents in 2005 when she set up a baby-loss group. She has a particular passion for working with parents of children at mainstream schools.

Michele Creed (Outreach & Training Co-ordinator)

Michele has two children Alana who was born with an extremely rare
genetic condition, Trisomy 9 Mosaicism and Maia.  She is an Associate
of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Rebecca Martland (Outreach & Training Co-ordinator)

Rebecca has two teenage children, Beth and Thomas who was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism aged 13. Rebecca also works as a registered childminder, freelance early years trainer and writer. She is a qualified teacher and and early years professional.

Rachel Fielding (Volunteer Co-ordinator)

Rachel is mother of two girls, Poppy and Lois. Her background is in HR, specifically recruitment in the voluntary sector. After having her first daughter she moved into family liaison with national charity, Cool2Care, where she worked with families to recruit PA’s and buddies.


Helen Rodgers (Chair)

Helen has worked with children with disabilities and their families since 1995. She worked for 14 years within the Health Service as Thera-playgroup co-ordinator at Chichester Child Development Centre and is now Director of 'Arc Autism Advice'.

John Corr

John is father of John who has Autism. John senior works in tour management and logistics in the music industry and has worked for some of the world’s best known artists. He has an MBA from Kingston University.

Denise Snook

Denise has spent her 22 years working life in roles as a teacher and education advisor for children with disabilities and significant needs. She was formerly Lead of the Learning & Behaviour Advisory Team for WSCC. Denise now runs her own consultancy advising schools and and families on a range of SEN of issues including behaviour support.

Jo Jones

Jo is a mum to 3 children, Imogen age 6 Archie age 3 and Zachary age 2. Imogen and Zachary have the rare genetic condition Cystic Fibrosis. Jo is a passionate advocate and fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis and more generally, parents of children at mainstream schools.

Laetitia Castle

Laetitia is a mum to Pierre who is 11 years old. Pierre has Autism and speech delay. Laetitia is an administrator at CAPITA/WSCC Partnership but also works with Pierre after school and during holidays on his ABA programme. Laetitia is also very passionate about Autism awareness raising and would like to see more provision and opportunities put in place for post 16 children/adults with special needs in the County.

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