In addition to being a full time single mother of three daughters, Olley Edwards is a part-time model, actress, film-maker, author, and is also the co-founder of Autism Women Matter. Her road towards being shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards 2014 began in 2012 when she started raising awareness in how autism can look different in females.
Olley’s desire to raise awareness not only came as a result of having two daughters with autism, but also because she was convinced that she suffered from the condition herself (despite being told by a doctor that she could not be autistic, as “autistic people cannot act” – lo and behold, despite the lack of support and unanswered questions, Olley has since been officially diagnosed with autism).
Brotherwood are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new model of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, based on the highly acclaimed new Ford Tourneo Connect, which brings a host of innovative and unique safety and comfort features to the disabled motoring sector .
Mark Griffin has been making a huge splash in Canoe Marathon classes over the last year which is an astounding achievement when you read the personal challenges Mark has had to overcome to paddle his way to success.
Level Playing Fields exists primarily to improve access to disabled sports fans to enjoy live sports. The organisation’s roots are in football but they cover all sports. Chairperson, Joyce Cook, told us about some of the current projects they’re involved in. Continue reading