Autism Unseen would like to thank the following individuals for supporting our charity and taking the time to promote our cause
PATRON – LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
Lord Norton of Louth [Philip Norton] was appointed Professor of Government in 1986. In 1992 he also became Director of the Centre for Legislative Studies. In 1998 he was elevated to the peerage, as Lord Norton of Louth. From 2001 to 2004 he was Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. He has been described in The House Magazine – the journal of both Houses of Parliament – as ‘our greatest living expert on Parliament’.
PATRON – DR JON RUDD Msc, B.Ed (Hons)
Jon is an Olympic Gold medal coach in the sport of swimming and Ireland’s National Performance Director for Swimming and Diving, for both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. A world-renowned high-performance educationalist and a Doctor of Psychology, Jon has directly coached three World Records in the sport of swimming and several European and Commonwealth Records. In recent years, Jon has been named as International Coach of the Year, World Junior Coach of the Year and European Coach of the Year, as well as having won the British Swimming Coach of the Year award on two occasions. Jon has served as a senior International Head Coach at Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth levels for Great Britain, Lithuania, England, Ireland and Turkey and as a Senior International Coach for the Netherlands and Kenya. Jon has an autistic son and an autistic nephew and is passionate about enabling all who deal with autism to have the best possible experience and chance in regular society.
AMBASSADOR – CHARLIE RILEY
Charlie Riley, was recently appointed an Ambassador for Autism Unseen, for his outstanding work and contribution to the Charity. Charlie took part in the Autism Unseen Kilimanjaro Challenge, and more recently he is busy fundraising for the 2022 Autism Unseen Tall Ships Challenge which he will be participating in. Charlie, who is autistic, undertakes motivational speeches on behalf of the Charity, helping to raise awareness of problems relating to Autism, and what it is like to live with Autism.