Autism Training About Autism Anglia’s Training Services Meet the Training Team Hayley Greenhill, External Training Manager Qualifications: Health and Social Care Level 3, Diploma level 4 Leadership & Management in Health and social care, PTTLS Level 4, Train the Trainer Level 7, Assessor award A1, Qualified Internal Quality Assurer. I’ve worked in Health and Social care since I was 17 years old, supporting people with a variety of needs from learning disabilities, mental health, autism, and physical disabilities. I started as a support worker and went into Management which saw me start at Autism Anglia in 2012 as Regional Manager for Essex Adult Services. During my different roles in management, I have delivered many training courses and seminars, I have also qualified as an Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer for staff Diplomas. I live in Suffolk with my husband and two boys, my youngest has Downs Syndrome which helps me relate to a lot of the training and supporting parents in sessions. I run a successful Netball Club which I do in my spare time, I love seeing children and adults starting to get back into the sport and using it to build confidence and socialising. I like relaxing watching documentaries on Netflix whilst eating a big tub of popcorn! Jo Keys, External Training Manager Qualifications: PTTLS level 4, Train the Trainer Level 7, Information, Advice and Guidance. I have over 20 years’ experience of working with people with autism, and other conditions. After working as a SENCO in a preschool for several years. I came to work for Autism Anglia in 2006 as Head of Family Support. The title changed over time and the team became Autism Advice. This involved giving Information, Advice and Guidance to anyone associated with autism. I then started to deliver training both internally and externally, becoming Autism Anglia Trainer in 2018. I also worked at our school Doucecroft as Student Welfare Officer, before becoming full time External Training Manager in 2020. I live in Essex with my partner, dog and cat. Together we have 6 children, and 5 grandchildren with another one due this year. Cooking is a pleasure of mine and I enjoy trying new dishes. Entertaining family and friends with BBQs in the summer and Roasts in the winter. I like plants but don’t have a garden, so I grow them in pots both indoors and outdoors. I love to play games including board, card and online. Jo Dunne, External Trainer Qualifications: NVQ Teaching Assistant Level 3, NVQ Leadership & Management in Health and social care level 3, Diploma level 5 Leadership & Management in Health and social care, and PTTLS Level 3. I started working with individuals on the spectrum when I was 18 as a Support Worker in a specialist college and then joined Autism Anglia in 2010 as a Senior Support Worker. I worked in various roles in different services in Supported Living before moving into Management. During my role as Registered Manager the services expanded, and Outreach was developed. I was also given the opportunity to lead training which I loved. I took a four year career break while my children were young then returned in April 2021 to join the training team which is a dream come true! I am passionate about raising awareness and understanding of autism and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I am originally from Manchester, but I moved to Essex 11 years ago and I love it here. I live with my husband, two daughters and my dog. I love to walk on the beach, days out with my family and watching live music/comedy. I visit my friends and family in Manchester whenever I get the chance but also love to visit new places on holiday. Seeing my two girls laughing and happy is the best feeling in the world for me. Lucy Roberts, External Trainer Qualifications: BA(Hons) Fine Art, PGCE Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Post 16, NCFE Assessor Award, QTLS with SEN, Autism Diploma with Merit I originally wanted to be an Art Teacher, completing an Art degree in 2008, but I went in a very different direction! Initially unsuccessful getting onto a teaching qualification, Instead of initially gaining a teaching qualification, I worked my way up as admin assistant for Fostering and Youth Services at ECC, progressing to schools as an LSA and teaching evening classes for ACL. I gained my teaching qualification in 2013, worked as a Tutor for an Employment Charity, then as SEN Class Teacher. I joined Autism Anglia in 2017, as Art and Textiles Instructor & Line Manager at Jigsaw, a role that absolutely made me who I am today! I joined the training team in 2021 - I love teaching, and am a huge advocate for the autism world, so promoting awareness and understanding is just the best job! I am married to and live with my high school sweetheart; we have a son and a daughter, two cats and a mad dog who we love to take on walks in the woods. Seeing my children grow into happy, well-rounded people, who are accepting of others and their differences, is my greatest achievement. I am also the sibling of an Autistic person, which has given me a greater understanding and helps me relate to the people and families we work with and support. Jamie Page, Business Administration Apprentice I enjoy working for Autism Anglia because of the nature of the job and that it's in the charity sector. This makes my work very rewarding as I know it's helping someone with autism. The workforce is very positive and I have only come across kind and welcoming people. I live in Essex with my family, we have a dog, and we all know he is the best treated! I am a triplet of two other brothers, so the house is never quiet. In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching football, I play for a local team and support Arsenal. Anyone who knows me would describe me as a foody, I enjoy both cooking and obviously eating good food and I really enjoy trying new foods.