In this podcast, disability influencer Clenton Farquharson talks to David, founder of Asperger’s Heroes, and Zoe from Community Catalysts about David’s journey to create and grow a support and activist group for people diagnosed with Asperger’s or on the autistic spectrum.
David’s group helps people through their diagnosis and to understand the strengths of people with Asperger’s. The group also wants to educate the public on what it is really like to live with Asperger’s. David talks about how Covid-19 has had an impact on his group, with some surprising reflections.
Zoe works with David through the project run by Community Catalysts in Birmingham which helps local people who want to develop small enterprises that will complement established day services by offering highly personalised alternatives. Zoe talks about the work and mutual aid ethos of Community Catalysts.