Caroline Hearst

Fellow’s Profile

Caroline Hearst

Fellow’s Profile

Caroline Hearst

Peer provision and partnership in supporting autistic adults

Fellowship

Focus

Engaging autistic people in peer support and advocacy to improve healthcare and wellbeing

Fellowship year

2017

Locality

South East

Biography

I currently co-ordinate AutAngel, a community interest company run by and for autistic adults which works to grow the autistic community. I also run Autism Matters, where I offer training and consultation about autism. My Fellowship looked at autistic peer support and co-produced research. I am autistic myself and when I discovered this, it was important for me to meet other autistic people and learn as much as I could about autism. I became aware that much research on autism was driven by the interests of researchers rather than the needs of autistic people, so I wanted to see how this was addressed by co-produced research. I have used what I learnt in my Fellowship to help develop AutAngel as a truly supportive community that is able to document its effectiveness with the aid of co-produced research.

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