The Autism Champions Network

Autism Champions is a network of people from different areas within Mersey Care and also some Local Authority and Primary Care staff. 

The aim of the champions is to increase awareness and understanding of autism and indeed neurodiversity.

Each member of the champions are expected to attend the meetings where we do various things, to date we have had talks on:

  • STOMP (Stopping the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines) and STAMP (supporting treatment and appropriate medication in paediatrics) reviewing a webinar
  • an author and blogger talking about his experience of growing up with a sibling with autism
  • clinical cases discussions
  • Presentation from Researcher/lecturer at Manchester University on Motor coordination difficulties in autistic adults
  • expert by experience talking about her experience of receiving Autism and ADHD diagnosis as an adult and mental health services.  

As a champion, you will receive additional training and attend CPD events but also become part of the network where people share resources etc. The whole ethos of the model is that the champion will disseminate their knowledge about autism/neurodiversity within their team and promote reasonable adjustments within their locality.   

For further details, please contact Dr Sonia Anderson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for the ASC diagnostic service by e-mailing at 

What we ask of each champion is to seek approval from their manager and inform the team and also to read and complete the ‘contract’ (linked below) and also to complete a ‘one page profile’ which we plan to include here.


The next Autism Champions meeting is 24 June 2024 from 12.30 to 2pm (via MS Teams) for details email


Updates coming soon.