Su Seymour Gosports Autism Ambassador
I would like to introduce to you Su Seymour. Su is an Accredited Autism Ambassador and completed her training with Autism Hampshire. Su was late to be diagnosed with autism which has made life difficult for her. Now she wants to help other families supporting their children, young or older.
She is a volunteer at Autism Hampshire (AH),where she completed her training, and helps at St Vincent College as an Ambassador and where they run a little group for students to come and ask questions. Su, fully trained to be an Autism Ambassador and having completed all modules at level 2 and advanced, Su is qualified to train others to be autism ambassadors too. Su is so proficient, she assists AH to update their trainers. She fights against scepticism that she cannot do the service well; her own GP refused her offer of training for their staff, and feels this is because she has autism, but as we know that is why she is an expert.
Su would love to put her training into practice. She is willing to train any group that may come across people with autism. Su can answer any question about autism and give help with situations such as going into hospital or helping to give solutions to problems with social occasions.
Su is on the Transforming Care Partnership Board and fighting to get the myths that autism is either mental health or a learning disability. As Su says ’Most of the time I have no voice, no choice, but I fight for others’.
One of the things Su loves doing is singing so she and a friend, also with autism, have a ‘Singing Spectrum group’ where they raise money for Autism Hampshire (AH), they also sing at Reilly Enterprise events for their charity.
To get the full Ambassador accreditation, Su needs to be helping other groups so would love to hear from you.
Su who is our Autism Ambassador, can be contacted through us.