I had the privilege of meeting Nita at at National Autistic Society Conference in 2011 which was about Autism and Diagnosis, herself and her Mum Carolann talked about communication, sensory difficulties on the spectrum along with autism and employment. Nita was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in her teens, she is a very humorous and outgoing person and her passions along with autism is art, music, singing, languages and writing. She has been presenting speeches in the UK for over 10 years on the subject of autism (and other co-conditions and topics)
Nita is also very passionate about Autism and employment and that accessibility is crucial for inclusion and equality and continues to do so through the medium of speeches and books. She has written an autobiography “Standing Down, Falling Up” which is very provocative and empowering read, her chapter on echolalia and language was included in Tony Attwood’s “The Complete Guide To Asperger’s Syndrome” and recently she was in the book entitled “AutiPower!” which is about living and employment on the Autism Spectrum.
She is paving the way for others on the spectrum. 🙂
Paul Isaacs 2014