A bit about Gwenne
Gwenne is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse with more than 40 years’ experience in the field of autism and learning disabilities. She additionally has an MA in Professional Learning & Development Management and has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Autistic Society. She has been a member of the Coalition of Senior Professionals working with People with Autism (CoSPPA) since 1996, currently holding an executive committee seat.
During her career she has been actively involved in the strategic direction of specialist support provision at a national level and has a sound knowledge of developing and providing specialist person centred services, having worked in the voluntary, public and independent sectors. Her experience is extensive, being responsible for managing and directing teams and undertaking the commissioning, tendering and development of projects, as well as being fully involved in corporate selling.
Gwenne’s passion is the rights of people with disabilities, ensuring they are wholeheartedly upheld to make life fairer and more equal for everyone.
She now runs her own business – G.E.M & You, where she offers free advice, training & advocacy to autistic people & their parents and charged consultancy & training to professionals. Her business also incorporates her talents in being a qualified holistic practitioner & positive intuitive healer.
When she does have any spare time, she relishes in spirituality & all things nature, classic cars & motorbikes, music and socialising.