My name is Alex Manners, 27 and I am a neurodiversity and autism speaker, Asperger's champion, presenter and author. I present talks on "My Life Living with Asperger's" to many different companies, law firms, universities, schools and NHS Trusts. In 2019 I wrote and published my very first book called "That's Not Right! My Life Living with Asperger's". I have a very positive outlook on life and believe that you should never let your circumstances hold you back. To me life is an adventure and I am determined to spend it "pursuing my passions".
I now present a number of talks listed below:
My Life Living with Asperger's
Asperger's in the Workplace
Asperger's Through my Eyes
My Time at School
Dealing with Covid-19 & Lockdown
My positive approach to living with Asperger's
"That's Not Right! My Life Living with Asperger's" details my life growing up and going to school with Asperger's from when I was first diagnosed at the age of 10 to the present day.
My book is available in paperback or kindle via Amazon. Click on the button below to view.
Autism & Football
I have started my own "Autism & Football" campaign to enhance the experience of Autistic people at football matches. I have worked with many different football clubs including Arsenal, Aston Villa & Swansea City.
I have also worked on some Autism projects with my local club Solihull Moors and was interviewed about my campaign on ITV Central. I also wrote an article on this for the SEN magazine and had a video on the BBC News website.
Asperger's is a form of Autism and I have talked about my Asperger's many time on radio and television. I even featured on series 10 & 11 of "The Undateables" on Channel 4. For 2 years I presented my own children's show on Solihull Radio and wrote my very own "Rainbow Man" children's stories that were reviewed by CBeebies.
Football is one of my biggest passions and In 2019 I completed my quest to watch a match at all 92 Football League Grounds. My love of football has even allowed me to start my very own "Autism & Football" campaign and film the Solihull Moors home matches for BT Sport for two seasons.
Talks presented to places such as: