My Life Living with Asperger's
Asperger's in the Workplace
My Time at School
My name is Alex Manners, 23 and I am a TV & radio presenter, Asperger's champion, public speaker and author. I have a 'lust for 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".
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 of "The Undateables" on Channel 4. I now present talks on "My Life Living with Asperger's" to many different companies, universities, schools and charities. I am fun, quirky and colourful and I aim to produce fun and educational programmes for children. I read my "Rainbow Man" stories on my Solihull Radio children's show every Sunday morning from 8-10am.
Football is one of my biggest passions and In 2019 I completed my quest to watch a match at all 92 Football League Grounds. I even had an article published about this in the "Late Tackle" football magazine. My love of football has even allowed me to start my very own "Autism & Football" campaign. In 2019 I was one of Birmingham Lives 30 under 30 finalists and nominated for a National Diversity Award.
All of my latest work and achievements can be found on this site, so feel free to take a look.
Autism & Football
I have started my own "Autism & Football" campaign to nationally enhance the experience of Autistic people at football matches. I have been in contact with many football clubs and have visited both the Arsenal and Watford sensory rooms.
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.
Travelling with a Hidden Disability
My new campaign to make bus, train, coach and plane travel (or any form of public transport) more accessible for people with Hidden Disabilities. My objectives are driven by the “The Alien Principle”. If an alien was trying to travel it would be so clear that they would be able to do it.
If you are a council, public transport company, are developing designs for a new station, building or environment then please get in touch as I am looking for companies to help and Sponsor.