My name is Alex Manners, 25 and I am an Asperger's champion, public speaker, presenter and author. 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".
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. I now present talks on "My Life Living with Asperger's" to many different companies, law firms, universities and NHS Trusts. For 2 years I presented my own children's show on Solihull Radio and I wrote and published my very own book called "That's Not Right! My Life Living with Asperger's"
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 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.
All of my latest work and achievements can be found on this site, so feel free to take a look.
I now present a number of talks listed below:
My Life Living with Asperger's
Asperger's in the Workplace
My Time at School
Dealing with Covid-19 & Lockdown
My positive approach to living with Asperger's
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.
Talks presented to places such as: