ASPERGER'S TALKS

I present talks on my Asperger's to inspire and educate people about what living and working with Asperger's is like and how my positivity has allowed me to "Pursue my Passions". I have presented these talks at places such as the Autism Show in London, Nestle, Linklaters, CME Group, Zurich Insurance and Warwick University. I now present online talks to people all over the world. 

To book me for a talk please contact me on: alex@thealexmanners.com
"My Life Living with Asperger's"

I have presented this talk at many companies, organisations, councils and universities. My aim is to educate and inspire people with my story and help them to understand people with Asperger's better. This talk includes: 

  • What is Asperger’s and how it affects me

  • How Asperger’s can affect others

  • Challenges I faced at school

  • How football has helped me cope

  • Asperger’s in the workplace

  • My positive outlook

  • “Pursuing my Passions"

"Asperger's in the Workplace"

I have presented this talk at many different companies to show them how valuable people with Asperger's can be to a business and how to look after us in the workplace. 

  • Understanding Asperger’s

  • Communication with Asperger’s

  • Why I look upon my Asperger's a as a positive

  • Asperger’s strengths in the workplace

  • How to interview someone with Asperger’s

  • How to adapt a work environment

  • Autism Myths

"My Time at School"

I have presented this talk at many schools to teachers and people who work with children. My aim is to share my experiences from my time at school to help others and to show them how best to treat people with Asperger's. This talk includes:

  • When I was diagnosed and the implications it had on me

  • Stories from my time at both primary and secondary school

  • The help and support I received at school

  • My time in 6th form

  • My positive outlook towards my Asperger’s and how I am “Pursuing my Passions”

  • The things that can be done to help us in school

"Dealing with Covid-19 & Lockdown"

This talk will inspire and educate everyone as we have all been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. My talk will give you a glimpse into what it is like for people with Asperger’s to live during a lockdown and pandemic, and explain the coping strategies that I used to ensure that I was able to manage. 

  • My initial reaction to news of the lockdown

  • How the lockdown can affect someone with Asperger’s

  • My experiences of lockdown and all the changes

  • My coping strategies

  • The positives from the lockdown for me

  • Why I feel lucky to have been able to manage my Asperger’s

  • What I have learnt from the pandemic

"My positive approach to living with Asperger's"

I have presented this talk at many different schools and colleges to inspire people to never let their circumstances hold them back from wht they want to achieve. This talk includes:

  • Living with Asperger's

  • What Asperger's is like for me

  • Primary school, secondary school & GCSE's

  • Positive attitude

  • Football & Children's TV

  • Pursuing my Passions

  • My life now

"Positivity" Talk

I have presented this talk at to pupils in many schools to inspire them and to show them that they can achieve anything. This talk includes: 

  • What Asperger’s is and how it affects me

  • My life living with Asperger’s including motivational and positive stories from my life

  • Stories from my time at both primary & secondary school

  • My positive outlook towards my Asperger’s and how I am “Pursuing my Passions”

  •  My life now and the things I am doing

Online Webinar Talks

I can present any of the talks above as online webinars via services such as Zoom. I have presented to people all over the globe and one of my online talks to a bank reached 345 people. I also had one of my talks videoed which can be purchased as a "Video Talk". 

Consultancy

I also offer consultancy and have so far worked with sports clubs and train stations/companies to educate them on how to make their environments Autism friendly. If you would like to know how to make your workplace, shop, stadium etc more Autism friendly then please get in touch with me for more details.

Testimonials

“Alex recently gave a lunchtime talk in our London office about his experiences living with Asperger’s and I was straightaway impressed by his entrepreneurial skills reaching out to us directly to propose giving this talk off of his own back. The talk was fantastic, he was completely undaunted by giving this presentation in front of a large crowd and he was a very charismatic speaker, enthralling the crowd for a great session. I would definitely have him back for another talk, and look forward to seeing his progress in the future as he looks to pursue a career in the media.” - Zurich Insurance

“Thank you so much for sharing your story, its been so enlightening and informative.” – Direct Line

“Yesterday, BDB Pitmans had the pleasure of hosting Alex Manners for a webinar on his life living with Asperger's. It was such an inspiring and motivating talk, and I would encourage any organisation wanting to know more about Asperger's to get in touch with Alex and ask him to present. His passion, positivity, and sense of humour are something we can all learn from”. - BDB Pitmans