My name is Alex Manners, 27 and I am a neurodiversity and autism speaker, Asperger's champion, 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".
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. I now present talks on "My Life Living with Asperger's" to many different companies, law firms, universities, schools and NHS Trusts.
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: