Kerrie Highcock - Family Development Manager Kerrie is our resident Family Development Manager. Having worked in the field for 18 years and just recently gaining her Masters of Education, in Autism, from the University of Strathclyde, she is passionate about elevating the voices of and learning from autistic people. Kerrie is also our Autism and Neurodiversity Think Tank lead. Before her 12 years (so far) with NEAS, she worked in schools and nurseries with specialist autism provision. She gained her BA (hons) in Special Educational Needs and has put her vast experience to good use developing post-diagnostic models of support across the region introducing parent and toddler groups, family workshops and youth activists groups. "I'm most proud of the art exhibition that came from our youth group - the Autism Activists. What started as facilitating a safe space for autistic teenagers, turned into the most incredible group who produced eye-opening protest art. It influenced me so much I focused my dissertation on the need to give autistic young people a platform to express themselves and have opportunity to be heard."