Kevin Healey, author and campaigner, will be taking part in a live online Q & A with us on Wednesday 14 August 2013, 12-1pm BST. Kevin will be answering your questions about autism and bullying, his own experiences, and his new global anti-bullying campaign which has attracted support from celebrities such as Ricky Gervais, Katie Price, and Keith Duffy.
"For far too long now, adults on the spectrum have been targeted by bullies," says Kevin. "I am a victim of bullying, from a child to a teenager, to now a grown adult at 38. Cyber bullying now has got so severe I’ve even had death threats. We need to change the law on bullying internationally, whether it’s bullying in the workplace, university or online."
Kevin has been campaigning for autism rights for the last 12 years, he is one of twins, both of which have been diagnosed. In 2001, he founded the North Staffordshire Asperger & Autism Association (NSAAA), then went on the found the Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society (SAAS) in May, 2007.
Kevin has campaigned to get better services and support for people with an autistic spectrum condition, he has won various awards over the last decade including Charity Champion of the year in 2007. He was also awarded the Stoke-On-Trent Citizen of the Year in 2006. Kevin has recently had his autobiography, ‘Twin Brothers Worlds’Apart’ published, with all the proceeds going to charity.
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