Life on the Spectrum is an initiative set up to raise awareness of autism, and offer information and understanding to autistic people – particularly late-diagnosed adults – to help identify issues and develop coping strategies for dealing with everyday life.

It’s also hoped to develop research and information about the manipulation and abuse of autistic people, particularly those adults who appear more “normal”, and for whom support services are not readily available.

Life on the Spectrum is a charitable (non-profit) organisation, relying entirely on donations for funding.

Leigh Forbes

As well as managing her autism, Leigh is a single mother of three, and runs a web-development and book-design business. Sometimes she copes with it all at once. Sometimes not at all.

In her spare time, she climbs mountains, eats chocolate, and drinks too much coffee.