About

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.

We are also developing 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.

We are a charitable (non-profit) organisation, relying entirely on donations to fund everything we do.



Leigh Forbes

Leigh has Asperger’s syndrome. Her diagnosis (at 40) explained everything. As well as managing her autism, she is a single mother to three young children, and runs a web-development 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.


Joanna McKnight

Jo is a primary-school teacher and currently a full time mum. When her husband is not working, they escape to the great outdoors in their VW Camper Van. Joanna has a love of ornithology and enjoys drawing. 

She was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2012, at the age of 36.



If you would like to enquire about our bespoke training packages, or educational talks, please email info@lifeonthespectrum.net.