Autism Champions

Ten members of staff in the Northern Ireland Assembly are trained as Autism Champions. Please contact the champion by e-mail if you are visiting Parliament Buildings and need any assistance before, during or after your visit.

Some things an Autism Champion will be able to help you with:

  • To be a point of contact for anyone with autism coming to Parliament Buildings and to meet visitors on their arrival.
  • To assist with your access arrangements and those of a personal assistant if you have one.
  • To answer questions for someone with autism.
  • To provide assistance to someone with autism who has come to the building, especially if the person is feeling stressed and perhaps needs a quiet area to calm down.
  • To provide information for someone with autism in a suitable format. For example if someone with autism is attending a meeting in Parliament Buildings they may require paperwork to be produced in a larger font or on different coloured paper. They may require further information such as why the meeting is being held and a list of attendees.
  • To assist visitors with any catering arrangements such as checking that the catering is suitable and that a quiet area is available for eating.

Autism Champions

 

Richard Anderson, Health and Safety Officer

Richard Anderson

richard.anderson@niassembly.gov.uk
 

Kristine Gillespie, Research and Library Services

Kristine Gillespie

kristine.gillespie@niassembly.gov.uk
 

Marion Johnson, Clerking and Reporting

Marion Johnson

marion.johnson@niassembly.gov.uk
 

Stephen Magee, Clerking and Reporting

Stephen Magee

stephen.magee@niassembly.gov.uk
 

Lucy McClelland, Education Office

Lucy McClelland

lucy.mcclelland@niassembly.gov.uk
 

Sarah Preece, Security and Usher Services

Sarah Preece

sarah.preece@niassembly.gov.uk
 

Christine Watts, Environmental Services Manager

Christine Watts

christine.watts@niassembly.gov.uk

 

Stephen Welch, Director of Facilities/Keeper of the House

Stephen Welch

stephen.welch@niassembly.gov.uk

Roisin Fleetham, Education Office

Roisin Fleetham

roisin.fleetham@niassembly.gov.uk

Emma Gray, Events Office

Emma Thompson

emma.gray@niassembly.gov.uk

Ursula McCanny, Outreach

Micky McCoy

ursula.mccanny@niassembly.gov.uk

Micky McCoy, Events Office

Micky McCoy

micky.mccoy@niassembly.gov.uk

 

Sinead Mulligan, Research and Library Services

sinead.mulligan@niassembly.gov.uk 

 

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