Founder and Chief Executive

Barry Stanley-Wilkinson holds a load of experience in health and social care services and has spent 14 years working in the sector with children and adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.

He has worked for Care Quality Commission and its predecessor organisation, Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), for almost 9 years. Whilst working at the Care Quality Commission, Barry worked as a national lead on learning disability projects and has a good understanding of Transforming Care. He has also presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s annual conferences on the ways to provide effective services for people with autism and intellectual disabilities. Barry holds a post-graduate degree in autism, is a qualified tutor and has been professionally trained by the British Institute of Leaning Disabilities in positive behaviour support and functional assessments. Barry is a qualified behaviour support coach as well.

Barry has spent years championing the rights of people with disabilities, encouraging care providers, education establishments and employers to consider the services they offer and, where necessary make adjustments in order to effectively and meaningfully meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Barry has an underlying passion to turn societies more inclusive where everyone is identifiable via their capacities and not their disabilities.