Meet the team

Lee Turner

Lee Turner

Co-Chair

Lee Turner

I started Autisk alongside Jan as I wanted to help support families who struggle due to their children’s needs. 
I personally have a child with complex needs and I feel I can offer much valued life experience advice and support . I also enjoy watching the young people grow in confidence and create friendships over time by attending our groups. 

Jan Bennett

Jan Bennett

Founder/Co-Chair

Jan Bennett

I started up Autisk with the valued support from Lee and few other close friends. I had a vision of creating a place that children, young people and adults who have disabilities/education needs or social isolation issues could go to that was a safe fun environment. 
Having 6 children with needs myself I remember far too well the feeling of loneliness and being scared about how best to care for my children.. added into that I also have autism, ocd and anxiety so I can relate to the families who attend our sessions. 
Autisk is very important to me it’s a non judgemental environment that welcomes everybody who turns up at our centre doors. 

Nadia Ali

Secretary

I founded Make a Difference in November, 2017 and since then, I have seen the community grow and strengthen in meeting the needs of the local people. 
I myself, have worked in the voluntary sector for over 25 years and I love facilitating several community groups to promote health and well-being initiatives for children, young people and adults.  
I have joined Autisk to support Jan and work alongside her with Stockport Together work . 
My role has broadened into supporting and establishing programmes aimed at reducing poverty and helping to improve the lives for people who live in deprived areas. This role seeks to involve communities in seeking solutions to the problems they face in partnership with statutory and voluntary bodies. As well as that, I am passionate about cooking and travelling.  
I love to plan ahead and be organized, I guess good qualities for the work I do. I am proud of my Indian heritage which I share in my groups to raise awareness of different cultures and traditions in the communities we all live in

Adam Knight

Adam Knight

Graphic designer

Adam Knight

I’m Jans eldest son and I have a graphics design page. My mum has always made sure I am supported to reach my aspirations in life. She has taught me to be proud of who I am and not let obstacles put me off. I do all the flyer designs for Autisk on a voluntary basis. 
I enjoy creating new designs and in my spare time I enjoy football, minecraft and winding my support staff up!