Bullied as a boy for being autistic, Jonathan Andrews now advocates for employment equality for autistic people in the United Kingdom and wider society.
A graduate of English Language and Literature from King’s College and holding a degree in Law from BPP University, Jonathan sits on numerous autism councils and commissions. These include:
- Ambitious about Autism’s Youth Council
- the UK Parliament’s Autism Commission
- and the Elimination of Domestic Violence Youth Council – the UK’s only youth-led domestic violence organisation.
Jonathan advised the UK government on its green paper covering work, health, and employment and compiled a report on the workplace experiences of autistic people across the world.
Jonathan’s work on autism and employment has won him numerous awards including:
- the Queen’s Young Leader Award in 2017
- the European Diversity Awards campaigner of the year 2016
- the National Autistic Society Autism Professionals Award 2016
- and the Dyspraxia Foundation Award 2016.
Jonathan is currently a trainee solicitor at leading law firm, Reed Smith.