Inspirational finalist attends National Autistic Society awards

L to R: Parents Talking Asperger's mums: Lucy Shepherd, Joanne Hawkins, Karen Irvani, Cathi Cooper (Old Town Deli & Cafe), Joanne Turner. NNL-150503-131859001
L to R: Parents Talking Asperger's mums: Lucy Shepherd, Joanne Hawkins, Karen Irvani, Cathi Cooper (Old Town Deli & Cafe), Joanne Turner. NNL-150503-131859001
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The founder and principal of the Banbury-based group Parents Talking Asperger’s attended the National Autistic Society’s Professionals Awards in Harrogate as a finalist last Wednesday.

Karen Irvani was nominated for the Most Inspirational Volunteer category by Georgie Heywood, Autistic Spectrum Mentor at the University of Oxford.

The winner was Laye Laine-Toner of Bristol Autism Support.