Carol Povey ‘Key issues for practitioners’.
Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism, National Autistic Society
Carol joined The National Autistic Society as regional coordinator for London and the South-East in 2001 where she had responsibility for working with branches, parent groups, and local authorities. In 2005 she became head of Adult Services for the NAS, developing a strategic and modernisation plan for the National Autistic Society’s adult services, as well as leading in the identification and transfer of best practice within the organisation. As “Responsible Individual” under the Care Standards Act, Carol held responsibility on behalf of the Board of Trustees for ensuring that the National Autistic Society services meet their statutory requirements. Carol’s most recent appointment with the National Autistic Society has been as director of the Centre for Autism. The aim of the centre is to promote innovation, excellence and understanding across the autism sector and to provide a hub for greater collaboration both UK wide and internationally.