Our Board & Trustees

A young person supported by Families for Autism

27-09-2016 :: Autism Group to open new Charity Shop

Local charity Families for Autism is excited to announce the opening of its new charity shop in E...

08-02-2016 :: Eastbourne based charity extends its support network into Lewes

Local charity Families for Autism has stepped-in to prevent a Lewes based parent and carer suppor...

25-01-2016 :: New Job Club Partnership

Families for Autism is launching a Job Club for job seekers living with ASD. Job Club&n...

03-11-2015 :: Christmas Shopping Evening - Tuesday 10th November

It's only a week away! Come along and start the festive season at the Families for Autism...

13-10-2015 :: Bingo with Fish & Chips

This Friday, 16th October, we will be enjoying our annual Bingo with Fish & Chip supper. This...

13-10-2015 :: Core Assets Session at Eastbourne Support Group

Maggie Stephenson from Core Assets Independent Support Service, will be attend...

14-07-2015 :: Families for Autism celebrates half a decade

This year the charity celebrates its 5th birthday on the 10th August 2015. To mark this special o...

14-07-2015 :: New Eastbourne MP becoms charity patron

Caroline Ansell the towns newly appointed Member of Parliament accepts an invitation to become th...

09-02-2015 :: Heathfield Support Group

Karen Mawdsley a parent of an autistic child has teamed up with FFA to run a support group within...

12-09-2014 :: Bexhill Lions Santa Dash

Bexhill Lions Santa Dash is a charity event, and the organisation have contacted us with details ...

01-09-2014 :: Free Courses in Eastbourne and Newhaven

'Contact a Family' will be running two free courses at St Elisabeth's Church in Ea...

23-06-2014 :: Hailsham Cinema Screenings

Hailsham Pavilion Cinema will be showing two Autism Friendly screenings in July. The first is...

20-06-2014 :: Support Group

At our next support group on Wednesday 25th June, we have Julie Morehead from East Sussex County ...

22-05-2014 :: Guest Speakers at Eastbourne Support Group

Please find below details of the up-coming guest speakers and visitors at the Eastbourne Support ...

10-05-2014 :: Summer Fair Saturday 7th June

Come and join us at our annual Summer Fair! This year also celebrating St Elisabeth's Chu...

Read on to find out a bit about each of the Families for Autism team members. If you want to get in touch with any of them simply click on the link at the bottom of their biography:
Mark Jones :: Chair Trustee & Chief Executive Officer
Mark Jones

Mark's working career started at the age of 16 and has developed over the last 23 years. His main areas of expertise have been focused on Business Development, Relationship Management, Auditing, Business Agreements, Sales, Operational Processes and Procedures, Managing Staff and Project Management. His youngest son Adam was diagnosed with autism at the age of 22 months and now attends a local special school. Mark previously helped as a volunteer at the Eastbourne family centre for the sussex autistic society until its insolvency in July 2010. In addition to his work at Families for Autism, Mark is also the Centre Manager at St Elisabeth's Church in Eastbourne with the responsibility of marketing their new Conference Centre facilities.

Mobile Number: 07415 137887

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Aimee Sadler :: Deputy Chair Trustee
Aimee Sadler

Aimee originally studied at Lewes College and gained her Btec NVQ level 3 Early Years. She then went on to work in Austria as a ski resort looking after young children.
In May 2009 she started work at South Downs Community School as a Teaching Assistant. She worked there for three years and gained a lot of valuable experience with a range of special needs.
Aimee started working at Families for Autism as a Club Support Worker in February 2011, then progressed to become a Team Leader, and is now a Trustee.
Aimee currently works at Mayfield Childrens Home as a Support Worker for children with Autism and challenging behaviours. 

Telephone number: 01323 430369


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Kerry Iles :: Community & Public Relations Trustee
Kerry Iles

Kerry studied at Brighton University and gained her degree in BA Primary Education (5-11) with QTS. Kerry started volunteering at Sussex Autistic Society then becoming a Support Worker. During this time Kerry also worked at Smile Club, a playscheme for children with special needs. Kerry joined Families for Autism as a Club Support Worker in February 2011, then progressed to a Team Leader and is now a Trustee. Kerry currently works as a Class Teacher at the South Downs Community Special School.

Telephone Number: 01323 430369

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Sarah Doble :: Financial Trustee
Sarah Doble

Sarah has worked for various organisations over the last 15 years (including Parker Pen and Hastings Direct) her job has been as a senior member of their finance departments.

She is a long term active member of St Elisabeths church in Eastbourne and much of her spare time is spent leading Girl Guides and Brownies.

Her youngest brother who is now eighteen was diagnosed with Autism at two years old.

Telephone Number: 01323 430369

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