the Team

Rorie Fulton - Director

Rorie Fulton has worked for the last five years as the co-ordinator and founder of The Caldwell Autism Foundation.
Kate Richardson and Rorie Fulton set up the Caldwell Autism Foundation to promote and extend the reach of the work of Phoebe Caldwell.

Over the past five years the Caldwell Autism Foundation has trained over 1000 people, provided a direct service to 58 families in 2017-2018 and directed and produced the Responsive Communication Film so to be hosted here. After the success of the Responsive Communication Pilot Project funded by LEADER Rorie Fulton, Kate Richardson and Angela Lane wanted to continue to build locally on the success of that project, hence the formation of Autism Wellbeing.

Rorie Fulton and Kate Richardson have written numerous publications relating to communication, learning disabilities and advocacy. Rorie worked as an mental health advocate for 5 years. Prior to working in the third sector Rorie Fulton worked as a teacher.

Kate Richardson - Director

Kate Richardson is a learning disability speech and language therapist. She works part time in the NHS supporting adults with a learning disability.

She has co-authored numerous publications with Rorie Fulton on communication and learning disabilities. Kate has recently contributed to Phoebe Caldwell’s latest book Responsive Communication that is to be published in spring 2019.

Kate Richardson worked with Rorie Fulton to start the Caldwell Autism Foundation and has worked as Responsive Communication practitioner for the charity.

Rachel Jones - Director

Dr Rachel Ann Jones is a Counselling Psychologist and holds a Practitioner Doctorate, a Masters and a degree in the field of psychology.

She is an Associate Fellow & Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychology Society and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professionals Council.

Rachel is also a member of the Faculty for Intellectual Disabilities and the Division of Counselling Psychology. She has over fifteen years’ experience of working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Conditions in a variety of settings, though predominately the NHS.

Claire Hallam - Director

Clare Hallam qualified as a Massage Therapist (ITEC, MTI) in 2002 and spent her first years in practice treating a range of client groups including cancer patients at The Royal Free Hospital and teenagers with drug and alcohol dependency.

Having run her own clinical practice for many years now, Clare has treated people from all walks of life with varying conditions, from triathletes to individuals suffering with life limiting conditions. She moved to Wales in 2005 and since then has run a busy practice in Llandeilo, including working at Coleg Elidyr with the students with learning disabilities.

Clare is passionate about the healing effects of massage and feels very privileged to be working in this field.

Angela Lane - Responsive Communication Practitioner

Angela Lane trained as a contemporary dancer and choreographer. Her career as a dance animateur took her to Eastbourne where her second daughter Cherry was born and eventually diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. Whilst her daughter was at school, Angela joined the SEN Forum for East Sussex Education Authority and through her Transition to Adult Services she worked with researchers and consultants to help inform policy in this area, eventually becoming one of the parent/carer representatives on East Sussex County Council Learning Disabilities Partnership Board (LDPB).

Angela went on to lead projects in Intensive Interaction (Interact Now) with Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, and Person-Centered approaches for the LDPB. As creative director of these projects, Angela worked with a team whose aim was to discover the conditions and contexts in which person-centered approaches, Total Communication and other contemporary methodologies can be successfully used to complement the inherent ability of individuals and their supporters to have the life they want.

From May 2017 to June 2018, Angela worked as a Responsive Communication practitioner on a one-year pilot project supporting families in Carmarthenshire. This work gave Angela the opportunity to build on her experience with her daughter to support autistic children and young people and their families to develop their understanding of Responsive Communication and sensory processing difficulties.


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