Robyn Steward is a musician, artist , autism trainer and consultant and is also Autistic. Robyn started work in the world of autism in 2004 and since then she has worked as a mentor to autistic people and has had a book published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, “The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum” , the book has been translated into Russian and sold across the world.
Robyn has spoken at many different conferences and events across the world including Australia ,USA and Europe.
Robyn became a trainer for non-autistic people because she realised that if she could help non-autistic people understand autistic people, they could help autistic people understand non-autistic people, and therefore both groups would be of benefit to one another each maximising their potential.
Robyn has also been a consultant to a number of TV programmes and plays ,including the Autistic Gardner and The National Theatre’s production of ‘The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night Time’. She has appeared on national television and radio.
Robyn, as a musician, plays the Trumpet , guitar , keys and sings and her music has become a big part of many of her talks especially those to young people.
Robyn has her own band “Robyn Steward and the Hatonauts” who are an avant garde jazz band and she is releasing an EP later this year which is being mixed by Andy Diagram (of the band James) ,
In 2015, Robyn was a joint awardee of the National Autistic Societies professional award for outstanding achievement by an individual on the Autistic Spectrum.
Robyn had a year on the Department of Health autism programme board and is now on the Autism Education Trust’s programme board , she is a visiting research associate at CRAE (Centre for Research in Autism and Education) at University College London, Institute of Education, she is interested in learning more about how individual autistic people’s experiences differ from one another, and championing the voice of autistic people.
Find her at www.robynsteward.com