This page provides an introductory summary of the interview I conducted with Mark Lever – Chief Executive of The National Autistic Society. This interview was an in-depth and wide-ranging one and the various topics covered will be published across six parts from 27th April – 2nd May 2015.
This interview was ‘on the record’ and Mark had provided permission for the interview to be recorded. As a result all of the discussions published during this series are verbatim transcriptions taken from the audio recording.
Here is a guide to the key issues discussed that will be covered this week:
Part One (Monday 27th April)
Part Two (Tuesday 28th April)
Part Three (Wednesday 29th April)
Part Four (Thursday 30th April)
Part Five (Friday 1st May)
Part Six (Saturday 2nd May)
Any Other Business: A round-up of the other topics discussed including the number of senior level employees in the NAS, a discussion around how Mark came to be employed as Chief Executive of the NAS, the NAS position on a ‘Police Marker’ for Autism, a look at Autism Awareness Training within the NAS and an assessment of whether the NAS is technically a charity or a ‘charitable business’.
Note: This page was updated on 1st May 2015 to include a reference to the NAS position on a Police Marker for Autism in Part Six of the interview.