Dr Melanie Heyworth founded Reframing Autism, a company run by and for Autistic people, and for their families and allies. It is dedicated to creating a world in which the Autistic community is supported to achieve acceptance, inclusion and active citizenship.
Reframing Autism combines capacity-building and leadership development with education, research, resource development, mentoring, and support to strengthen the Autistic community. Reframing Autism has built strong online communities, with more than 20,000 followers on Facebook, more than 4000 followers on Instagram, more than 2000 followers on LinkedIn, and just under 1000 Twitter followers. In addition, the company has more than 2000 website subscribers (who receive regular newsletters and EDM), a podcast (which has had more than 1500 downloads), and a YouTube channel.