Hello, my name is Jasper [he/him], and I’m really excited to be an associate practitioner with Thriving Autistic.
As a coach, I help individuals to understand the process of (and helping to apply for) the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) UK disability benefit, as well as Disability Allowance (DA) for those in Ireland.
I have an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology, so I have a strong professional medical background, which has really helped with understanding the complexity of my own and other people's conditions when applying for disability benefits.
As a Deaf, autistic wheelchair user, I know first-hand how stressful applying for disability benefits can be.
As well as helping with filling in the application form, I can offer insight from my personal and professional experience, including breaking down all the medical jargon, explaining how best to convey answers, as well as to prepare for assessment, and supporting individuals throughout the whole process.
I want to make consultations as accessible as possible because it is really important to me that individuals are comfortable in the sessions and understand all the information.
All sessions will have a BSL interpreter, but if there are any access needs, please let me know, and I am very flexible to adapting to any requirements!