Resources for Autism provide practical services for children and adults with a diagnosis of autism and for those who love and care for them.

All our staff and volunteers are autism trained and our services are designed to be welcoming and accepting of users, whatever their level of need and support.

We are constantly developing new projects and are always happy to hear from anyone who would like a tailored provision from us.

Our trustees

Dr Hartley Booth OBE
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President of Resources for Autism. Barrister and Author. Did research on Autism. Initiated the first debate in Parliament on Autism in 1995. Helped Found Resources for Autism the following year. Held various public offices.
Ruth Rainbow
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Ruth is an LSE graduate with 15 years in the Recruitment industry, both in the UK & Australia. As a parent of an Autistic child she has direct experience of the diagnostic process, and how vital it is to engage with the necessary support networks to
ensure the best possible outcome for both the individual on the spectrum, and their family members. She is passionate about delivering a service that bridges the gap between medical and educational services, that is fully accessible to the broad and diverse communities we represent.
Kit Hunter Gordon
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Kit is the Managing Director and majority shareholder of The Summit Group, which he founded in 1985 and grew into a diversified financial group. He is also chairman of the venture capital fund, Seraphim Capital.
Prior to founding The Summit Group Kit worked for JP Morgan in the USA and UK and also for J Rothschild. He has an MA in Law and Natural Sciences from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Kit has been involved with Resources for Autism since its earliest days and has been Chair since February 2004. He is passionate about the difference that volunteers can make in the community and is particularly proud of the growth in volunteering in the organisation.
Abi Levitt
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Abi works at C-Suite and Board levels in the social and corporate sectors as a communications and development consultant. She has spent the past 15 years working directly in the not-for-profit sector, specialising in fundraising and development, communications and stakeholder engagement.

Abi has worked as a consultant since January 2019 with clients as diverse as the Legal Services Board, Industrial Dwelling Society, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and HSN Care, alongside her work in the charity sector.

As Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Norwood (disability charity with £34m turnover), Abi had responsibility for delivering £10m voluntary income a year and the performance management of two departments. Abi joined as a new RfA Trustee in March 2020 as she feels passionate about changing society’s narrative around Autism.

Brian Linden
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Brian Linden is a chartered accountant and founding partner of the private equity firm Cinven since 1985 where he remains a director. Following his time at Cinven, Brian founded and chairs the charity 2nd Chance which offers personalised
programmes young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their education and gain sustainable employment. Brian is also the chairman of Student Cribs, one of the leading student accommodation businesses for second and third year university students in the UK. Brian is particularly keen on making sure that adults with profound autism gain the support that they so badly need.
Caroline Montgomery
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Caroline Montgomery is a graduate of the University College of Wales and has spent her entire career in publishing, predominantly as a Literary Agent.   Her connection to RFA began at its inception, as her parents were both founding members of the charity, her mother a board member until her death in 2017. Caroline was proud to be invited to continue her mother’s work as a Trustee and looks forward to being part of RFA’s ongoing journey.

Raymond Esdaile
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Raymond is Resources for Autism’s treasurer and Company Secretary. He has been a board member since the organisation was formed and is a solicitor with extensive personal experience of Autism.
Ritu Kiran-Jackson
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Ritu is a graduate from the University of Oxford, with 14 years of experience in Consulting and HR and founded ‘Aubilities’ in 2020 to help organisations support a neurodivergent workforce, specializing in autism, as well as serving the autistic community with finding meaningful and supported employment.

As a parent of a child on the autistic spectrum, Ritu has lived experience of a carers journey from diagnosis through to education.

She is passionate about scaling resources and services to make them accessible to the autistic and associated community made up of children and adults on the spectrum, parents, carers, schools and organisations, to ensure support can be reached when needed, regardless of location.