Tori oversees operations at Koala and if you come to a group (any group) she'll be there!

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I opened the Koala Community Hub in 2019 when the Andover Neurodiverse Adults group started.

Being diagnosed autistic and ADHD in 2019 really helped me to understand my brain and I wanted to seek out my community and build a safe and nurturing environment for all of our community.

I am passionate about inclusion and helping our community to find authentic and lasting connections.

My aim is to ensure that nobody in our community is isolated and ensure that all autistic and neurodivergent people (and their families) have support.

I live with my PDA husband and two children, who are also autistic/PDA (Florence and Georgie).

We have a dog called Rosie and three cats called Stewie, Elsa and Belle.

Tori

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MY STORY

I opened the Koala Community Hub in 2019 when the Andover Neurodiverse Adults group started.

Being diagnosed autistic and ADHD in 2019 really helped me to understand my brain and I wanted to seek out my community and build a safe and nurturing environment for all of our community.

I am passionate about inclusion and helping our community to find authentic and lasting connections.

My aim is to ensure that nobody in our community is isolated and ensure that all autistic and neurodivergent people (and their families) have support.

I live with my PDA husband and two children, who are also autistic/PDA (Florence and Georgie).

We have a dog called Rosie and three cats called Stewie, Elsa and Belle.

Becky is involved with most of our groups, including our daytime adults! She will also be leading our LGBTQ+ groups soon...

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Before joining Koala I was a Martial Arts instructor but I had to stop working due to health reasons, After a really tough patch in my life I found my family at Koala!

 

I was diagnosed with ADHD in my 20’s and with Autism at the age of 30 after many, many years of being misdiagnosed - like many of our community unfortunately are! But after a brief period of being annoyed about being unaware I was autistic my whole life, I finally found comfort in my diagnosis and I have learnt so much about myself in the process. 

 

I love to help others and have really found a passion in helping our members and in turn they help me learn about myself! 

 

Joining Koala was one of the most important things I’ve ever done and Tori has helped me immeasurably, And I’m happy to be giving back by helping our community and I’m excited for the future of the Charity and everyone that we will help.

 

I live with my 3 legged cat Stella who I adopted from Greece! I’m very close with my family and I love to spend time with my niece’s Ivy and Ella and my nephew Ollie! 

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Alex comes along to help at our Kids groups - if she goes missing, we know we can find her in the glitter!

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I’m Alex, I’m a mum to 3 very different girls. I volunteer at Koala every now and again. You’ll usually find me in the craft area! I joined the Koala team to support the community but also to help understand mine and my children’s neurodiversity. I’m passionate about teaching and connecting with people the way they need.
 

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Grace

Grace is one of our awesome Teen volunteers!

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I am Grace aged 14: My interests are dancing,baking, make up and helping others. 

I dislike tomatoes,being in a crowd and seagulls. 

I have been home educated for over four years which I really enjoy. I am currently learning sign language. I attend two dance classes a week and absolutely love being a volunteer for the koala community hub.

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