“Duncan Honeybourne’s life and career as a professional musician has been shaped by his Aspergers Syndrome. Since receiving his diagnosis in 1999 he has also become well-known nationwide as a thought-provoking and entertaining lecturer on his experience of life on the autistic spectrum. He has given talks and presentations on a wide range of AS-related topics, including ‘Before and After Diagnosis’, ‘Aspergers and the Workplace’, friendships, relationships and ‘making sense of social rules and hierarchies’. He is an experienced and inspiring communicator who has lectured at many conferences and events and has delivered insights and training to parents, teachers and other professionals. He now devotes part of his time exclusively to raising awareness and promoting understanding of autistic spectrum conditions. In 2012 he was commissioned to make a series of short films on autism for the Manchester Camerata/Royal Exchange Theatre Songlines project.”

Excerpt from his own website http://www.duncanhoneybourne.com

Duncan Honeybourne, ASPIE's patronDespite his busy schedule he maintains strong links with the Birmingham and Worcestershire areas. He graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with First Class Honours and many prizes, and subsequently received the honorary award of HonBC from the Conservatoire. He lived for six years in Droitwich and returns to the Midlands frequently to give concerts and to speak about his life with Aspergers and he was honoured and delighted to accept ASPIE’s invitation to become their patron and looks forward to a rewarding and stimulating association.