Kate Laine-Toner BCAv is the founder of Bristol Autism Support, a charity that offers support and information for parents and carers of autistic children, both before and after diagnosis. She is the parent of an autistic child who was diagnosed at the age of two in 2012. Kate is autistic herself and also has ADHD. She writes from this multi-faceted perspective, as a parent, a neurodivergent person, and as a facilitator of helping parents and carers find their way on what can be an overwhelming journey. In 2022 Kate was given a British Citizen Award for her service to the autism parenting community.