Who are The Autism Training Network

The Autism Training Network was founded by Belle Norbury in 2020 following an identified need for quality support and training for a range of settings across the UK. Our clients range from health and social care settings, to charity and voluntary organisations through to businesses and public service companies. Over the last decade there has been an increase in the research and development of our understanding of neurodivergence conditions such as Autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Tourettes and ADHD (to name but a few!) and with this increase, there are more and more individuals who are self-identifying or who are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This left a massive shortfall in the knowledge and understanding of how to support someone or even just be comfortable around neurodivergent people. The company was incorporated to become a registered Limited company in May 2023. 

We believe that everyday is an opportunity to learn and our team are consistently undertaking further learning and training to enhance their knowledge and experiences to better facilitate training and learning opportunities.

Our team has worked with some incredible people in the UK and the feedback that we have received has been testament in itself that we are supporting to make a change to how neurodivergence is seen.

We are excited to announce that we are now CPD UK members! 

Meet the team

belle norbury

Belle founded The Autism Training Network in 2020 having worked in Health and Social care since 2006, starting out as a Relief Night Care Worker through to being the Registered Manager of one of the biggest Learning Disability companies in the UK. 

Belle transitioned into being a full time trainer after identifying the need for quality training and from that transition, The Autism Training Network was born. 

Belle has her Level 5 in Leadership and Management along with her degree in Autism and in Dementia. She has her Award in Educational Training. Belle is also an approved ADOS-2 Autism and ADHD Assessor. 

Belle strives to bring out the best in people whether that is her staff team or the delegates she is delivering training to and having a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD herself, she can relate to the content of the programmes that are created by the team.

jo dunne
training manager

Jo joined The Autism Training Network in August 2023 having met Belle at a training  session.
Jo began her career supporting individuals within a specialist college then in 2010 went on to work in Supporting Living/Outreach services in an Autism specific charity. Jo was the Registered Manager of Supported Living services & Outreach for Autism Anglia before becoming their Autism trainer and developing and delivering all internal staff Autism training as well as programmes for external clients such as Suffolk County Council, MIND, Ellisons Solicitors, Peapod pre-school as well as many parents/ families.

Jo has a Level 5 in Health & Social Care and a Level 7 PTTLS training qualification and has attended and participated in many courses, conferences and workshops relating to Autism, (Including Understanding Autism, Positive Behaviour Support, Sensory Integration & Intensive Interaction, Elklan, Active Support & Person-Centred Planning). 

sue jones

Sue joined The Autism Training Network in January 2024 as the Training Administrator and has quickly become a very valuable member of our team. 

Sue comes from a very strong training background having worked for the NHS and for the University of Warwick amongst other reputable organisations. 

Her qualifications, amongst others, are a Level 5 CIPD in HR Management, a Degree in Hotel and Tourism Management and a HNC in Business & Finance. 

Sue has first hand experience with Neurodiversity as a mum to an AuDHD/EBSA young person and is passionate about the wellbeing of autistic people and their families.


Over the years, Sue has undertaken training in autism, ADHD, sensory processing and autism related anxiety to better her understanding as a parent.