Jane Green

Trustee Chair, SCIE CSWS


As a single parent bringing up children who were either autistic or had medical issues, on her own, she understood the issues of being a carer as well as being disabled. She studied for her degrees while bringing up the children working part-time.

Jane worked as a special teacher, advisory teacher for the council, lead educational support teacher for the National Autistic Society’s Autism Education Trust and consultant nationally. Later strategic Assistant Headteacher and lead for the AET (Autism Education Trust) in London Boroughs. Adviser on NICE with specialist advisory committees and the co-production steering group of the Social Care Institute of Excellence, SCIE. Due to repetitive illness and injuries Jane retired.

Currently Jane volunteers a local Carer’s charity CSWS as a Trustee, for the national charity Ehlers-Danlos UK in Sussex and last year started and Chairs SEDS, the Sussex Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility community voluntary group. This year she was voted the winner in the ‘Local Hero’ community awards. She advises organisations and Trusts on health, education, coproduction, travel accessibility, education and employment issues with visible and invisible disabilities and conditions. She speaks at conferences, when able to do so. Recently invited to comment and scrutinise on autistic health and co-occurring health conditions ahead of the review of the Autism Strategy. Jane is both disabled physically and recently diagnosed autistic. She is delighted to announce she will be the new Trustee for SCIE.

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