Spotlight on CCG Members - Richard Crake

Spotlight on CCG Members - Richard Crake

Jun, 3 2020

Just because a person as some kind of disability does not mean they can’t achieve great things or do well in life like every adult wishes to do. This month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ is striving to beat his condition yet empowering other people’s lives at the same time. Let us learn more about local man Richard Crake.

To begin I shall define the word autism:-It is a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour.

Richard has a form of high functioning autism called Asperger’s Syndrome. He has, however not sat back and let the grass grow over him. For the past ten years he has been working as an Autism Advocate, where he goes and speaks to audiences about what Autism is, what Autism isn’t and try to raise awareness in a light-hearted, humorous but factual manor.

Richard provides a unique take on his autism based on three principle core values:-

  • In-depth research on books about the condition
  • Receiving a certification from the National Autistic Society and the University of Kent
  • Plus his own thoughts and experiences.

Richard’s other interests are business related. He is currently studying at UCLAN on a Business and Marketing degree. He is now in his third year having recently completed a year long industrial placement at Skipton Building Society.

At the time when he became a member of the CCG he spoke courageously about the tests he faces and the variety of adventures he’s had the privilege of being involved in,  

“I like to challenge myself and expand my knowledge and interest in the field of marketing, aiming to have a career within the marketing sector. I have had a range of experiences, working in the public and private sector, having networked with individuals such as Mark Carney and many others I am eager to share and knowledge”.

Richard is always interested to network with others to develop his knowledge and skills. Check out his page where you’ll see a great profile and some glowing reports from his 

We warmly welcome Richard Crake to the CCG.

^ Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger.