Meet the 2022 finalists

The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List is back for its fifth year and we’re thrilled to announce the 2022 finalists ahead of the winners’ announcement on Friday 2nd December.

Register your free place at our celebration event hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce at 6pm on Friday 2nd December.

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Meet the finalists!

We are overjoyed to welcome our awe-inspiring finalists to this year’s Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List. Every year, our Leaders’ List honours the remarkable accomplishments of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Categories range across advocacy, policy, media, arts, sports, entertainment, work, education and local communities.

This year we have a group of extraordinary people as our #LDALeadersList finalists and we are extremely proud of their work and achievements. We will be announcing them on Friday, 2nd December.

Meet our super stars in the category advocacy, policy, media:

Leaders’ List 2022 Advocacy, policy and the media finalists by Dimensions and Discovery

Anya Macdonald | Daniel Randall-Nason | Danielle Garratt | Dawn Wiltshire | Jodie Williams | Kelsey Verity | Linda Jane Stewart | Sui-Ling Tang | The North East Stop People Dying Too Young Group | VoiceAbility Cambridgeshire Speak Out Leaders

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Leaders’ List 2022 Local communities finalists by Dimensions and Discovery

Ami Grierson, Bethan Macdermott, Stacy Wilson, Daniel Thomason | Brighton and Hove Speak Out’s Thumbs Up Team | Ian Cooper | Jack Blackwell | John Clarke | Katie Green | LD Islington Consultation Group | Lewis Barlow

Sports, arts, entertainment rock stars

Leaders’ List 2022 Sports, arts and entertainment finalists by Dimensions and Discovery

Elliott Garcia | Harry Roberts | Ian Harper | Josh Mottram | Leanne Yeo | Matthew Dixon | Michael Beynon | Rory Lark | Stephen Lewis | William Hazzard

Work and education stars

Leaders’ List 2022 Work and education finalists by Dimensions and Discovery

Dan Pennycott | Hannah Butcher | Inclusion North Involvement Leaders | Joanna Jones | Kayleigh Kinchin-Ballam | Michael Beynon | Nigel Hollins | Paul James | Sharon Saunders | Zak Martin

Join our event

Join us on Friday 2nd December at 6pm for our Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2022 celebration event hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce. Reserve your spot now!