Director of Training
Robert Whiskens began working as a trainer for Studio3 mid 2004 and has a broad range of experiences across the autistic spectrum specialist part of the care industry. Pre Studio3 Robert was the regional coordinator for an Asperger syndrome specific outreach team based in the West Midlands. Prior to this he had worked for several large autism/Asperger specific services around the country. Each service provided its service users with a slightly different model of support. The people he has supported have varied vastly in age, need and ability, but all could present behaviour that may be described as being challenging, should the conditions be right. Since working for Studio 3 Robert has frequently worked alongside much broader service user groups. From this he has gained valuable experience and knowledge in both respecting and supporting a range of differences and difficulties. Robert has also delivered lectures at Birmingham University, school of education, on the subjects of Asperger syndrome, autism, supported living, social support groups, education support and the management of challenging behaviour.