Donna Johnson - Assistant Secretary
I am married with one child. I worked at Electric Lamp Manufacturers for 18 years. Then due to my sons disability it became necessary for me to stay at home and be my son’s full time carer. I have been on the Board of Newcastle Temporary Care for a number of years. I was also president of Lakeside Special School’s P & C. During this time we successfully lobbied the government to avoid the planned closure of our school. When I was approached to be on the Board of the Autism-Friendly House Association, I eagerly accepted as I feel there is a real need for a purpose built home for families with a child or adult with complex needs to holiday together and relax and be secure. I have never had a holiday with my son and wish there was a holiday house available that would specifically meet our needs.