I can offer speaking engagements, presentations and talks on a huge variety of autism-related topics. Email me to discuss what you would like me to focus on.

Education Settings

I am available for school INSET sessions - improve your school staff's understanding of what autism really is and how it is to be an autistic student trying to negotiate the difficulties of the education system. This includes:
  • Adjustments for autistic students
  • Adjustments for autistic teachers
  • Social time considerations
  • Curriculum and exam considerations
  • Approaching a more accepting school culture for neurodivergencies


I can visit your place of work or organisation to share lived-experience of autism in the workplace, and to discuss how to make employment more inclusive for all autistic people.

I have delivered talks to many large, medium and small-scale clients on a range of issues related to employment, from workplace ‘reasonable adjustments’ for autistic staff to disclosure, interview style and coaching on how to communicate successfully in the workplace.

I offer a fully bespoke service – having such a wide knowledge of autism in the workplace means I can tailor your session to fit your needs.

I am more than happy to incorporate Q&A sessions into talks, either formal or informal, and I believe that full audience participation really helps develop awareness and acceptance.

Other speaking opportunities:

Available for radio and television interviews too – again, contact my agent James Spackman at the BKS Agency.


Pete gave a fantastic talk that was very well received by our staff and students. An interesting and articulate speaker, Pete helped to increase our awareness of autism and how we can make healthcare and research more accessible for autistic people. Pete has given our team lots to think about and we are grateful to him for sharing his experience and insights.

Kelly Birtwell, Centre for Primary Care & Health Services Research, The University of Manchester.

I would like to say a huge thank you for the session you delivered yesterday. It was extremely well received, and has certainly got people talking and thinking. Your open and honest account of your own experiences helped people to reflect, and I hope that some of the recommendations, especially in terms of work environments and recruitment and selection processes is something that we can start to work on improving and put into action.

Equality and Diversity Team, Durham County Council, November 2021

Feedback was relentlessly positive and it was very consistent – here are some example comments:

Such a fantastic presentation thank you.
Thank you – very insightful and brilliant presentation
I had no idea of the myths you mentioned
Thank you very much, very informative and helpful.
Thanks a lot Pete. Very insightful and will help me in my role for sure.
This was a hugely helpful talk, thank you!
Thank you very much for sharing.

– Sally Robins, Communications Director, Capita Specialist Services

I just wanted to share with you how utterly amazing that webinar was – moved to the point of writing to let you know. So informative and captivating – Peter had me hanging on each response to well-placed questions.

It struck such a cord – I wish I had watched this 5-10 years ago. Peter’s presentation has given me an understanding of how to better comprehend and recognise autism

Exertis Board Member

‘Pete is an excellent speaker, honest, engaging and our webinar attendees obviously loved his energy. Going by the level of interaction during the Q & A section our audience had learnt a lot and were left wanting more.’

Jessica Laditan- EDI Events & Engagement Manager, Chartered Society For Physiotherapists

Mr. Wharmby’s perspective on how to best serve autistic clients receiving health care was insightful and practical. He is a fantastic and well-prepared orator. We hope to collaborate again with Mr. Wharmby in the future.

– Rachel Lee, Occupational Therapy Student
Student Government Association Diversity Chair
College of Health Sciences, Rush University

Pete spoke at our Professionals Conference in February 2020, and more recently at our online Autism and Mental Health Conference, 2021. He is engaging, humorous, honest, and insightful. His thought-provoking talks gain lots of positive feedback from people attending in both professional and non-professional capacities. We look forward to working with him again!

National Autistic Society conferences team.


I am also available for tutoring. A specialist in English, I can offer tuition for any child between the age of 10 to undergraduate, both English Literature and Language/Linguistics. Of course, I specialise in helping autistic students understand English and literacy, and have a long proven track record of helping autistic children to access and excel in English.

Get in touch and ask about availability and pricing at

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