Sarah Micklewright -Founder of Autism support group dies aged 38

Sarah MicklewrightWorcester, UK – Sarah Micklewright , founder of ASPIE, Worcester’s first support group for individuals with Aspergers Syndrome and their families, died at the age of 38 on April 24.

Miss Micklewright was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome in her early 20s.

The Worcester News reports that Miss Micklewright was admitted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital in early April with an infection but lost her battle against it and died unexpectedly on April 24.

Julia Micklewright, her mother said:

“Sarah had been most unwell and in a weakened state for some considerable time,”

ASPIE celebrated its second birthday in September and was open to visitors as usual on Saturday, April 26.

Julia said:

“The laid-back atmosphere of the charity disguises the careful thought and planning that has gone in to provide exactly what Asperger adults enjoy, and ASPIE has become a special place where members with a wide age range and from all walks of life can meet other adults with the condition, share experiences and find friendship and a feeling of belonging which many of them have never known before,”

ASPIE will continue with Julia, resident psychologist Bill Say and board members Linda and Mike Callander.

The original article by Gema Bate in the Worcester News can be read here