About us

The International Pre-Autistic Network was founded in 2006 by Dr Stella Acquarone. Dr Acquarone has worked for over 30 years as an adult and child psychotherapist, specialising in early intervention with autism.

ipAn is an independent charity with a Board of Trustees who ensure that the organisation works towards its vision of giving every child the best possible chance of realising their potential.

ipAn’s current Trustees are:

pix_PP_Marcus Johns_01Dr Marcus Johns (Chair) F.R.C. Psych.
Dr Johns is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrist and a Psychoanalyst. He served as consultant in charge of the Tavistock’s Day Unit for Disturbed Children. He now works in private practice.

pix_Marcela_Contreras_01Professor Dame Marcela Contreras, DBE
Professor Dame Contreras is a leading blood expert, immunologist and university educator. She is professor of transfusion medicine at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London

pix_PP_Peter Ivens_01Peter Ivens
Peter Ivens is a retired economist



pix_Adam ZentnerAdam Zentner
Adam Zentner is a risk and security professional who has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years. He has a strong background in governance. He has worked in Tokyo, New York and London.



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