SHADA has grown and evolved so rapidly since in inception, that we decided to keep the structure loose rather than formalised.

SHADA is run on a voluntary basis by the following team:

Chair Professor Claire De Than, Lawyer and University Lecturer

Secretary Helen Dunman, Teacher for adults with learning disabilities and special needs

Coordinator Els Payne, Massage Therapist

Convenor and Scribe Dr Tuppy Owens of Outsiders, Sex Therapist, Pioneer and Founder

Members are emailed with news and information, and notified of forthcoming meetings. Any member around the world can email to seek guidance and offer contributions

Meetings are free but sometimes lunch must be paid for. They are open to members only who must book a place at each meeting they wish to attend.