Organisation aims / mission / values
- Founded in 1962, we are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Our goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
- To transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers.
- To change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and helping businesses, local authorities and government to provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
A society that works for autistic people.
- We are determined to share the knowledge we've gained over the last 50 years, so more people are able to make informed decisions about their lives. Find out about our helplines, our local, volunteer-run branches, our membership programme, our training for family members, our parent to parent service for parents and carers of autistic children and adults, and our online community, which can help you get the information and advice you need.
- Our support for professionals includes training courses, conferences, consultancy and an Autism Accreditation programme to help professionals working with autistic people gain the knowledge they need. We also offer support for employers to help you to understand how to attract autistic employees into your workplace.
National Autistic Society
How we deliver these aimsOur aim is to spread the understanding of autism and autism practice that we have developed over 50 years. We will give very best information and advice possible to autistic people, their families and others so that more people can make informed decisions about their lives. We will pass on our knowledge to professionals working in education, health, social care and beyond. And we'll push wider society to understand autism better so that fewer people feel unable to engage with their communities.
Who benefits from our workPeople on the autism spectrum, families and carers who support autistic children and adults, professionals, wider society by increasing understanding and acceptance of autism
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