Media Centre

Welcome to the Ambitious about Autism Media Centre for journalists, where you can find our news releases and statements.

If you have a media enquiry, please contact Anabel Unity Sale, Press Officer, on or you can ring her on the following numbers:

Office: 020 8815 5442

Mobile: 07850 915716

News releases and statements


Response to Nick Clegg’s announcement of £1.25 billion funding for children’s mental health services (DOC 120KB) 16.03.15

Response to the launch of the Department for Education’s £5 million supported internships fund for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (DOC 120KB) 12.03.15

Response to the Office for National Statistics figures on increase in number of disabled people in work (DOC 116KB) 23.02.15

Response to the National Audit Office’s report Care services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour (DOC 120KB) 04.02.15

Response to the launch of the Disability Matters report (DOC 120KB) 03.02.15

Response to the Department for Education’s Statistics on GCSEs (Key Stage 4) (DOC 116KB) 29.01.15

Response to the NHS England report Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities – Next Steps (DOC 116KB) 29.01.15

Response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ Access to Work figures (DOC 116KB) 21.01.15

Response to the Department for Education’s new school exclusion guidance (DOC 116KB) 07.01.15

Rapha Manchester to London challenge ride returns in 2015 (DOC 128KB) 06.01.15


Response to Harvard School of Public Health research in to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Particulate Matter Air Pollution before, during, and after Pregnancy (DOC 116KB) 18.12.14

Response to Department for Education announcement of £31.7 million funding for SEND reforms (DOC 116KB) 17.12.14

Nick Baldwin steps down as Ambitious about Autism Chair (DOC 112KB) 05.12.14

Response to Sir Stephen Bubb’s report Winterbourne View – Time for Change (DOC 112KB) 26.11.14

TalkTalk raises £360,000 for children and young people with autism (DOC 124KB) 17.11.14

Response to news the Government may cut Employment and Support Allowance (DOC 116KB) 30.10.14 

Response to ESRC research into police interview techniques of people with autism (DOC 112KB) 29.10.14

Ground-breaking autism Further Education college opens in Barnet (DOC 123KB) 16.09.14

£100,000 raised by Rapha Manchester to London 2014 challenge ride for Ambitious about Autism (DOC 123KB) 09.09.14

Ambitious about Autism receives £528,000 grant to support youth participation work (DOC 60KB) 23.07.14

Response to NHS England’s announcement about integrated health and social care funding for individuals (DOC 116KB) 09.07.14

A quarter of young people with autism are not in education, employment or training (DOC 64KB) 04.07.14

Response to Department for Education's early years education consultation (DOC 112KB) 25.06.14

Thousands of disabled students face postcode lottery of support (DOC 61KB) 24.06.14

Response to the Care Quality Commission’s national review: “From the pond into the sea: Children’s transition to adult services” (DOC 116KB) 10.06.14

Response to Queen’s Speech June 2014 (DOC 112KB) 04.06.14

Response to the Royal Assent of the Children and Families Bill (DOC 111KB) 14.03.14

Ruled Out: 4 in 10 children with autism illegally excluded from school (DOC 122KB) 11.02.14

Response to today’s NICE announcement of autism quality standard that aims to tackle variation in care (DOC 111KB) 21.01.14

Response to Department for Education announcement of £30m to recruit and train 1,800 special educational needs independent supporters (DOC 110KB) 07.01.14