Who's ambitious about autism?

Lord Tim Clement-Jones Ambitious about Autism PresidentAutism can have a devastating impact on children and their families if it is not identified early. And yet with the right support we know that these children can flourish and achieve their goals. That is why I am ambitious about autism. Lord Tim Clement-Jones
Ambitious about Autism President

Nick Hornby Author & Ambitious about Autism Vice PresidentI’m ambitious about autism because we still have a long way to go before all children with autism get the support they need. Nick Hornby
Author & Ambitious about Autism Vice President

Jon Snow PresenterI am ambitious about autism because for the last 40 years I have worked in a day centre with vulnerable and homeless teenagers - a disproportionate number of them are on the autistic spectrum. It has raised my own awareness of the acute need for support, opportunity and understanding of autism on a considerable scale. Jon Snow
Presenter and Ambitious about Autism Ambassador

I fully support Ambitious about Autism because I believe that all young people should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, be part of their communities and live the life they choose.

David Cameron
Prime Minister

Why do I support Ambitious about Autism? Because I believe every single child should have the absolute best start that we can give them. Children with autism and their families should feel confident that they will be able to live happy and fulfilled lives.

Nick Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister

It's vital that every child has a fair start in life and the highest possible standard of education and choice so that each can reach their fullest potential and happiness. I am ambitious for all our young people, and that's why I am ambitious about autism.

Ed Milliband
Labour Party Leader

Luke Dicker Ambitious about Autism Youth PatronI’m ambitious about autism because I live with the condition. I know first hand what a huge difference it makes when people understand what autism is. My difficulties are invisible but very real and my self-esteem is affected by how people treat me. One informed person makes all the difference to my behaviour in a situation and I would like everyone with autism to be treated with the compassion that our condition deserves. Luke Dicker
Ambitious about Autism Youth Patron

Keith Duffy Musician & Ambitious about Autism Parent PatronI am ambitious about autism as I am the father of a child with autism and I have seen how far a child with autism can progress with the appropriate support, time and love. Keith Duffy
Musician & Ambitious about Autism Parent Patron

Trevor Pears CMG Executive Chair, Pears FoundationI strongly believe in being ambitious about autism because I believe every child should have the opportunity to reach their potential and achieve their goals. Trevor Pears CMG
Executive Chair, Pears Foundation

Andy Burnham MP Shadow Education SecretaryI’m ambitious about autism because every child brings a unique personality into the world and deserves to have their needs met and their talents valued.

Andy Burnham MP
Shadow Education Secretary

Michelle Collins Actress & Ambitious about Autism AmbassadorI’m ambitious about autism and am humbled and proud to be an Ambassador. Michelle Collins
Actress & Ambitious about Autism Ambassador

Sarah Cawood Presenter & AmbassadorI'm ambitious about autism because it is an often misunderstood disorder and the children that are affected, along with their families, need our understanding, patience and sometimes, our help. It is so important to raise awareness about autism and get the best for autistic children and young people. Sarah Cawood
Presenter & Ambitious about Autism Ambassador

Dan Rogerson MPI’m ambitious about autism because people with autism have their own goals and ambitions and we should be enabling them to achieve their aims.

Dan Rogerson MP

Professor Bob Remington Deputy Head of Psychology, University of SouthamptonI’m ambitious about autism because the more we find out about it, the more we can do to support people with autism in living their lives to the full. Professor Bob Remington
Deputy Head of Psychology, University of Southampton
& Ambitious about Autism Expert Adviser

Sharon Hodgeson MP Shadow Children's MinisterI’m ambitious about autism because I know that with the right support, opportunities and guidance, young people with autism can lead full and active lives, achieve great things and play a positive part in society.

Sharon Hodgson MP
Shadow Children’s Minister

Newton Faulkner Singer & SongwriterI am ambitious about autism because everyone deserves an equal opportunity to be happy and fulfill their potential.Newton Faulkner
Singer & Songwriter

James Partridge Chief Executive, Changing FacesI'm ambitious about autism because there is far to go and much to learn about how to empower children and families, and to transform public attitudes.James Partridge
Chief Executive, Changing Faces
& Ambitious about Autism Expert Adviser

Nick Baldwin Ambitious about Autism Chair of TrusteesI am ambitious about autism because the 1 in 100 children who have the condition deserve to get the support they need and to achieve their full potential.Nick Baldwin
Ambitious about Autism Chair of Trustees

Baroness HoweI am ambitious about autism because it’s an issue I’ve taken an interest in since 1979 – indeed even before then – when we gave our annual No 11 Downing Street Christmas Party for children with autism. It is vitally important that all children have an assessment of their needs before they start school, so that the appropriate support can be provided.

Baroness Howe

Sarah Teather MPI am ambitious about autism because I believe children with autism and their families should be given the right support so that in time these children can make successful transitions to adulthood.Sarah Teather MP
Minister of State, Department for Education

Robert Buckland MPI am ambitious about autism because as a parent of a child on the autism spectrum and as the co-ordinator of a local Special Educational Needs Network in Swindon, I am passionately committed to a better future for everyone with autism, ASD or Aspergers.

Robert Buckland MP