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Autistic children and young people are facing impossible challenges in their daily lives.

Unfair treatment is becoming routine, invisible, unchallenged.

Autistic young people are pushed to the margins; families are under enormous pressure and losing hope.

With your help we can create a world where every autistic child and young person can be themselves and realise their ambitions. 

 

How your support can make a difference

£5 could help parents and carers experiencing challenging situations access vital information and support through our Talk about Autism online platform. 

£10 could buy seeds and gardening equipment for our horticulture programme. Our ‘Seed to Sell’ initiative helps autistic children and young people enjoy time outdoors and develop their entrepreneurial spirit.

£30 could reduce loneliness and isolation through an online peer support session run by our Ambitious Youth Network.

£50 could support a family in crisis. Our family support team provide telephone advice and guidance on welfare, health, and legal matters.

£100 could provide autistic young people with one-to-one careers information and guidance. With very few autistic people in employment, providing this support is vital to accessing the workplace.

Jackson’s story

"I don’t think Jackson would be the young man he is now had it not been for the support of Ambitious about Autism.  

We received his autism diagnosis when he was three years old – but once you get the diagnosis, there’s nothing there. You realise you have to fight and fight hard.  

Jackson is a loving and delightful young man, but he has epilepsy and an acute phobia of dogs which makes him anxious and could lead to a seizure. He has minimal language and finds it hard to express his feelings.  

Jackson joined Ambitious about Autism’s TreeHouse School aged five and quickly settled in. There was never a day that he didn’t want to go to school. The team wasted no time in getting to know him and understand him. I am filled with gratitude for their support of Jackson.  

Helping a child to overcome barriers and build belief in their own abilities is the best thing you can do for them. It’s what all parents want for their children. Ambitious about Autism helps autistic children and young people, like Jackson, to do this.  

The charity is a movement made up of amazing people, experts and champions that stand with autistic children, young people and their families. "

Helen, parent to Jackson who attended TreeHouse School and Ambitious College 

Jackson, who attended Ambitious College, with his Teaching Assistant.