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Welcome to Ambitious about Autism’s media centre.

Our media work aims to raise awareness and understanding about autism, the support services we offer in the UK and the profile of our organisational campaigns. We want to enable children and young people with autism to learn, thrive and achieve.

For all press and media enquiries, please contact Catherine Ferris.

Telephone: 020 8815 5134


Twitter: @AmbitiousAutism

For urgent out of office enquiries please dial, 07850 915 716

Position statements

You can find our position statements on various issues relating to autism in our policy pages.



  • 04
  • May
  • 2018

New route added to Rapha’s annual charity ride for Ambitious about Autism

Entries for Rapha’s annual Manchester to London charity ride have officially opened – with this year’s event including a brand new short route option.

The 220 mile challenge was set up in

  • 09
  • Mar
  • 2018

Ambitious about Autism trustee flies the flag for autism at prestigious royal ceremony

Jonathan Andrews has been chosen to represent the UK as flagbearer at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Monday 12 March.  The ceremony will be

  • 28
  • Feb
  • 2018

Paralympian Ade Adepitan kicks off Sports Relief at The Rise School

The athlete and television presenter joined pupils for a game of basketball – as the school gets ready to raise money in aid of Sport Relief to help change lives.  

  • 12
  • Feb
  • 2018

Our response to Dr Mike Shooter's comment on autism diagnosis

Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism, said:

"A child cannot receive a formal diagnosis of autism without a referral to a specialist. This process can

  • 13
  • Dec
  • 2017

Ambitious about Autism responds to comments by Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman

Ambitious about Autism responds to Ofsted’s annual report published today, Wednesday 13 December. The report warns that children with special educational needs are being excluded and forced out of

  • 29
  • Nov
  • 2017

MPs and Peers back Ambitious about Autism’s call for action to tackle illegal school exclusions

The Government and Ofsted must act now to stamp out the illegal exclusion of children with autism from schools, says Ambitious about Autism.

It comes as the All Party Parliamentary

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