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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: 07850 915716 


Twitter: @AmbitiousAutism

Position statements

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



  • 23
  • Oct
  • 2018

Nearly a third of parents of children with autism have had to give up their job due to school exclusions

The charity surveyed over 900 parents and carers of children and young people with autism to find out their experiences of

  • 16
  • Aug
  • 2018

Ambitious about Autism’s youngest trustee member to be recognised by the Open University

Jonathan Andrews, from Orpington, will be recognised for his efforts to 'break down barriers' in the workplace for people with autism and increasing the visibility of autism in business

  • 25
  • Jul
  • 2018
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  • Jul
  • 2018

State of the art sensory room opens at The Rise School thanks to £25,000 fundraising grant

All pupils at The Rise School have autism and the new space provides them with a safe environment to process sensory information. It features lights, colours and

  • 20
  • Jun
  • 2018

Youth Council members stage Ambitious takeover

Autistic Pride Day is an annual event celebrating who autistic people are and embracing difference.

The Youth Council members who took part included Lucy

  • 07
  • Jun
  • 2018

Exclusions of pupils with autism rocket in England, new data shows

Latest figures show nearly 4,500 pupils with autism were excluded in one year – a 60% increase since 2011. Children with autism are the most at risk group of

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