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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.



  • 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

  • 27
  • Nov
  • 2017

TalkTalk raises over £3.5 million in support of children and young people with autism

Since 2006, TalkTalk has raised over £3.5 million for Ambitious about Autism, which has helped to improve the lives of children and young people with autism across the UK.

Over 500

  • 13
  • Nov
  • 2017

Television star Anne Hegerty visits TreeHouse School in North London

During her visit on November 1, Anne was given a tour around Muswell Hill’s special school for children with complex autism - before recording an episode of Ambitious about Autism’s podcast

Rapha raise £1million for autism
  • 17
  • Oct
  • 2017

Rapha hits £1 million fundraising milestone for Ambitious about Autism

Sir Bradley Wiggins was among 200 riders who took part in Rapha’s latest Manchester to London ride last month in support of Ambitious about Autism.

The challenge was set up in

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