Our Youth Council is a group of 15 young people aged 16 to 25 who ensure that all our work reflects the views and needs of autistic children and young people. They report directly to the charity’s board of trustees, and give their views on all parts of Ambitious about Autism’s work.
The Youth Council also provides autistic children and young people with the opportunity to learn about governance, and build skills and experience in presenting and teamwork.
What is the time commitment?
The Youth Council meet four times each year to discuss the issues that matter to young autistic people. Youth Council members may also be invited to take part in additional events and opportunities related to Ambitious about Autism's work.
You can be a member of Youth Council for a maximum of three years. If you are interested in applying to be a Youth Council member, any new opportunities will be advertised on the Ambitious Youth Network. Please sign up to the platform to receive notifications about any vacancies or other opportunities.
If you have any further questions about the Youth Council please contact the participation team.
Our current Ambitious about Autism Youth Council members
We asked each of the members of the Youth Council if they would like to share what they enjoy about being a member, their favourite projects and what they want to achieve during their term on the council. Here's what some patrons had to say: