We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of autistic children and young people we support directly through our services. We know we can’t directly provide services to every autistic child or young person, and we don’t think we should.
Campaigning allows us to stand with all autistic children and young people to make a difference by influencing national policy, organisational practice and individuals' attitudes and behaviours.
Autistic children and young people are at the heart of all we do and through our Ambitious Youth Network we work with young people directly to shape and develop our campaigns and advocate for change. We also listen to the families of autistic people, monitor the learning from our services, other evidence and research, as well as what’s going on in public debate and parliament to decide where our campaigns are most likely to be effective.
Ambitious about Autism does not endorse or support any one political party. Instead, we work with decision-makers to explain the impact of policies on autistic children and young people and to encourage them to commit to the changes that will make the biggest possible positive difference.
Our campaigns are funded through individual donations and grants from charitable trusts. If you want us to continue to stand with autistic children and young people and campaign alongside them and their families, please help by donating whatever you can.
Some of our services are funded by local or national government; this doesn’t influence our campaigning priorities. Government money does not fund our campaigning activity.