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  • 29
  • Nov
  • 2017

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

Charity responds to All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism’s report on autism and education in England, published today. The report’s recommendations mirror many of the findings from the charity’s own when will we learn? campaign.

  • 27
  • Nov
  • 2017

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

TalkTalk continues to transform lives in the UK by working with Ambitious about Autism to raise £420K through its annual charity gala, Night of Ambition.

  • 13
  • Nov
  • 2017

Television star Anne Hegerty visits TreeHouse School in North London

Television personality Anne Hegerty – who appears as ‘The Governess” on ITV quiz show The Chase – has met with young people from charity Ambitious about Autism during a visit to TreeHouse School in north London. Anne Hegerty was diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult in 2005 after seeing a TV programme about children with autism and recognising their behaviours in herself. In August this year she appeared on ITV panel show Loose Women to discuss her diagnosis and its effect on her ability to multi-task.

  • 18
  • Oct
  • 2017

One year on: illegal exclusions

This time last year, we launched our “when will we learn?” campaign in parliament with the publication of our report which looked at how the school system fails children and young people with autism and how together we have the power to change it.

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

Rapha hits £1 million fundraising milestone for Ambitious about Autism

An annual cycling challenge launched by global cycling brand Rapha to support children and young people with autism has reached an incredible £1 million fundraising milestone.

  • 10
  • Oct
  • 2017

Ambitious about Autism comment on new report by IPPR Making The Difference: Breaking the link between school exclusion and social exclusion

We welcome the new report by the IPPR which highlights how our most vulnerable children and young people are being failed by the education system through school exclusions. The report explains the important link between school exclusion and social exclusion reporting that excluded young people are more likely to be unemployed, develop severe mental health problems and go to prison.

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