Our team of Ambassadors are from all walks of life but they all share an interest in autism and a passion to raise awareness and understanding. They are willing to lend their name to our ambitions and help us to attract support from a wide and varied audience. Our team of Ambassadors will grow over time as we find new people keen to champion Ambitious about Autism and eager to help us raise our profile and much needed funds. Our current team of Ambassadors is:
Sarah Cawood - Presenter
"I'm ambitious about autism because it is an often misunderstood condition and the children that are affected, along with their families, need our understanding, patience and sometimes, our help. It is so important to raise awareness about autism and get the best for autistic children and young people."
Michelle Collins - Actor
"I’m ambitious about autism and am humbled and proud to be an Ambassador."
Niamh Cusack - Actor
"I'm delighted to be an Ambassador for Ambitious about Autism. I look forward to continuing to support the vital work the charity does by raising awareness of autism."
Jonny Gould - Sports Pundit and Broadcaster
"I am delighted and honoured to become an Ambassador for Ambitious about Autism because the charity has off the scale ambition for children and young people with autism. I am looking forward to supporting the charity and the work it does at TreeHouse School, and maybe next time I visit I will save even more goals."
Simon and Lucy Mottram
"TreeHouse School has helped our son Oscar to make real and lasting progress. We are ambitious about autism because we have seen the difference that access to the right education can make and feel that all children and young adults with autism should have access to such an education to help them fulfil their potential and lead a meaningful and pleasurable adult life."
"I’m ambitious about autism because having worked with the amazing children at TreeHouse School, I know how much more they, and the thousands of children like them, deserve.".
Jon Snow - Presenter
"I am ambitious about autism because for the last 40 years I have worked in a day centre with vulnerable and homeless teenagers - a disproportionate number of them are on the autistic spectrum. It has raised my own awareness of the acute need for support, opportunity and understanding of autism on a considerable scale."
Luke Treadaway - Actor
"It is an honour to be an Ambassador for Ambitious about Autism. The vital work this charity does is something I look forward to supporting and helping in any way I can."
David Mitchell - Author
“My visit to Pears National Centre for Autism Education made a deep, positive and – I am sure – a lasting impression on me. As a parent to son with autism, it is heartening almost beyond words to see the brilliant work the charity Ambitious about Autism is doing to make education possible for children and young people with autism. In my view, every large town in the UK and Ireland should have a school similar to Ambitious about Autism’s pioneering TreeHouse School. Just as important in the big picture is AAA’s work on influencing policy and awareness-raising activities. As an AAA ambassador, I look forward to supporting the charity’s vital work in future.”
Actor and former Ambitious about Autism youth patron