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Ambitious about Autism is the national charity standing with autistic children and young people. We believe every autistic child and young person has the right to be themselves and realise their ambitions. We started as one school and have become a movement for change. We champion rights, campaign for change and create opportunities.

Autistic children and young people are at the heart of all that we do. Join our inclusive team and make a real difference.

'No matter how qualified you are, everybody brings something different to the job. That's what we value here, we value the individual and how they can support our young people and give them a voice.'

Viv Berkeley, Executive Principal

Join us, and have the opportunity to work alongside people who share your values, and know that, whatever your role, you are making a difference.

Work with us

With your help, we can make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism. Every day will be different. Thought provoking, full of challenge, and most of all, rewarding. If you want to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you.

With Ambitious about Autism, you will help children and young people access the tools they need to live fuller lives. Whatever your role, your efforts will have a direct impact on our young people and helping them realise their potential. It’s not always going to be easy, but we will help you rise to the challenge.

Find out more about the work we do

Volunteer with us

At least one in 100 people in the UK are autistic. Autism affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them. We're always on the lookout for people who can give a little time to help make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism.

Volunteer with us, and help people with autism transform their lives. You never know – the experience may transform your life too. Whatever your skills or experience, there are so many ways you can make a difference.

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Our values

Autistic children and young people are at the heart of everything that we do.

Don't just take our word for it, watch our short video and hear from our brilliant team of people motivated by our shared values.

We are

for Autistic children and young people and our work.

We celebrate

Creating a world where everyone belongs.

We are

To new approaches, in how we make decisions, and engage with our community.

We work

With autistic children and young people, parents and carers, our partners and staff to maximise impact and reach.

We love

And commit to learn from our successes and mistakes; sharing knowledge, expertise and resources.

  • ''We’re open to different ways of doing things. Always taking the evidence that we learn from different things that we do and always building on it''

    Zoe Weaver , People Director

  • ''Team players is what we do here everyday''

    Dale Parsons, Curriculum Co Ordinator

  • ''Having a really diverse workforce is really important because everyone brings different ideas, backgrounds, experiences and lots of diffferent skills''

    Manaz Pimple, Wellbeing Lead

Do something amazing

Progress towards equality for autistic children and young people has been made and we’re proud of our role in this. That progress now hangs in the balance. A perfect storm of the Covid-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, reduced resources and an ongoing lack of understanding of autism means the next few years are critical.

We see the unnecessary barriers autistic children and young people face. The closing doors, the opportunities out of reach. The devastating consequences of being pushed to the margins.

It doesn’t need to be this way. We see a world where autistic children and young people can be themselves and realise their ambitions.

Now is the time for change. Now is the time for ambition.

If you want to join us on this journey, we would love to hear from you.

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