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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
ambitious

Children and young people with autism are at the centre of everything we do. Our work is underpinned by strong foundations and values.

We are
team players

Collaborative working and building strong partnerships are essential if we are to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism.

We are
open

We strive to be open - open to new ideas, open in how we work and open in how we make decisions.

We value
difference

We know that creating equal opportunity does not mean one size fits all. We aim to make ourselves accessible to children and young people with autism across the spectrum, from all communities

We are
experts

We respect and develop the expertise of our talented staff and make sure that we are evidence-based, rigorous and accountable in everything we do.

  • ''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

At Ambitious about Autism we want to change the future for children and young people with autism. Ours is a simple mission: To make the ordinary possible. We want to help young people with autism get an education, find employment and live independently. While also helping our communities see and understand the unique qualities that young people with autism have to offer.

At the moment, only one in four young people with autism access training or education beyond school. Less than 16% of people with autism are in full-time paid employment, even though the vast majority want to work. Let's change this.

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

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