We are a not-for-profit organisation run by autistic volunteers. We offer an
online forum and community of neurodivergent people who support each other, problem-solve together and advocate for ourselves as a group.
We want to transform attitudes to autism in society and develop new services, relevant to us.
Watch the talk by Damian Milton on “Autistic wellbeing: from flow to belonging”: See slides and video
Watch John Simpson‘s talk “Autism, resilience, mental health and employment” video
Tool Up Mentoring Programme
We are helping autistic people to find and progress in fulfilling employment through our new Tool Up Mentoring programme.
It includes: – Weekly one hour one to one mentoring sessions; – An online employment readiness course; – An online support group. Our Tool Up Mentoring programme will help you to formulate and progress towards your employment goal. Take a step towards a fulfilling career and join our Tool Up mentoring programme. Read more Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are run by autistic adults for autistic adults – we understand you and can provide advice based on our own insight and lived experience.
We can respond and act on what users are saying (e.g.by developing new services and advocating as a group).
Users can remain anonymous.
We want to transform attitudes to autism in the UK and beyond, and to develop services that are relevant and helpful to all autistic people.
I entered the autism space by advocating and dealing with my children’s diagnosis and SEN provisions at school. However soon I realised that autism, or then Asperger, was the name for what was happening to me all my life. Watching my girls, I know building positive autism identity is hugely important. I came across some demeaning and dehumanising con-versations about autistic people and realised that equality is not a forgone conclusion. We need to work for it for us and for the sake of our children. So I joined with others to start this group.-Maria, Director at NDSA
Join our forum and community, contribute and receive support.