Penny Mordaunt 

The APPGA meets in public 4 or 5 times a year. You can join the Distribution List and be invited to APPGA meetings by emailing

The date of the next meeting is currently unconfirmed.

Alongside our public meetings, members of the Group undertake service visits, attend briefings and photocalls and table and take part in debates in Parliament.

You can join the Distribution List and be invited to APPGA meetings by emailing

Previous Meetings (going back to January 2016)

'Autism and Education in England –Parliamentary Launch' , 31st January, 2018

The APPGA launched its new report on education with the Secretary of State for Education in Parliament. Over 20,000 people also signed an open launched by the National Autistic Society and Ambitious about Autism calling for a new national autism and education strategy which was handed over to the Secretary of State at the end of the meeting.

'Apprenticeships – Joint meeting with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Learning Disability (APPGLD)' , 28th November, 2017

The APPGA teamed up with the APPGLD to explore the outcomes of a recent Government taskforce on apprentices, autism and learning disability. The meeting was addressed by the Minister for Apprentices, Anne Milton MP. This was part of the APPGA’s continuing campaign on autism and employment.

  • ‘APPGA Education Inquiry Session 3’, 18 July, 2017.
  • ‘AGM and APPGA Education Inquiry Session 2’, 11 July, 2017
  • ‘APPGA Education Inquiry Session 1’, 18 April, 2017

The APPGA ran an inquiry into education for children on the autism spectrum in England. The inquiry is chaired jointly by APPGA Members, Huw Merriman MP and Maria Caulfield MP. You can find more information about the inquiry here.

‘Disability Employment Gap’, Joint meeting with other All Party Groups, 31 January, 2017.

The APPGA teamed up with six other All Party Groups in order to have a public meeting on the Government’s ‘Work, health and disability: improving lives’ Green Paper. The meeting was addressed by the then Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Damian Green MP. You can find out more about information about the Green Paper on the Government's website.

‘APPGA Public Consultation Event’, 14 November 2016.

The APPGA’s Advisory Group regularly runs consultations to see what subjects Parliamentarians should prioritise. The outcomes of the consultation, including how it was conducted can be found here.

‘Autism Diagnosis Waiting Times’, 12 April 2016.

Following The National Autistic Society’s successful Diagnosis Crisis campaign, a public meeting with over 100 attendees was held with the then Minister for Care, Alistair Burt MP was held. Find out more about our successful Diagnosis Crisis campaign.