The 2017 Annual General Meeting took place at The Museum of London Docklands on Saturday 11 November.

Museum of Docklands.

We’d like to say thank you to everybody who attended and helped make our Annual General Meeting such an inspiring and information-packed day.

The morning session was opened by Dr Carol Homden CBE, Chair of Trustees. Carol spoke about the success of our volunteer branches, the positive impact of our Too Much Information campaign and how the charity continues to be focused on delivering a future for autistic people and their families that is as good as it can be.

Our CEO, Mark Lever talked about successes in Education over the past year including our new Enterprise Campus which supports the transition of autistic students from education to adult life.

The morning’s guest speaker, Dr Jamie Nicholls, gave a presentation describing the foundation and work of the Inge Wakehurst Trust, who have provided funding for research into ageing. This includes our telephone helpline which advises on benefits and support for older autistic adults.

In the afternoon members and guests took part in a choice of breakout session:

Employment – Arran Linton-Smith and Erin Ekins, two autistic speakers, shared the challenges and benefits of being an autistic adult in the workplace.

Education – A staff member talked about our Inquiry into the Education System and Max Green, an autistic adult who recently starred in a campaign film for Too Much Information, shared his experience of his school years.

Social media – Connor Ward, a young autistic vlogger gave a presentation on communicating online and online safety.

There was also an animation workshop led by Chocolate Films and a relaxed quiet room for those needing to take a break from things.

You can find out further information about what happened by downloading and reading the minutes of the meeting. Further updates about next year’s AGM will also be added to this page – please visit this page for details about the event.

Did you attend this year’s AGM?

If so, we’d really like to hear your feedback. You can share your thoughts by completing a short survey or emailing membership@nas.org.uk.