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About us

Founded in 1962, we are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Our goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

Please join us or get involved or make a donation today. You’ll be helping some of the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. Thank you.



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Chris Packham showing our new logo

Why we've re-branded

Chris Packham, Jane Asher and Mark Lever explain the reasons behind changing our identity and our plans for the future.
Our member Tiffany and her autistic son Bradley

What we do

Find out about our information, services and campaigning to help the 700,000 autistic people and their families in the UK.

75% of the UK population live within 20 miles of one of our volunteer-led branches


Facts and stats to demonstrate how we’ve been transforming lives and changing attitudes about autism for decades.
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Our mission, vision and values

Developed with autistic people and their families, our mission, vision and values shape everything we do. 

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Information about our charity

You can find our annual reports, gender pay gap report and information on how we spend your money here.

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Contact us

How to get in touch if you would like to use one of our services, need some information or have an enquiry.
Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 15/03/2019 17:15:20