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Sir Norman Lamb takes on role to help our charity campaign (30 June 2020)
Charities welcome today’s independent review into Additional Support for Learning from Scottish Government but make urgent call for autism awareness training for all teachers (24 June 2020)
Our response to Black Lives Matter (22 June 2020)
Donate to the National Autistic Society for free when you shop with Savoo (15 June 2020)
Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan DBE MP – Recognising Carers’ Heroism (9 June 2020)
Ayrshire Scott running 5km a day in May for National Autistic Society Scotland (20 May 2020)
Coronavirus update – changes to the law on support for children with special educational needs in England (1 June 2020)
Information about the changes to coronavirus restrictions (11 May 2020)
Autism charities ask the Home Secretary to clarify guidance with police (7 May 2020)
Glasgow Caledonian University’s Student Well-Being Service is the first in the UK to achieve Autism Accreditation (5 May 2020)
Coronavirus – Access to health services (updated 5 June 2020)
Christmas Card design competition: the results are in... (4 May 2020)
Scottish Government fast tracks funding for charity to support autistic people and families online (3 May 2020)
Coronavirus: Guidance on supporting autistic people during the coronavirus outbreak (1 May 2020)
The A Word is back with a third series (5 May 2020)
Coronavirus: Changes to the law on support for children with special educational needs (1 May 2020)
Future of our school in Essex: an update from Caroline Stevens, our Chief Executive (28 April 2020)
National Autistic Society Scotland to transform the care and support it offers in Ayrshire (23 April 2020)
Charity urges Police in Scotland to be sensitive to new guidance for autistic people during ‘lockdown’ (17 April 2020)
Our Neath autism centre recreates McDonald’s drive-thru for the people they support (16 April 2020)
Coronavirus: Government plan to support social care (16 April 2020)
Northern Ireland First Minister thanks autistic people during lockdown (15 April 2020)
Coronavirus – Impact on the benefits system (15 April 2020)
Coronavirus update – changes to the adult social care system in England (updated 3 June 2020)
Coronavirus: Government clarifies guidance on exercise (9 April 2020)
Coronavirus – education guidance (8 April 2020)
World Autism Awareness Day, a call with our Royal Patron (4 April 2020)
A thank you from our Chief Executive to our supporters (3 April 2020)
Coronavirus: New social care guidance for councils (1 April 2020)
Update from supermarkets (31 March 2020)
Daisy & Ollie: How do I make friends with Theo? (31 March 2020)
Important news: NICE clarifies how guideline on critical care applies to autistic people (25 March 2020)
Coronavirus: concern over NICE guideline on critical care (23 March 2020)
Coronavirus and new announcements on social care funding (19 March 2020)
Coronavirus: Government must give social care services essential extra funding (19 March 2020)
Coronavirus: emergency funding for social care (19 March 2020)
Calm with Horses is released in cinemas across the UK (13 March 2020)
Making a difference to branches across the country (4 June 2020)
Spring Budget: New fund to help discharge autistic people from mental health hospitals (11 March 2020)
Happy International Women's Day (8 March 2020)
Article about one of our schools (6 March 2020)
Ministers join MPs and supporters to mark the Autism Act’s 10th anniversary (05 March 2020)
Revealed: winners of our Autism Professionals Awards (28 February 2020)
‘it’s everyone’s journey’ – making transport more inclusive (25 February 2020)
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour (07 February 2020)
BBC’s Songs of Praise goes autism friendly (07 February 2020)
Revealed: Finalists of our Autism Professionals Awards 2020 (23 January 2020)
Our Vanguard School welcoming first students this week (20 January 2020)
A parent's view (20 January 2020)
Our charity collaborates with Disney for relaxed performance of The Lion King (17 January 2020)
Meet Sarah, who works for Lonlas - our blossoming garden project in Wales! (17 January 2020)
‘My son’s experience of autism made me want to fight for change’. Caroline, our new Chief Executive is profiled in the Guardian (15 January 2020)
Become a young ambassador! (9 January 2020)
How have we made a difference in 2019?
We respond to The Independent Review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act (9 December 2019)
Our Women and Girls online module wins ‘Gold Training Journal Award’ (6 December 2019)
Autistic people and families grill political parties ahead of General Election at Edinburgh Q and A (6 December 2019)
Questions for candidates (3 December 2019)
General Election manifesto round-up (29 November 2019)
The Helpline transforms lives because of your donation (22 November 2019)
Our Helen Allison School students delighted with new minibus (22 November 2019)
Christine McGuinness opens the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland’s new Autism Centre (20 November 2019)
NHS publishes national diagnosis waiting times for the first time (15 November 2019)
Blog from Caroline Stevens: Building on 10 years of the Autism Act (12 November 2019)
Government announce plans to improve care and support for autistic people (5 November 2019)
Human rights of many young autistic people are being breached in mental health hospitals, finds committee of MPs and peers (1 November 2019)
It’s everyone’s journey (29 October 2019)
Government’s special educational reforms failing young people and parents, say MPs (23 October 2019)
Check out our Halloween tips (21 October 2019)
Exciting internship opportunity for an autistic person to work at Virgin (15 October 2019)
CQC warns of “perfect storm” for people using mental health services (15 October 2019)
Five highlights from our Autism Hour Campaign Week (14 October 2019)
World Mental Health Day: NHS announces taskforce on children’s mental health hospitals (10 October 2019)
Making a difference to university students like Kieran (10 October 2019)
First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, joins MSPs in promoting an autism-friendly Scotland (10 October 2019)
Help shape our campaigning work around autism (7 October 2019)
Five cool places to visit this Autism Hour (3 October 2019)
Our Church Lawton School opens new sports and sensory field (3 October 2019)
Our charity celebrates 20 years of supporting autistic people into work (2 October 2019)
National Assembly for Wales update (1 October 2019)
Help us with our new website – no website expertise required (27 September 2019)
Antonia Evans appointed Head Teacher of our new Vanguard School in Lambeth (10 September 2019)
Not Enough: our new campaign for better support and services (9 September 2019)
It’s been 10 years since the Autism Act: progress, but not enough (6 September 2019)
Blue Badge changes come into force today (29 August 2019)
BFI Southbank awarded the National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award (29 August 2019)
Public attitudes survey (27 August 2019)
Our response to new diagnosis research (22 August 2019)
Nominate exceptional people, schools and services for our Autism Professionals Awards (20 August 2019)
Over 200,000 people call for an end to the autism mental health crisis (15 August 2019)
Autism-friendly music festival rocks East Ayrshire (9 August 2019)
NHS announces experts to oversee the review into Oliver McGowan’s death (7 August 2019)
Helping autistic people get into work (6 August 2019)
Five reasons why Autism Hour is more than just 60 minutes (1 August 2019)
Our new Lambeth school all set for January 2020 launch! (29 July 2019)
Help us shape our web accessibility work (02 August 2019)
Lloyds Banking Group receives our Autism Friendly Award (18 July 2019)
Anne Hegerty goes back to school to talk about autism (17 July 2019)
Consultation: new guidance on commissioning services for autistic people (15 July 2019)
‘It still feels like a postcode lottery at times.’ Jo Minchin blogs about our recent Autism Act inquiry session into health and mental health (11 July 2019)
Call to employers: get involved in our flagship employment programme (10 July 2019)
Welsh Government publishes report on autism strategy (9 July 2019)
Report published on future of blue badge scheme in Wales (8 July 2019)
Blog: Inside OMG Racing's visit to our Anderson School (8 July 2019)
Government commits to monitoring Autism Employment Gap (3 July 2019)
Students' art raises over £3,000 for our Anderson School (1 July 2019)
Recruiting a Chief Executive. A blog by Trustee, Stewart Rapley (28 June 2019)
Our new Chief Executive: Frequently Asked Questions (28 June 2019)
National Autistic Society appoints new Chief Executive (28 June 2019)
NHS sets out how it will deliver Long Term Plan (27 June 2019)
New guidance on reducing restraint in special schools and services (27 June 2019)
Free exhibition of our students’ amazing artwork (24 June 2019)
Help shape our work around autism and employment (24 June 2019)
Art success for our students! (20 June 2019)
New report shows adult diagnosis waiting times have almost doubled in the last two years (20 June 2019)
Steve Silberman: Ask me anything (19 June 2019)
Opportunities to meet autism-friendly employers JP Morgan are available in London (11 November 2019)
Blog: Accessibility Minister Nusrat Ghani on Blue Badges (17 June 2019)
Blue Badge update – what happens next (15 June 2019)
EastEnders – new autism storyline! (11 June 2019)
Leading British Superbike team to visit our Anderson School (10 June 2019)
Our Partnership with the Scouts: A Million Hands (4 June 2019)
Survey of Autism Professionals 2019 (4 June 2019)
‘Give it Back’: Time for the Government to give back millions of pounds to disabled children (3 June 2019)
“There is a poverty of aspiration” in support for young autistic people (31 May 2019)
Meet Wayne and Amanda, parents to Reece, who goes to our Anderson School (30 May 2019)
Marion Fellows is the first Member of Parliament to receive our Autism Friendly Award (29 May 2019)
Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West, talks about her experiences chairing the APPG on Autism’s recent inquiry session on employment (28 May 2019)
BBC Panorama: We need action now (23 May 2019)
Help shape our work around autism and employment (23 May 2019)
Our role in transitions from our schools and services (21 May 2019)
Autistic people stuck in mental health hospitals – extent of national crisis highlighted in new reports (21 May 2019)
On his last day, Mark Lever reflects on his 11 years as CEO of our charity (17 May 2019)
Anna Thomas speaks about her experiences as a witness in the Support in Adulthood inquiry session (9 May 2019)
Clare Hughes discusses the Access to Justice inquiry session (8 May 2019)
A twinkling success (8 May 2019)
Review of school exclusions: a moment for change (7 May 2019)
George Stanbury on the first Understanding Autism session for MPs (2 May 2019)
Ann Clwyd MP calls for mandatory autism training for police (1 May 2019)
And the winners of our Christmas card competition are…(26 April 2019)
Five reasons why we love our Branch of the Year (26 April 2019)
Christopher Laskaris – so it never happens again (28 June 2018 - Updated - 18 April 2019)
We're hosting an open evening at our Lancashire Centre...and you're invited! (11 April 2019)
Councillor Susan Aitken marks World Autism Awareness Week by opening our Spectrum Night Walk in Glasgow (10 April 2019)
Helping autistic people get into digital, IT and cyber careers (10 April 2019)
One Minute Briefs (5 April 2019)
“I want a new public awareness campaign, so that we can improve perceptions of autism”, says Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP (5 April 2019)
Jane Harris: “We can change so many more people’s attitudes to autism” (5 April 2019)
World Autism Awareness Week Twitter interview with Care Minister, Caroline Dinenage MP (4 April 2019)
Blog: Making the education system work for children on the autism spectrum (4 April 2019)
Report published on autism services in Wales (4 April 2019)
Blog: James Sinclair attends the second session of the Autism Act inquiry (4 April 2019)
Auto Trader leads drive for businesses to be autism friendly (3 April 2019)
Improving support for autistic people who are homeless (2 April 2019)
Minister is first MP to attend our Understanding Autism session (1 April 2019)
Happy Birthday to our ambassador, Alan Gardner (25 March 2020)
Autism debate in Parliament (22 March 2019)
Blog: Greater Manchester leading the way with new autism strategy (21 March 2019)
The Autism Show 2019 – Tickets now available (20 March 2019)
Amy Schumer Reveals Husband’s Autism Diagnosis in New Netflix Special (20 March 2019)
Over 17,000 tell the Government that ‘national scandal must end’ (19 March 2019)
In co-operation with Co-op: The Lorna Wing Centre teams up with Co-op for an exciting new partnership (19 March 2019)
Autism Act blog: "Taking ownership of my autism was the best decision I ever made" (19 March 2019)
World Autism Awareness Week 2019 with Kate Vickers (14 March 2019)
Building work on our upcoming Northern Ireland Autism Centre is officially off the ground! (14 March 2019)
ScottishPower Foundation donate £31,000 to our social groups (12 March 2019)
Kate's story (8 March 2019)
Carol's story (8 March 2019)
Revealed: winners of our Autism Professionals Awards (8 March 2019)
The year of Anne Hegerty (8 March 2019)
CQC Fixed Penalty Notice (7 March 2019 - Updated)
Blog: increasing equality and opportunities for autistic people (5 March 2019)
Government announcement on benefits and employment (5 March 2019)
DVLA issue update and clarification (4 - 8 March 2019)
Ten things you need to know about ten years of the Autism Act (2 March 2019)
Blog: Helene and Jacob discuss the Autism Act (22 February 2019)
Chief Executive is leaving our charity in May (21 February 2019)
Our students invited to tea with Lady Mayoress of London (19 February 2019)
How you can help reduce the number of autistic people in mental health hospitals (19 February 2019)
Could you be the designer of our 2019 range of Christmas cards? (18 February 2019)
5 reasons why you should get involved in World Autism Awareness Week (18 February 2019)
Andrew Hensman discusses the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act (15 February 2019)
Indie Andy's Valentine's Story (14 February 2019)
Plans for all health and care staff to get autism training unveiled (13 February 2019)
Inside the campaign to make sure all health staff get autism training (12 February 2019)
Ten years after the Autism Act: a personal view (8 February 2019)
Four ways to get involved in World Autism Awareness Week (29 January 2019)
Blog: “It was an honour to be involved in the campaign that led to the Autism Act” (25 January 2019)
Help us make 2019 a big year for autism (24 January 2019)
Revealed: finalists of our Autism Professionals Awards (23 January 2019)
Join us for World Autism Awareness Week (22 January 2019)
What next for autism in Wales? (18 January 2019)
Assembly Members stop Autism Bill becoming law in Wales (17 January 2019)
Autism Act 10 years on (17 January 2019)
What is Thanking Day? (8 January 2019)
Blog: How embedding understanding of autism across the NHS can benefit everyone (8 January 2019)
NHS England publishes Long Term Plan (7 January 2019)
Crucial vote at National Assembly for Wales this month (4 January 2019)
Chris Packham honoured by the Queen (2 January 2019)
Our role in transitions from our schools and services (updated 24 December 2018)
Oh yes it is! Autism-friendly performance of Aladdin takes place at the King’s Theatre (21 December 2018)
Construction starts on our Vanguard School (17 December 2018)
Rain Man 30 years on: a review (17 December 2018)
Anne proudly displays her book of messages arriving home from the jungle (13 December 2018)
Parents tell the Deputy First Minister of Scotland that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their education (7 December 2018)
Welsh Assembly Committees publish reports on Autism Bill (7 December 2018)
5 Reasons why Anne is the real winner of 'I’m a Celebrity' (6 December 2018)
Jane Harris discusses Anne Hegerty, 'I'm a Celeb' and the importance of representation (6 December 2018)
Important changes to the Mental Health Act recommended (6 December 2018)
Blog: Care Minister Caroline Dinenage on the upcoming autism strategy review (6 December 2018)
New report: Alarming rise in autistic people in mental health hospitals (6 December 2018)
Big news: national autism strategy to be extended to children (5 December 2018)
Cornish locals come together to create an autism-friendly shopping event (4 December 2018)
Welsh Government seeking views on new Autism Code of Practice (30 November 2018)
Autism Friendly Award is in the bag for The Howgate Shopping Centre (27 November 2018)
A new start for our Cheshire West and Chester Branch (27 November 2018)
Gerald de Groot: An obituary (26 November 2018)
First probation service and adult prisons achieve Autism Accreditation (23 November 2018)
Seven challenges some autistic people would face in the jungle (21 November 2018)
“We need a national autism and education strategy” – summary of Education Select Committee session (20 November 2018)
The chase is on for Anne Hegerty (20 November 2018)
Quizzing Anne Hegerty (20 November 2018)
Florence Leslie Blog: “There were no stories that reflected my own. Today, on the front page of the internet, there is Anne Hegerty.” (20 November 2018)
Blog: ATUs: Campaigns to change the appalling situation and how you can help (16 November 2018)
Autism advocate Siena Castellon blogs about being bullied in school and the importance of being kind (9 November 2018)
Autistic people should not be stuck in ATUs (6 November 2018)
Our response to the Government’s Budget (30 October 2018)
“We urge the Government to think again”: the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill (30 October 2018)
Budget 2018: What will we be looking out for? (26 October 2018)
Government confirms plans to make sure all health staff get autism training (23 October 2018)
Our Transition Support Service turns five (22 October 2018)
Caz shares with us her 10 favourite things about the Berlin Marathon - ballot is open! (22 October 2018)
Why autism training is vital for all healthcare staff (18 October 2018)
Autism Hour highlights (16 October 2018)
More than 70 shops across Highland take part in Autism Hour (12 October 2018)
Our branches go the extra mile for this year's Autism Hour (12 October 2018)
CQC warns of care injustice (11 October 2018)
Loose Women: First ever autism-friendly live TV show (10 October 2018)
Our Autism Hour on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show (9 October 2018)
Updated statement: Our gender and autism information (9 October 2018)
Statement: Information links on our gender page (5 October 2018)
Happy National Poetry Day! (4 October 2018)
Lorna Wing – an autism hero (4 October 2018)
An extra serving of success for Café Autisan - the enterprise receives positive customer reviews (3 October 2018)
Blog: Working in autism diagnosis, a frontline experience (3 October 2018)
Our charity quizzed on an Autism Bill for Wales (11 October 2018)
Update on the Welsh Government’s Autism plan (26 September 2018)
Anne Hegerty and Christine McGuinness discuss Autism Hour on 'Loose Women' (26 September 2018)
Autistic children in Scotland are missing out on their fundamental right to education (25 September 2018)
Radlett Lodge School’s golf project set to expand, thanks to local fundraisers (24.09.18)
Students at our Anderson School get a taste for construction (24 September 2018)
Celebrating 15 years as our royal patron (19 September 2018)
Mark Lever: Learning from our mistakes: what are the lessons for us and what do they mean for the care sector? (17 September 2018)
Changing how we look, and how we talk about the charity (13 September 2018)
Government commits to learning disability training for NHS staff (12 September 2018)
A teacher’s blog: “If only I knew then what I know now” (6 September 2018)
Have your say on the NHS England’s Long Term Plan (3 September 2018)
A trainee teacher: why autism training is so important (30 August 2018)
Buckingham Palace receives Autism Friendly Award (30 August 2018)
Back to school: What teachers need to know about autism (30 August 2018)
Henry VIII will be teaming up with #TeamAutism at this year's Royal Parks Half Marathon (24 August 2018)
National Rail: No Boundaries (16 August 2018)
Twitter Q and A with our Transition Support Service (14 August 2018)
Breaking news: Landmark ruling in exclusions court case (14 August 2018)
Author interview: 'The Ghosts and Jamal' (10 August 2018)
Why I'm running the Royal Parks half marathon...Sophie's story
Big news: 'Autism and learning disability' is an NHS priority in England (9 August 2018)
Our Radlett Lodge School marks the end of year in style (8 August 2018)
Meet our new ambassadors! (6 August 2018)
Blue Badges: your stories (30 July 2018)
Update with Holly, star of TMI2 (27 July 2018)
Good news on Blue Badges (29 July 2018)
Help shape our work! (26 July 2018)
Department for Transport announcement: Opinion by Sez Francis (26 July 2018)
New measures to make transport more accessible (25 July 2018)
Autism diagnosis postcode lottery: ‘It’s been very tiring and traumatic for the whole family’ (24 July 2018)
We are hosting an open day at our Northamptonshire Centre (23 July 2018)
Brothers, Alfie and George, reach the peak of Snowdon with their school friends! (20 July 2018)
“Morrisons’ Quieter Hour is a step in the right direction for autistic people and their families” (19 July 2018)
Autism is a reality for our ambassador, Chris Packham, as he visits Callendar Wood (18 July 2018)
Autism diagnosis postcode lottery exposed (18 July 2018)
Autism Bill for Wales is published (16 July 2018)
New research shows a £1.5 billion funding gap for services for disabled children (16 July 2018)
Our ambassador makes her Hollyoaks debut (9 July 2018)
Successful nomination for local Mayor’s young volunteer award for one of our valued volunteers (9 July 2018)
‘Good’ Ofsted rating for our Radlett Lodge School (9 July 2018)
Future of the Transforming Care programme debated in Parliament (5 July 2018)
Blog: A GP's reflections on autism and the NHS at 70 (6 July 2018)
Blog: After 70 years, it’s time we really started talking about autism
(5 July 2018)
Blog: How the NHS thinking differently eventually saved my autistic son (5 July 2018)
Blog: I love the NHS, with all the flaws and pockmarks (5 July 2018)
Blog: Why we need to close the exclusions loophole (04.07.18)
Axcis Education continues partnership with our charity (4 July 2018)
National Autistic Society intervenes in school exclusions case (3 July 2018)
Florence’s blog: my thoughts on Niall revealing his autism diagnosis (2 July 2018)
Love Island contestant Niall Aslam aka the ‘rainbow fish’ reveals autism diagnosis (28 June 2018)
Maintenance team up for national award (26 June 2018)
Our charity to pilot cybersecurity apprenticeship scheme (26 June 2018)
Dundee and Angus branch in the running for Sainsbury's 'charity of the year' (22 June 2018)
Art success for pupil at our Sybil Elgar School (21 June 2018)
New parent and carer support group in Sefton launches (21 June 2018)
Autism Annual Report, Wales (21 June 2018)
Our Robert Ogden School wins 'inspirational' award (19.06.18)
Government announce end to ‘unnecessary’ PIP reviews (18.06.18)
Book competition: Enter to win a free copy from our recommended selection! (18 June 2018)
I bleed Oranje, by Flynn Hagerty (17 June 2018)
What football means to me, by Jack Howes (14 June 2018)
Footballers and their dogs: by Emily Swiatek (14 June 2018)
First significant study on autism and homelessness (12 June 2018)
Isla and Austin Hicks (11 June 2018)
Calum Deverill triumphs as the National Autistic Society’s Volunteer of the Year (11 June 2018)
Amilia's speech (11 June 2018)
Blog: “After disclosing my autism on national TV, I’ve been overwhelmed by the support I’ve received” (4 June 2018)
It’s time to let MPs know if SEND changes are working (1 June 2018)
Let’s make public transport autism friendly
Our work with Visit England to make tourism venues more accessible for autistic people
Ofsted success for our Robert Ogden School
We win Charity Film of the Year! (16 May 2018)
Blog: Reviewing the Mental Health Act – what does this mean for autistic people?
Talented NAS Cullum Centre student announced as Young Songwriter 2018 Finalist (14.05.18)
The Invisible Antagonist
The good, the bad and the ugly (4 May 2018)
Review into the deaths of people with learning disabilities (4 May 2018)
Autism Friendly Award success for Glasgow Life
Hidden crisis: Autistic people four times more likely to be lonely than general public (30 April 2018)
Stories from our abseilers (25 April 2018)
Easy read guide on everyday banking (24 April 2018)
Autistic actor Talia Grant joins Hollyoaks
Government responds to MPs’ inquiry into disability benefits (23 April 2018)
Updated - Inquest into tragic death of Oliver McGowan (24 April 2018)
Study on problematic history of Hans Asperger (19 April 2018)
Stories from our London Marathon runners (19 April 2018)
From this month, the NHS in England will collect vital autism diagnosis data
'Why am I attending the Yorkshire Three Peaks for the National Autistic Society?', I hear you ask...(11 April 2018)
Autism Friendly Award success shines bright for The Scottish Museum of Lighthouses (11 April 2018)
Working with Lloyds Banking Group (10 April 2018)
Q and A on changes to PIP Mobility
'We can make an even bigger difference' – Minister for Care reflects on World Autism Awareness Week
Top British YouTuber ‘Spread the Love, TeamTDM Style’ on #WorldAutismAwarenessDay
World Autism Awareness Week celebrated in debate in House of Commons (29 March 2018)
Little facts about autism (29 March 2018)
The Scottish Government publishes a refreshed Strategy for Autism (28 March 2018)
British comedy veteran Henry Normal publishes memoir about life with his autistic son (28 March 2018)
The online reaction to our new TMI film, Diverted (28 March 2018)
Are You Autistic? Channel 4, 28 March 2018 (now available on All 4 catch up)
Tell the Government about your experience of school exclusions
Justice Secretary visits our Glasgow office to find out how we are helping autistic young people into work (14 March 2018)
Find out more about our Autistic Talent event with the Disabilities Minister
Thank you to all who took part in the Night Walks!
Twitter Q&A: Jessie Hewitson and Laura James
Justice Secretary visits our Glasgow office to find out how we are helping autistic young people into work (14 March 2018)
Lord visits the workplace of our TMI star
More focus on autism needed in mental health reforms
Winners of Autism Professionals' Awards announced - Thursday 8 March 2018
Laura James - International Women's Day
Pop-up charity shop hopes to raise funds, and awareness, of autism in Dundee and Angus
'My Big Yellow Self-Storage Unit Brain' - a poem by Hermione Cameron
Ofsted success
Have your say on the draft Autism Bill for Wales
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: your questions answered
Our response to Dr. Mike Shooter
Government welcomes our joint report on Autism and Education in England #HeldBack
Autism Friendly Award? It's a snow-brainer for Aberdeen Snowsports
Bristol Airport receives the Autism Friendly Award
Autism and Education in England launched in Parliament
Autistic Young People in West Central Scotland Can Move Forward
Working with Rough Guides and Motability Operations Ltd (22 January 2018)
Have your say on the Mental Health Act
Edinburgh Airport lands Autism Friendly Award
Proposals to improve Blue Badge eligibility for autistic people – have your say!
Your free Chris Packham poster for World Autism Awareness Week (16 January 2018)
Rebecca shares why she's running the London Landmarks marathon (12 January 2018)
Autism Somerset Founder, Campbell Main
7 reasons why we have World Autism Awareness Week (12 January 2018)
World Autism Awareness Week: When Kenny met Kenny (10 January 2018)
Could you be the star of our TMI campaign?
What is Thanking Day?
Corporate partnerships highlights from 2017 (03 January 2018)
Our successes in September 2017. Thanks to you.
Victory in legal case on Personal Independence Payment (21 December 2017)
Our successes in October 2017. Thanks to you.
Our successes in November 2017. Thanks to you.
Our successes in May 2017. Thanks to you.
Our successes in March 2017. Thanks to you.
Our success in June 2017. Thanks to you.
Our successes in July 2017. Thanks to you.
Our successes in January 2017. Thanks to you.
Our successes in February 2017. Thanks to you.
Our successes in December 2017. Thanks to you.
Our successes in August 2017. Thank to you.
Our success in April 2017. Thanks to you.
Employable Me job seeker, Erica, takes part in Twitter Q&A (19 December 2017)
Employable Me on BBC2 (18 December 2017)
Update on Additional Learning Needs provision in Wales (13 December 2017)
Our charity joins legal challenge on Personal Independence Payment (11 December 2017)
Making one school more autism-friendly: Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (11 December 2017)
Autism on TV (11 December 2017)
Actor and National Autistic Society ambassador, Lee Ingleby, takes part in The A Word Twitter Q&A (6 December 2017)
Emeli Sandé and JP Cooper's performances raise funds for our charity (5 December 2017)
Debate on Mental Health and Autism in the House of Commons (1 December 2017)
Our charity calls for more ambitious plans to tackle the autism employment gap (30 November 2017)
We launch Held Back, our new education campaign (29 November 2017)
Our charity's brand new adult service, Birch House, opens in Surrey (27 November 2017)
Your Act campaign update (23 November 2017)
Find out why our supporter, Miral, is taking part in Night Walks for Autism (23 November 2017)
Autistic actor, Travis Smith, takes part in The A Word Twitter Q&A (21 November 2017)
Our response to the Autumn Budget (22 November 2017)
Interview with Fay, who inspired BBC radio drama, A Badge (20 November 2017)
Exclusive interview with A Badge writer Tony Pitts (17 November 2017)
A Badge: new drama for BBC Radio 4 (16 November 2017)
Trustees' Week - Stewart Rapley (15 November 2017)
The A Word, a review by Leo Capella (13 November 2017)
Amy Willerton completes India Golden Triangle Cycle Challenge for autism (13 November 2017)
National Autistic Society welcomes new report on residential special schools (9 November 2017)
My take on the Q&A with the writer of The A Word and the first episode of series two (8 November 2017)
The A Word returns to BBC One, tonight, 9pm (7 November 2017)
Bill to limit the use of physical restraint passes important hurdle (3 November 2017)
Government to look at waiting times target for diagnosis (1 November 2017)
Consultation opens on final phase of the Scottish Strategy for Autism (31 October 2017)
CQC Thematic Review on Children and Young People's Mental Health (27 October 2017)
Complimentary tickets to David Walliams’ Awful Auntie – get yours now! (25 October 2017)
Ofsted and CQC report: Local area SEND inspections. One year on (19 October 2017)
Chris Packham, television presenter and naturalist, is our charity's new ambassador (16 October 2017)
Atypical: Netflix confirms series two, coming in 2018 (16 October 2017)
Benefit criteria changes for people with the most complex needs (13 October 2017)
Pablo, a fantastic new series for pre-school children, has launched on the Cbeebies channel (13 October, 2017)
Have your say on public transport and Blue Badge! (11 October 2017)
Comment on the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care report (10 October 2017)
Watch our charity on This Morning – stranger on train helps woman and autistic son (10 October 2017)
World Mental Health Day 2017 (10 October 2017)
Minister for Disabled People supports Autism Hour (9 October 2017)
Pets at Home St Albans welcomes Radlett Lodge into store (6 October 2017)
Pets at Home welcome our services into store (6 October 2017)
The National Autistic Society on This Morning (4 October 2017)
Your autism survey
Your autism survey
Your autism survey
What does NHS Digital’s Mental Health Services Data Set announcement mean? (28 Sept 2017)
Sailing duo complete British sailing challenge for their autistic nephew (27 September 2017)
New report says what needs to change to make Transforming Care work for autistic people (26 September 2017)
Over 4,500 stores sign up to UK’s first ever mass participation Autism Hour event (25 September 2017)
Social workers speak out: fighting for social care packages for autistic adults (20 September 2017)
Bristol West MP holds first surgery to ensure needs of autistic constituents are met (19 September 2017)
Kathy Lette talks autism in new show Girls' Night Out (18 September 2017)
New report on Personal Independence Payment from the Disability Benefits Consortium (14 September 2017)
Government commits to collecting and publishing autism diagnosis waiting times in England (13 Sept 2017)
Congratulations to #TeamAutism for the Great North Run! (11 September 2017)
Good Luck for the Great North Run! (8 September 2017)
Debate on diagnosis waiting times next week (8 September 2017)
Rangers Football Club strikes autism-friendly goal (6 September 2017)
11-year-old Jamie cycles 118 miles for our charity (4 September 2017)
Aladdin the Musical: review (4 September 2017)
Have your say on an Autism Bill for Wales (30 August 2017)
Our supporter's #MessageToVoyager has been shortlisted by NASA – Get voting! (29 August 2017)
BBC Radio 4 play about an important autism legal case (29 August 2017)
Autism-friendly music festival is a great success (25 August 2017)
5 Questions for Henry Normal (23 August 2017)
We've teamed up with The All-in-One Company® to create autism-friendly onesies (17 August 2017)
The National Autistic Society Thurrock arranges a host of summer activities for the family (16 August 2017)
Congratulations to our 2017 #TeamAutism Scafell Pike trekkers (16 August 2017)
Double decker delight for autistic children in Glasgow (16 August 2017)
The National Autistic Society shortlisted for Charity Times Award (14 August 2017)
World Autism Awareness Week – Sage Foundation
Netflix's Atypical trailer – reviews by the community (8 August 2017)
TV’s Autistic Gardener attends open garden event (7 August 2017)
North East leisure centres in double Autism Friendly Award triumph (7 August 2017)
More information about NICE’s announcement on GP records (3 August 2017)
A huge thank you to our Ride London 2017 team! (1 August 2017)
NICE seeks to improve autistic people’s health and wellbeing (1 August 2017)
National Garden Scheme update (28 July 2017)
Happy birthday NAS Harrogate branch! (28 July 2017)
Scottish Parliament shortlists comedy night for ‘best event’ at CIPR Awards (24 July 2017)
Celebrating the Houses of Parliament on achieving the Autism Friendly Award (24 July 2017)
Update on Welsh Government’s Additional Learning Needs Bill (21 July 2017)
CQC report on state of care in mental health services (21 July 2017)
Exclusive Quiet Hour Event in Thomas Land (20 July 2017)
Jo Cox commission on loneliness (18 July 2017)
All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism Inquiry on Autism and Education – FAQs (18 July 2017)
Sister of autistic boy posts touching thank you message for YouTuber and author Alfie Deyes (18 July 2017)
David Mitchell’s Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 is Book of the Week on Radio 4 (17 July 2017)
Autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire MBE uses photographic memory to draw Nissan Micra (12 July 2017)
Success at prestigious D&AD New Blood Awards (12 July 2017)
David Mitchell live Twitter Q&A (12 July 2017)
A mother’s heart-warming letter highlights importance of creating autism friendly spaces (11 July 2017)
Join us on Twitter for a live Q&A with David Mitchell (10/07/2017)
An interview with the Autistic Gardener
Education on the agenda at Cross Party Autism Group meeting (5 July 2017)
New report into autism support and services in England (5 July 2017)
Paddy McGuinness' wife Christine reveals they have autistic four year old twins in a poem (3 July 2017)
Zoo animals create a school career day to remember (30 June 2017)
New report on state of autism services and support in England (30 June 2017)
Transition Support Service to hold Q&A on Monday, 3 July (29 June 2017)
The Morrisons Foundation supports Autism seminars for families project (29 June 2017)
Minister for Mental Health leads MSPs in pledge to make Scotland autism-friendly (29 June 2017)
Laura James live Twitter Q&A (22 June 2017)
Our response to the Queen’s Speech (21 June 2017)
Mentoring project for autistic adults in Glasgow receives £176,500 from The Big Lottery Fund (20 June 2017)
Campaign success: National Assembly votes to support Autism Bill (14 June 2017)
Autism Bill for Wales (13 June 2017)
Join author Laura James for a live Q&A (12 June 2017)
#ImOne 2017 General Election campaign recap (12/06/2017)
Amy Willerton takes on India Golden Triangle Cycle Challenge for autism! (12 June 2017)
Josh Kenny raises £6,000 for Scafell Pike climb in August (5 June 2017)
Good news on diagnosis in South West London (2 June 2017)
Share your experiences of education in England with the parliamentary enquiry on autism (1 June 2017)
Proposals to restrict children's autism assessments in SW London deeply concerning (30 May 2017)
#TeamAutism prepares to run the Vitality London 10,000 (26 May 2017)
New special educational needs statistics show children in England still waiting for support (25 May 2017)
Thank you to our partner Alinea (24 May 2017)
National Autistic Society staff skydive for autism (24 May 2017)
Happy Birthday, President Jane! (23 May 2017)
The National Garden Scheme partners with The National Autistic Society (18 May 2017)
Free Aberdeenshire social skills course (16 May 2017)
Have your say on support for autistic children (10 May 2017)
General Election 2017: What will our charity look for? (10 May 2017)
National Autistic Society supporter climbs Everest for autism (8 May 2017)
Free West Lothian social skills course (05 May 2017)
Restating our position - no connection between autism and vaccines (4 May 2017)
Greater Manchester Mayoral hustings (10 May 2017)
Exhibition depicts what autistic photographers want you to know about autism (7 April 2017)
All Party Parliamentary Group on autism launch education inquiry (6 April 2017)
Welsh council candidates are invited to find out about autism (31 March 2017)
Step forward for the Act Now campaign (31 March 2017)
Welsh Government extends support for autism service (27 March 2017)
Virtual reality technology shows North East residents the world through the eyes of an autistic child (27 March 2017)
Autism campaigner wins national award (24 March 2017)
New PIP Regulations to start today (16 March 2017)
Helen Allison School hosts autism awareness event with local businesses (15 March 2017)
Budget-2017-our-response (8 March 2017)
Winners of the Autism Professionals Awards are announced (8 March 2017)
Budget 2017: What will our charity look for? (7 March 2017)
Having our say on Additional Support Needs in school education in Scotland (6 March 2017)
Dispatches tonight: Care in mental health hospitals (1 March 2017)
Government must halt proposed changes to PIP (27 February 2017)
Our new mental health campaign – Always (27 February 2017)
Llanelli Scarlets host an autism awareness event (24 February 2017)
Glasgow Film Theatre wins our Autism Friendly Award (22 February 2017)
30,000 call on the Government to close autism employment gap (22 February 2017)
Inverurie on track to become the UK’s first autism-friendly train station (20 February 2017)
Media speculation about US President's views on autism (15 February 2017)
Autism-friendly goal for Aberdeen Football Club (5 May 2017)
New consultation on autism in GP records (8 February 2017)
Government responds to SEND reform concerns in England (7 February 2017)
Could you be the star of our next campaign film? (6 February 2017)
Innovative new autism sensory experience launched in the UK (6 February 2017)
MPs report on the disability employment gap (3 February 2017)
Autism-friendly swimming makes a splash in Renfrewshire (1 February 2017)
Campaigners call for Bristol to become autism friendly (30 January 2017)
Last Cross-Party Autism Group of 2016 a great success (25 January 2017)
Autistic teenager from Ardrossan shortlisted for Inspirational Volunteer Award (20 January 2017)
New report calls for improved autism support (17 January 2017)
Could you be our charity's new Trustee? (16 January 2017)
Government plans to improve mental health support (9 January 2017)
Tell the Care Quality Commission about your experiences (9 January 2017)
Our volunteer is awarded British Empire Medal (1 January 2017)
Welsh Government updates its plan for autism services (30 December 2016)
Welsh Government to change the way autistic pupils are supported in education (21 December 2016)
The impact of school exclusions on young autistic people (14 December 2016)
Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament (14 December 2016)
New report into uninvestigated deaths published (13 December 2016)
New guidelines to make air travel more accessible for passengers with hidden disabilities (8 December 2016)
PDA awareness petition to Scottish Parliament (7 December 2016)
Our branches in Wales: Blaenau Gwent (7 December 2016)
Anderson School becomes Aurora Hedgway School (1 December 2016)
Our charity wins three mentoring awards in Scotland (30 November 2016)
Maisie's story features on Channel 4 tonight (30 December 2016)
-Our response to the Autumn Statement (23 Novemer 2016)
Mhairi Black MP helps our fundraising event bounce into action (22 November 2016)
Lauri Love USA extradition case update (16 November 2016)
Funding for our young people's employment service (16 November 2016)
The Herald newspaper donates calendar profits to our charity (15 November 2016)
Launch of third NAS Cullum Centre (9 November 2016)
Mold North Wales information day (8 November 2016)
Autism-friendly performance of The Lion King (4 November 2016)
Government launches disability employment consultation (1 November 2016)
Government must tackle the autism employment gap (27 October 2016)
New study shows benefits of autism trained parents (26 October 2016)
Project to support autistic prisoners wins award (19 October 2016)
Next steps for an Autism Act for Wales (14 October 2016)
Sybil Elgar students achieve awards (11 October 2016)
World Mental Health Day blog (10 October 2016)
Take our autism survey (4 October 2016)
What do today’s autism prevalence figures mean? (29 September 2016)
Our Education Rights service celebrates its 10th anniversary (26 September 2016)
Call for improvements in mental health services (21 September 2016)
Braehead Virtual Reality experience (20 September 2016)
XI Autism-Europe conference opened by Mark McDonald (19 September 2016)
Our response to NHS Transforming Care funding plans (16 September 2016)
Building on Axcis partnership success (14 September 2016)
Is NHS Transforming Care helping autistic people? (13 September 2016)
The National Autistic Society Cymru puts theory into practice (5 September 2016)
School Report 2016 (2 September 2016)
Autism-friendly swimming sessions make a splash in Dundee (23 August 2016)
A big ‘diolch’ (17 August 2016)
NASplus: our new service in West Lothian (15 August 2016)
Complete the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) survey (11 August 2016)
Kevin Healey steps down as National Autistic Society trustee (10 August 2016)
Mendip House update (8 August 2016)
GPs receive new autism resources (25 July 2016)
Autism and mental health (24 July 2016)
Pokemon Go receives praise from autistic people (22 July 2016)
Marks & Spencer launching autism-friendly school wear (21 July 2016)
Our students showcase garden produce and crafts at St Albans Market (19 July 2016)
Branches pack out National Assembly to highlight concerns (19 July 2016)
What does the vote to leave the European Union mean for autistic people? (15 July 2016)
Warning on autism service/support dogs (14 July 2016)
Adult social care directors’ concerns over funding (13 July 2016)
Autism Education Trust reaches a milestone (13 July 2016)
Every new teacher to learn about autism (12 July 2016)
New bill would improve equality for autistic children at school (7 November 2016)
Our Pembrokeshire Branch hosts a roundtable discussion (11 July 2016)
Glasgow cinema screenings for Too Much Information campaign launch film (8 July 2016)
New Scottish guidelines on assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism (6 July 2016)
New autism recommendations to the NHS (4 July 2016)
Blue badge pilot in Scotland (27 June 2016)
Aberdeen set to become Scotland’s first ‘autism-friendly’ city (23 June 2016)
Anderson School to change management (20 June 2016)
Local campaign success: new mental health service for Hull (9 June 2016)
New playground at Church Lawton (9 June 2016)
St. Mark's House open day (8 June 2016)
Ofsted success for Thames Valley School (2 June 2016)
Tell us your SEN experiences (2 June 2016)
Broken Promises report published (1 June 2016)
Named person statement (14 March 2017)
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