August saw a campaign win for our charity when NICE (the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) recommended to Government that GPs should record people’s autism diagnosis. We believe this is an important first step to tackle the unacceptable health inequality faced by autistic people. It will make it easier for GPs to know when they are about to see an autistic person and to make the small changes that will mean autistic people are treated in a way that suits them.



Our amazing supporter, Alison, owner of Red Bus Bistro in Edinburgh, has an autistic son, Bradley. She says: “The National Autistic Society were my lifeline, we received loads of support from your Education Rights Service a number of years ago. I then set up my new business venture, Red Bus Bistro, and decided to give something back and help others and partner with the National Autistic Society to raise funds and understanding.”

Alison launched the business two years ago, for people to enjoy afternoon tea and gin tours on a refurbished vintage 66 Route Master bus. They run autism friendly tours and are working towards their Autism Friendly Award.

Find out what happened in September