Students at The National Autistic Society’s Radlett Lodge School in Hertfordshire enjoyed a special careers day this week, getting a taster of a range of jobs – including what it could be like to be a zookeeper.

Zookeepers for the day.

Jeremy Keeble, Principal at the School said: “Career days are a fun way for our students to get a taster of what these jobs are actually like. They really enjoyed themselves. After all, it’s not every day that you come face-to-face with a bearded dragon!"

In Wales, Our Act Now campaign reached a significant milestone when The National Assembly for Wales voted in favour of passing specific legislation about autism. The vote doesn’t mean that there definitely will be a new law, but we’ll continue pushing to make sure it does as there are all kinds of ways it will mean autistic adults and families get better support. Find out what the Bill could include. Watch this space for developments on this in the New Year.

The Disney’s Lion King Team at the Lyceum Theatre and The National Autistic Society created a supportive environment for the fourth annual autism-friendly performance of this landmark musical. These specially adapted performances are suitable for autistic children and adults, with trained staff on hand and dedicated quiet and activity areas available if anyone needed to leave their seats.

Tickets are on sale now for the next performance on 3 June 2018. Book your ticket today.

A young man who has been supported by the Manchester service for the past 20 years, beginning with him having a 24/7 residential placement, has just been accepted on a course to do a Masters degree in law!

Our volunteers make a massive difference to autistic people and their families, and we're grateful for every minute of their time. That's why we celebrated National Volunteers' Week – to say thank you for their invaluable contribution. Watch our short video below.

Find out what happened in July