Group photo of the 2019 Autism Professionals Award winners onstage

Autism Professionals Awards 2020

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2019 winners

The Autism Professionals Awards annually recognise and reward services and professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice and making a real difference to the lives of autistic people in the UK.

Individual Categories

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Pat Howlin

Most Inspirational Volunteer, sponsored by Room to Reward

  • Ryan Bardsley

Achievement by an Individual Education Professional

  • Julie Dalton

Outstanding Achievement by an Individual on the Autism Spectrum

  • Chris Bonnello

Outstanding Healthcare and/or Social Care Professional

  • Sally Fitzpatrick

Team Categories

Inspirational Education Provision - Primary Schools and Early Years

  • Little Learners

Inspirational Education Provision - Higher and Further Education and other education providers

  • LAMP

Outstanding Adult or Children's Services

  • Wigan Adult Autism Partnership Board

Outstanding Health Services, sponsored by Axia

  • Truse-wide autism project team at Tee Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Innovative Family Support

  • Clifford Chance LLP and the National Autistic Society

Most Supportive Employer

  • Waitrose High Wycombe

Most Creative Community Project

  • Community Rail Lancashire


View the highlights from the award ceremony in 2018


The Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions and achievements of individuals, teams and organisations who have demonstrated excellence, dedication and commitment to improving the lives of people on the autism spectrum.

View past winners