The West London branch of the National Autistic Society was set up by a group of local parents in 2012: the 50th anniversary of the charity’s existence. At present, our team is a mix of non-autistic parents and autistic adults.
We aim to campaign for the boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea. We need you to tell us what needs to change so we can together improve autism understanding and services. Stand with us to achieve more and better services for autistic individuals of all ages.
The autistic community and their families often feel isolated and misunderstood. Autism awareness is increasing amongst the general public but there isn’t enough understanding.
As a priority we are focused on improvements for our local autistic community, so that they can access mental health services that are suitable.
We will create meet ups and workshops where our local autistic community, families, carers, friends and guardians can access information, support each other and meet people who are in similar situations and share the same interests.
Our aim also includes regular meet ups for adults and seniors. There is not enough focus on our senior community. This must change. Our senior community needs a voice.
Autistic individuals and their families, of all ages, need to know they matter. We will continue working towards our aims until everyone understands what autism is.