Note: List includes Autistic organizations created by Autistics, and ally organizations.
ABA PBS Discussion UK
A place to engage and share in open discussion about the controversy surrounding Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) / Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) as autism interventions.
Autism Connected is here to promote and empower social mobility and awareness of autism and neurodiversity for the most neglected groups. To promote and ACCEPT autism from various perspectives but particularly the aspect of girls/women, those who identify as women, late diagnosed women and those who are non-binary.
We also support those who are working or professionals but are not ‘out’ in the community plus their families, friends in other areas of life in Sussex.
We are an advocacy support group to promote support for us as a safe space but also promote issues autistic issues in employment, health, education and other areas and wellbeing activities.
Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM)
A truly inclusive autism association.
Autistic Inclusive Meets is a not-for-profit organisation created by autistic people to enable families with autistic children, and autistic individuals to get out into the community and socialise in an accepting, inclusive environment with like-minded peers.
We provide support and advice to families and individuals, promote acceptance of autism through education of the general public, and protect autistic rights by campaigning against autistic mistreatment.
The Latest From AIM
Autistic Parents UK
Being an Autistic parent can raise unique challenges that historically have been poorly supported. Autistic Parents UK is an Autistic-led Charity (CIO) and is committed to supporting Autistic parents in a number of ways:
- online peer support groups (larger and smaller groups)
- monthly webinars and live Q&A sessions
- monthly book giveaways
- local peer support groups
- volunteer-led one to one peer support sessions
We are committed to working reflectively and flexibly to improve our support offering and have many plans for future development.
Our network is firmly based in the philosophies of peer to peer support and inclusion. We believe that autistic adults should have choice, the opportunity to make their own decisions, and be equipped with the tools to enable them to achieve their aspirations in life.
We believe there should be nothing about us without us, and encourage our associates to develop the skills needed to successfully self-advocate.
We have no preconceptions of our network associates as we understand that everyone is unique.
The Latest From Autistic UK
Autscape is a conference created primarily for autistic participants. It is also organised and run by autistic people. Autscape is a retreat from the demands of mainstream society and an escape to autistic-friendly space for a few days. This conference will perform many functions as a retreat, an educational conference, a social gathering, and an opportunity for advocacy and networking.
National Autistic Taskforce
The National Autistic Taskforce was established in January 2018 to give autistic adults a stronger voice in the decisions and directions of our own lives – especially those with highest support needs and, often, least autonomy.
We draw on deep knowledge of rights and obligations, already enshrined in law but not reliably respected in practice, to increase autonomy in autistic lives. We seek to ensure autistic voices are included alongside those of families, policy makers and professionals. We seek to draw on the collective knowledge and experience of autistic adults to inform and improve care and support, especially for autistic adults whose own voices are rarely heard.
The National Autistic Taskforce is an innovative autistic-run body that aims to improve the chances for autistic people to have control over their own lives. Our role is to challenge government and local communities to deliver the support, services and opportunities that autistic people are entitled to. We have a particular focus on issues which are of most relevance and importance to ‘The Other Half’: those autistic people who are less able to directly advocate on their own behalf.
In April 2019, we published An Independent Guide to Quality Care for Autistic People, the first independent and autistic-authored guide to what good quality care and support looks like, for autistic people of all ages and right across the autistic spectrum.
The Latest From National Autistic Taskforce
North East Autism Society (NEAS)
Empowering and supporting autistic children, young people, adults and their families for over 40 years.
‘Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodivergent people to fulfil their potential in life’