The National Autistic Society (NAS) is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism. We were founded in 1962, by a group of parents who were passionate about ensuring a better future for their children. Today we have over 18,000 members, 80 branches and provide:
- information, advice, advocacy, training and support for individuals and their families
- information and training for health, education and other professionals working with people with autism and their families
- specialist residential, supported living, outreach and day services for adults
- specialist schools and education outreach services for children
- out-of-school services for children and young people
- employment training and support and social programmes for adults with autism.
A local charity with a national presence, we campaign and lobby for lasting positive change for those affected by autism in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Mark Lever, Chief Executive of the NAS, has announced proposals for a major new strategy for the organisation. You can read more about these proposals in the document in the ‘Related resources’ section, below.