Autism Action UK (AAUK), was founded this year (2011) by Kevin Healey, Chairman & Founder of Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society (SAAS) and Autism Radio UK, The only Autism Radio station in the UK,
Autism Action UK is a National organisation non for profit organisation campaigning on a national level for people with Autism, they have committee members from all across the UK who in the not to near future will be launching campaigning on various topics, such as Benefit cuts, DLA, respite Diagnoses etc, future campaigns will highlight employment issues, and campaigns on bullying etc.
The official website to the new organisation can be found hearwww.autismactionuk.co.ukalso they have a facebook group also “AutismActionUK AAUK” also AAUK is on twitter @AutismActionUK.
Membership to the organisation is only £5 per year for anyone 18 and over, just in the last two weeks of its formation AutismActionUK Have over 1,200 members who have joined there facebook group.
Autism Action UK also fully support Gary Mckinnion Who is facing extradition to the USA, campaigners from AAUK have put in a urgent call to meet with David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Home secretary Theresa May, to Discuss Gary’s mental health, he has currently been assessed by four medical experts who deal with Autism and now the UK Government are calling for a 5th none expert.
Autism Action UK is managed by people on the Autistic Spectrum, parents, care workers etc, recently it’s time for change campaign, Kevin Healey took over 5000 signatures to 10 Downing street and there was no response from the UK Government the petition was ignored by the PM and it was passed over to Whitehall the DOP Department of health, Officials from Autism Action UK have said “it’s time for change and we want change, we will continue to campaign nationally until something gets done”.