The National Autistic Society (NAS).
The NAS champions the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs. The NAS launched a "Make School Make Sense" campaign in May 2006 at the Houses of Parliament, with speakers including Jane Asher (who is also president of the charity and takes an active role in its running) and Joshua Muggleton, a speaker and writer on autistic spectrum disorders, disability, and education.
We champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.
The National Autistic Society is the UK's leading charity for people affected by autism/ asperger syndrome it wasfounded in 1962, by a small group of parents with a desire to ensure a better future for their children. Todate there are in the region of 17,000 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.
As local charity with a national presence, the NAS campaign and lobby for lasting positive change for people affected by autism. To visit the National Autistic Society Official website click here.