About us

Founded in 1962, we are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Our goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

We transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for many of the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members. Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and helping businesses, local authorities and government to provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for those on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

Contact us

Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104

Supporter enquiries 0808 800 1050


The National Autistic Society