About us

We are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands

Contact us

Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104

Supporter enquiries 0808 800 1050

The National Autistic Society