National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. With the help of our members, supporters and volunteers we provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Founded in 1962 as the Autistic Children’s Aid Society of North London, it has around 18,000 members. The NAS is funded through UK government grants and voluntary contributions. In addition to a wide range of adult and children’s services for people with autism located across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the charity has an Autism Helpline open 5 days a week, a range of products for professionals working with autism.
Our NAS training and consultancy has many years’ experience delivering tailored, in-house training in autism to a variety of organisations, local authorities, social services, practitioners and professionals across the UK. We collaborate with universities and institutes of higher education on courses leading to recognised qualifications in autism spectrum conditions.
The NAS would provide the role of UK partner and would establish a team of consultants who would be able to offer research and consultation. We would also be able to deliver a range of training services to the employment and further education sector in the UK. We would evaluate the process and present and disseminate the results across the UK.
The team come from a diverse background. We have specialist teachers, psychologists, speech and language therapists as well as experts in policy and strategy and health and social care. Our team of trainers and consultants is led by Dr NikKi Daniels who has a Phd in autism.