Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism, a lifelong developmental disability which affects one in 100 people in the UK.
The charity is driven by the belief that every child deserves an education that enables them to learn, thrive and achieve.
Based at the Pears National Centre for Autism Education, AaA is housed in the same building as the TreeHouse School (4-18y), judged as outstanding by Ofsted. The charity provides services, raises awareness and understanding, conducts policy work and campaigns for change.
Children and young people with autism continue to face enormous barriers due to a lack of understanding of their needs and a lack of specialist support and opportunities. For instance, fewer than one in four school leavers with autism access education or training beyond school, and nearly half of all children with autism are illegally excluded from school or denied a full-time education.
Ambitious about Autism is fighting to change this unjust and unacceptable situation.