Welcome to the Autism Ambassador Scheme

The Autism Ambassador Scheme for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight was launched in May 2015 in line with the Department of Health recommendations in the Think Autism strategy.


To complete our recruiting for the year we appointed another 26 Autism Ambassadors in Fleet in November 2017


Another 34 Ambassadors appointed in Southampton in October 2017


29 new Autism Ambassadors training in Portsmouth in September 2017


48 Autism Ambassadors complete their training on the Isle of Wight in September 2017


38 Autism Ambassadors complete their training in May 2017 bringing the total number of Autism Ambassadors to over 250.


24 new Autism Ambassadors complete their initial training
March 2017


30 new Ambassadors from Hampshire Constabulary
January 2017


Our schools Ambassadors hard at work at their training day in October 2016.


Ambassadors Marwell June 2016

Ambassadors Hedge End October 2015

Ambassadors Eastleigh May 2015

Ambassadors Isle of Wight June 2015
Some of our first Autism Ambassadors at the launch days in Eastleigh, Hedge End, Isle of Wight and Marwell.

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Autism Ambassador Training Days
If you would like to be added to the mailing list to get notified about future Autism Ambassador training days, please email admin@ascambassador.org.uk with your details. 

Over 400 Autism Ambassadors now appointed across the region
As we come to the end of 2017, during which 7 training days were held across the region, we have now appointed over 400 Autism Ambassadors since the launch in May 2015. Our scheme is going from strength to strength.

An Autism Ambassador in every GP Surgery?
We are offering a free Autism Ambassador one day training course for any member of GP surgery staff. We welcome any applications for our next general training days. Please email admin@ascambassador.org.uk for a booking form.



An Autism Ambassador in every school in Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth?
We now have over 120 Ambassadors in schools across the region. If you are involved in a school in our region and would like to be added to a mailing list for future training days, email admin@ascambassador.org.uk.



Autism Ambassador Conference
The 2017 Autism Ambassador conference was held on 28th June at Hampshire County Council, Winchester. It was a great way for Ambassadors to meet and discuss the achievements and ideas for the future. We had four speakers presenting on diverse topics such and communication, recruitment and technology for people with autism. Read more here.



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The Autism Ambassador Scheme is a joint project between Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council,
Isle of Wight Council, Hampshire Autism Voice (the volunteer parent/carer/service-user group of the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board),
Autism Hampshire and the South Hampshire Branch of the National Autistic Society
This site is maintained on behalf of the Autism Ambassador Scheme by the South Hampshire Branch of the National Autistic Society.

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