About the Autism Ambassador Scheme

What does it mean to be an Autism Ambassador?

The Autism Strategies of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight recognise the need to raise awareness of autism in our communities to improve outcomes for individuals with autism.

Raising awareness of autism will help people on the autistic spectrum to live as independently as possible in their local communities, access services they require in their lives, receive good customer care and increase opportunities for employment. The Ambassador Scheme will not only raise the profile of autism in the community but also produce a sustainable model where by the Ambassadors will:

  • act as a change agent, promoting Think Autism in their organisations and daily lives;
  • identify reasonable adjustments that can be made within an environment; and
  • signpost individuals to additional information on autism, professionals and resources.

Becoming an Autism Ambassador makes not only social but business sense too. 3 in 100 people are thought to be living with autism. Each person with autism that receives a service that meets their needs will be celebrated by them and their families. Everyone knows that the greatest recommendation a business can have is through word of mouth. For those living with autism, finding people that deliver great services or help them to be part of their community can often be difficult. Why not be the person that is held up to be celebrated?

We need the communities of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight to Think Autism!



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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