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Ambitious about Autism

The national charity for children and young people with autism

We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School, The Rise School and Ambitious College we offer specialist education and support.

Our ambition is to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism.

Right from the Start toolkit

Do you think your child has autism or have they been recently diagnosed? 

If the answer is yes, you will have many questions about what to do next.  Ambitious about Autism’s Right from the Start toolkit is here to help. 

This practical toolkit contains a wealth of straightforward information in one place to guide parents and carers through their child’s journey in the early years. 

From the autism assessment process to the first day of school, this toolkit is packed with practical tips and checklists to support parents during the earliest years of their child’s life. It also provides signposts to sources of support or additional information. 

If you have a pre-school child, download the free toolkit now https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/

Who to contact

Telephone
020 8815 5444
E-mail
info@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk
Website
Ambitious about Autism

Where to go

Name
The Pears National Centre for Autism Education
Address
Woodside Avenue
London
Postcode
N10 3JA

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