About us

Autism Initiatives Group is a national charity operating in the UK and Ireland.

Our autism specialist approach and understanding

Supported Living

Our specialist approach and understanding enables people of all ages to live full and active lives in thier own house or flat.

Community Hubs

Our dedicated staff teams have an autism specialist approach and understanding so they can provide a choice of worthwhile activities for people of all abilities in our community hubs and out in the community.

One Stop Shops

Sign posting, training, social groups, advice support and .... a welcoming place to drop in and have a coffee

Outreach Education

Using an autism specialist approach and understanding to individual children in mainstream school, Autism Initiatives Group delivers specific training for teaching staff and parents.

Outreach Support

Autism Initiatives Group works with individuals and families to provide the specialist approach and understanding needed in their homes and alongside them out in their community

Short Breaks Service

Using a specialist approach and understanding Autism Initiatives Group provides short breaks for autistic people of all ages.

Social Enterprisers

Autism Initiatives Group provides work experience for young adults to build confidence and gain skills for employment.  

Specialist Schools

The schools provide the unique autism specialist approach required for each individual child and young person.

Social Groups

People with shared interests meet and form social groups together to develop friendships and have fun!

     Our Fundraising Promise

  • We will commit to high standards
  • We will be clear, honest and open
  • We will be respectful
  • We will be fair and reasonable
  • We will be accountable and responsible

Autism Initiatives Group and all its subsidiary charities are voluntarily registered with The Fundraising Regulator and report on fundraising activities annually. The Regulator has published a Code of Fundraising Practice that relies on the key principles and behaviours of Legal, Open, Honest and Respectful fundraising work within all organisations.

Autism Initiatives is fully committed to all these principles and behaviours in order to maintain high ethical fundraising standards.

In addition:-

  • We don’t use any money that has been donated directly by the public to pay head office or head office salary costs.
  • 78% of income raised from the Walk for Autism fundraising campaign in 2024 will help to fund projects that support autistic people within Autism Initiatives Group.
    • 5% of the income for this campaign is taken in transaction charges from online donations
    • 9% is used to promote fundraising and awareness of the campaign
    • 8% covers the costs of postage, printing and T shirts
  • 100% of all other fundraising donations helps to fund projects that supports autistic people as Autism Initiatives cover these costs.