The Autism Ambassadors project is designed and delivered by people with Autism to help raise awareness of Autism.
The project delivers Autism Awareness training to professionals and organisations to assist in removing the barriers that prevent people with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders) from accessing social, education, leisure, employment and other local opportunities.
This is achieved primarily by the ambassadors delivering interactive presentations to local organisations, schools and services, explaining to them about Autism and how they can help. This is followed by a question and answer session, where the ambassadors and service providers can ask each other questions and work together to come up with solutions to potential issues. The project also provides consultation around local services and opportunities.
Through the project the ambassadors are supported to access the local transport service to get to the various locations to help improve their life skills (travel training).
The project’s main aim is to continue to increase Autism Awareness through the visits in the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and surrounding boroughs in which we work. During the visits the ambassadors get involved to improve their confidence and social and communication skills. Another aim is to recruit more ambassadors and volunteers.
To become an ambassador you need to have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and be aged 12 – 25. To become a volunteer please contact the office.