Autism Hampshire have been involved in The Autism Ambassador Scheme for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight since its launch in May 2015. Autism Hampshire have supported this scheme in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Autism Voice, assigning trainers to co-present the sessions and provide advice regarding the content.
We now have great pride in announcing that in January 2020 the Autism Ambassador scheme was shortlisted alongside two others, Act for Autism (the winners) and True Colours, for the National Autistic Society’s prestigious Autism Professionals Award in the Most Creative Community Project.
These annual awards recognise the positive contribution that people, services and schools are making to the lives of autistic people and their families.
Although this amazing scheme did not win the award, Autism Hampshire are proud of their association with this scheme and that getting to the final was a huge achievement.
“All the finalists should be commended for impressing the judges and standing out among so many excellent nominations” Carol Povey, Director of the National Autistic Society’s Centre for Autism
This scheme has brought autism and the impact it can have on lives to the forefront of so many different environments, from doctors’ surgeries to libraries and legal services. There are currently 840 Autism Ambassadors across these environments helping to make a difference.