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Ambitious About Autism

Ambitious About Autism (AAA) is a national charity for children and young people with autism. The charity is based at the Pears National Centre for Autism Education in North London, a new purpose-built building with many 'green' features. Ambitious About Autism works to improve services…

Annual Health Checks

Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case. An annual health check helps…

Apprenticeship Oyster Photocard

Are you enrolled on an apprenticeship and live in London? You can save 30% off adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets. You are eligible for this oyster photocard if you are: aged 18 or over; living in London; enrolled on an…

Autism Act

The Autism Act 2009 was the first ever disability-specific law in England. The Act relates only to adults with autism living in England. The Act did two key things. It put a duty on Government to: produce a strategy for adults with autism, this…

Autism Alert Card

An alert card and passport scheme aimed at improving how police interact with autistic people has been introduced across London. The cards will alert officers to the fact that the individual may have difficulty with communication and may exhibit unusual or unpredictable behaviour. In turn,…

Autism Exchange Work Placements, from Ambitious about Autism

The‘Autism Exchange’ programme was originally piloted with the Civil Service in 2015 and 2016, and later with Santander and Deutsche Bank (offering work placements for between 2-10 young people for a period of weeks/months).  It aims to get more young people with autism into the…

The Autism Project, CareTrade Charitable Trust

The Autism Project is a full time 2-year employment programme for young people on the autism spectrum who would like to work but need more confidence, support, skills, and experience. All students follow our supported internship curriculum for their first term and typically, students will…

Baked Bean DJs

Baked Bean DJs are a collective of DJs with learning disabilities. Their DJ Workshops are run by the Baked Bean Company, providers of performance-based services for people with learning disabilities. ReWired DJ Workshops are available to anyone with a learning disability who is inspired by the thought of playing to…

Baked Bean Education

Baked Bean Education offers a intensive educational support to children aged 5 to 19 with learning difficulties.  Services include: 1:1 academic and holistic support targeted intensive support for educationally and socially excluded young people Individual Learning Plans Fast tracking through GCSEs and Functional Skills Flexible,…

BEST - Business and Education Succeeding Together

BEST stands for Business and Education Succeeding Together and we are the Wandsworth Education Business Partnership (EBP). Many EBPs have disappeared in the last ten years, but BEST hasn’t – established in 1993 and still offering the same service (and more) to schools and employers…