Welcome to the Autism Ambassador Scheme

The Autism Ambassador Scheme for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight was launched in May 2015 in line with the Department of Health recommendations in the Think Autism strategy.

Welcome to 23 more Autism Ambassadors trained in Portsmouth on 7 November 2018

Welcome to a further 20 Autism Ambassadors trained in Fleet on 11 October 2018

Welcome a further 20 new Ambassadors trained in Winchester on 13 September 2018.

More Autism Ambassadors appointed on the Isle of Wight. We welcomed a further 37 new Ambassadors on 9 July 2018.

We've done it - we have now reached over 500 Autism Ambassadors! Congratulations to Karen Perham from Hampshire Constabulary who is our 500th Ambassador, appointed in June 2018.

Welcome to 22 newly appointed Ambassadors trained in Southampton on 18 June 2018.

Welcome to 25 newly appointed Ambassadors trained in Winchester on 25 May 2018.

Welcome to 8 newly appointed Ambassadors from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service trained on 30 April 2018.

Another 36 Autism Ambassadors appointed in Eastleigh in March 2018

A new year and a new group of 25 Autism Ambassadors recruited in Winchester in January 2018.

To complete our recruiting for the year we appointed another 26 Autism Ambassadors in Fleet in November 2017

Another 34 Ambassadors appointed in Southampton in October 2017

29 new Autism Ambassadors training in Portsmouth in September 2017

48 Autism Ambassadors complete their training on the Isle of Wight in September 2017

38 Autism Ambassadors complete their training in May 2017 bringing the total number of Autism Ambassadors to over 250.

24 new Autism Ambassadors complete their initial training
March 2017

30 new Ambassadors from Hampshire Constabulary
January 2017

Our schools Ambassadors hard at work at their training day in October 2016.

Ambassadors Marwell June 2016

Ambassadors Hedge End October 2015

Ambassadors Eastleigh May 2015

Ambassadors Isle of Wight June 2015
Some of our first Autism Ambassadors at the launch days in Eastleigh, Hedge End, Isle of Wight and Marwell.

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Over 600 Autism Ambassadors appointed by the end of 2018
The final 2018 training day has taken place. Our scheme is going from strength to strength with more training days being planned throughout 2019. Please email admin@ascambassador.org.uk for a booking form.

Autism Ambassador Training Days
If you would like to be added to the mailing list to get notified about future Autism Ambassador training days, please email admin@ascambassador.org.uk with your details. 

An Autism Ambassador in every GP Surgery?
We are offering a free Autism Ambassador one day training course for any member of GP surgery staff. We welcome any applications for our next general training days. Please email admin@ascambassador.org.uk for a booking form.

An Autism Ambassador in every school in Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth?
We now have over 120 Ambassadors in schools across the region. If you are involved in a school in our region and would like to be added to a mailing list for future training days, email admin@ascambassador.org.uk.

Autism Ambassador Conference

The 2018 Autism Ambassador conference was held on 26 June at
Hampshire County Council, Winchester. It was a great way for Ambassadors to meet and discuss the achievements and ideas for the future. We had two speakers presenting on diverse topics such and communication, recruitment and technology for people with autism. Read more here.

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The Autism Ambassador Scheme is a joint project between Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, Isle of Wight Council, Hampshire Autism Voice (the volunteer parent/carer/service-user group of the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board), Autism Hampshire and the South Hampshire Branch of the National Autistic Society

This site is maintained on behalf of the Autism Ambassador Scheme by the South Hampshire Branch of the National Autistic Society.

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