Why Are We Here?
How did Autistic Nottingham start and what are our Aims, Values & Mission?
In The Beginning:
Autistic Nottingham became a registered charity in June 2019. In early 2020 our CEO Claire (Right) and COO Louisa (Left) took on a small 2 person office in Concord Business Centre.
The organisation had been running for years prior as a social group for Autistic adults but after hearing the same barriers and difficulties reoccurring for it’s members, a few decided to make the group a formally recognised charity.
As the first entirely Autistic led autism charity, Autistic Nottingham has been slowly expanding over the years and now provides social events and a social care provision for Autistic adults without intellectual disabilities, a group that (up until now) had never before been catered to.
A world where Autistic people can be a part of society like any other person
Where needs are met without the barriers of misconceptions or the injustices of discrimination.
Where Autistic people can fully participate and give back to society by utilising their strengths, and not being singled out for their weaknesses.
Our Mission Statement
Going beyond the misconceptions of Autism Spectrum Conditions through Advocacy, Support & Connect.
Our Charity Values
The foundations of everything we do as an organisation: