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Who we are
Founded in 1980 by a group of parents who came together to establish Thornhill Park School in Sunderland, the North East Autism Society grew out of a desire to provide a better standard of education for autistic children. Having remortgaged their homes to purchase the building, our founders were dedicated to helping autistic young people fulfil their potential - and that commitment remains at the heart of everything we do.
Find out more about the vital autism-specific services we provide for individuals and their families across the region.
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We love to celebrate the progress, achievements and development of the incredible children, young people and adults we support.
Read about the incredible supporters who have raised funds in aid of our lifeline services.
Our free downloadable resources are designed to help families navigate the day-to-day challenges of life.