As we approach Autism Acceptance Week, our CEO John Phillipson reflects on how far the Society has come over the past 42 years, as well as how far we still have left to go… Read more
We recognise that the work we do wouldn’t be possible without our incredible team of dedicated employees. With opportunities within our care, education, employment and family support services, there’s a career for you at the North East Autism Society. Read more
We offer a wide range of autism-specific services across the North-east including: education, social and vocational training, family groups, employment support, residential care, supported living and short breaks services. Read more
Help us to continue making a positive difference to the lives of autistic individuals, and their families, across the region. Read more
Empowering and supporting autistic children, young people, adults and their families for over 40 years.
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.
Katie Moffat, 21, is part of a team supporting a young man to have as fulfilling and independent a life as possible in his own home in Bedlington. Read more
Mum Angela Maughan pays tribute to residential care staff at the North East Autism Society for the life-changing support they have given her and her son Kelvin. Read more
Supporting autistic individuals and their families to do their own thing is a source of pride for Jan Patterson, Area Manager for Family Support in North Tyne. Read more
Nicole Dowell followed in her mum into the North East Autism Society and now works as Programme Manager in Adult Day Services. Read more
Helping people get real-life experiences is the best thing about Grainger Simpson's job as Operations Manager for Adult Day Services. Read more