The winners of the Autism Professional’s Awards, held for the second year in a row in Harrogate, were announced at a ceremony at the Royal Hall on Tuesday.
Leading the way in making a real difference to the lives of people with autism, nine winners received awards for their professional services to innovative autism practice.
Best-selling author Kathy Lette and comedian and blogger John Williams hosted the National Autistic Society (NAS) event, handing out awards decided by a panel of leading autism experts.
Director of the NAS Centre for Autism Carol Povey said: “The finalists highlight some of the groundbreaking work going on across the UK to improve the lives of people affected by autism.
“It is important that we share their achievements so that other individuals and organisations can follow in their footsteps and ensure we live in a world where people with autism can reach their full potential.
“With the right support people with autism can live the life they choose.”
The winners are: Newcastle College’s Autism Support Team; NAS Autism and Ageing Project; Midlands Psychology; Kingwood, with the Helen Hamlyn Centre; Scottish Autism, ‘The Tree and the Abbey’ production; Bozena Marczyk; Rita Jordan; Lincolnshire Pathfinder Social Communication Team.
Visit www.autism.org.uk/autismdirectory to find support networks in your area.