Established by The National Autistic Society (NAS) and its affiliated local societies, with support from the Department of Health, Autism Accreditation has been the foundation upon which much of the successful expansion of quality services for people with autism has been built.

We work to improve the quality of provision for people with autism by:

  • providing a unified standard of excellence in both policy and practice
  • presenting a systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development
  • giving guidance and support to the services who use our programme so that they can meet the established criteria required for accredited status.

Autism Accreditation provides an autism-specific quality assurance programme for over 500 organisations throughout the UK and across the globe: clients include local authorities, NHS trusts, education authorities, local autism societies and private companies.

The Autism Accreditation award provides a quality seal and can give people peace of mind when choosing a service for a relative or friend.