PACT for Autism is a charity providing support for families and carers of individuals within the autism spectrum and similar conditions. We support people with or without a diagnosis. The charity was founded in 2012 by a group of parents who wanted to improve education, health and social care services, and provide families with opportunities to thrive within an inclusive society. Parents remain at the heart of the charity, and understand the isolation, responsibilities and additional pressures that can arise when caring for an autistic child / individual. We provide support and information to enable parents and carers to feel empowered to achieve the best outcomes for their family. We include autistic adults who are represented on the Board of Trustees.These insights and direct experiences help to shape the charity’s services, which include:

  • Telephone Helpline Support

  • Monthly Information & Support Meetings (with guest speakers from local and national services)

  • Inclusive Indoor Family Play & Information Sessions (children 0-11 years)

  • Talks & Training Service for both families & professionals

  • Annual Events to promote awareness, knowlege & strong working relationships (open to the public):

    • Autism Talks (by International Speakers) – This years’ event will be hosted at
      the Harlow Playhouse on Tuesday 24 th September 2019.

    • Information Marketplace Event; bringing together Partner Organisations to
      create an opportunity of a one stop event. Includes organisations from Health,
      Education, Social care and a wide spectrum of providers from Adult and
      Children’s services across Essex, Hertfordshire and beyond.

    • Our Charity Ball 

Our aim is to improve living, working, social and leisure opportunities for autistic people and their families, where they can feel included and valued for who they are

A short video showcase…

Being a parent of a child with a disability can be very isolating. At PACT for Autism, we pride ourselves on the wonderful friendships that we have formed over the years, giving us all the strength and belief to do the best we can for our children.


Here is a short video which showcases our services, and will give you an insight into who we are and how we support the community.