“ Being involved in and able to sponsor an award at the inaugural Autism Professional Awards was both an honour and a great pleasure. The professionals who work with youngsters and adults on the spectrum 24/7 are amazing- dedicated, caring and often under-valued... I hope we can help to make this event an annual highlight in our calendar.”

Axcis, 2017 Awards Sponsor

Thank you to our sponsors


Headline sponsor

AXCIS  Education

Axcis Education Recruitment is the foremost specialist supplier of quality special educational needs (SEN) staffing solutions in the UK. Our commitment to working with government and professional partners plus our duty of care, ensures that, despite wide-ranging changes in education, we can have a positive effect on the lives of the young people with SEND we ultimately support. We appreciate these young people are some of the most vulnerable in our education system and require inclusive nurture to allow them to achieve to the very best of their ability….read more


Axia ASD Ltd

Axia ASD Ltd is a Chester-based diagnostic service for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Difficulties and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, amongst both children and adults. Axia is founded and directed by Dr Linda Buchan, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a forty-year experience in the field of Autism and neurodiversity. ...read more


Pulse Community Healthcare

Pulse Community Healthcare provides specialist outcome focused support for both children and adults with a learning disability and/or autism diagnosis, who may present with behaviours of concern. Working in close partnership with commissioners, local authorities, local organisations, hospital teams, our clients and their families; providing bespoke healthcare services which are designed to meet the principles of the Transforming Care Agenda, offering tailored care for every individual we support.

Pulse Community Healthcare has a proven track record of supporting a wide range of long-term complex-care conditions and a reputation for delivering excellence across all aspects of case management.

Our vision is to increase personal choice and empower people with a learning disability and/or autism to live fulfilling and rewarding lives and be an active member of their own community. 



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...read more



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Room to Reward

‘Room to Reward’ is a registered charity, founded within the hotel industry, working to reward deserving charity workers and volunteers with complimentary hotel breaks.

Since forming in 2015, we have welcomed more than 125 hotels and over 95 charities into the scheme in locations all over the UK. To date, we have been delighted to donate over £60,000 worth of stays to deserving volunteers and staff.

Room to Reward was created to give a little something back to the people we call the ‘Hidden Heroes’ - the frontline employees and volunteers who are consistently going the extra mile and making a great personal sacrifice day after day. Find out more at www.roomtoreward.org.