THE National Autistic Society is thrilled to announce that the Autism Professional Awards are back this year.

We are looking for people and organisations in your area that make a difference to the lives of autistic people and their families.

We are looking for your stories so that we can increase public understanding of autism and inspire others to support autistic individuals.

Do you know a teaching assistant that has helped an autistic child to achieve something amazing?

Or perhaps you know of a business that has made adjustments for autistic employers?

Or even an inspirational social worker?

We want to recognise all the great work in your community - so get nominating!

For further details about how to make a nomination go online to

Carol Povey, National Autistic Society’s Centre for Autism director.