Autism Acreditation

Autism Awareness wallHythehill was awarded an Autism Accreditation Award from the National Autistic Society in 2012.

Achieving Accreditation

Autism Accreditation is a process which enables a service to provide:

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


A service that meets the Autism Accreditation Standards is able to demonstrate that:

  • It is committed to providing effective support which is person-centred and rooted in an appreciation of current knowledge and understanding of autism.
  • It seeks to understand each person who has an ASD diagnosis as an individual, whose autism is an integral part of who they are and who have their own unique qualities, abilities, interests, preferences and challenges.
  • It enables each person with autism to carry out meaningful tasks and activities by employing a range of autism specific and personalised approaches and methods.
  • It demonstrates that people who have autism are supported to achieve outcomes that have a positive and significant impact on their lives.

This evidence is evaluated using autism-specific criteria, which are applied to each area of the organisation reviewed. The review process occurs every three years with interim visits and observations from the NAS Autism Accreditation advisor.

Further information regarding Autism Accreditation can be found by clicking on the following link.

NAS website

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