Creating a world where autistic people are respected, valued and empowered


Welcome to the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE)

ACE is a new international centre in Cambridge UK, that will open in 2024. This website describes what ACE is, its vision, fundraising progress, what you can expect when the doors open, and how you can help.

Autism research and autism support services in one place

ACE will be the first centre in the UK to bring together autism research and support services.


What is ACE?

 Building on more than 25 years of world-class research from the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, ACE will provide exemplary educational, health, social care and employment services for autistic people and their families. 

A revolution in autism research and services

“ACE will build on excellence in autism research to bring excellence to support services for autistic people, and their families.”

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen FBA and FMedSci

ACE Director

“This unique collaboration between researchers and clinicians will have an impact globally, in a way we’ve never seen before.”

Jools Holland OBE

Musician, presenter and ACE Ambassador

ACE researchers

About ACE

ACE will be the first centre in the UK to offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies and interventions, co-designed by and for autistic people, whatever their age, life stage or ability.

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