Advisory groups

The Autism Centre of Excellence at Cambridge is designed in consultation with autistic people and their families. One of the ways we achieve this is via our advisory groups.

A comprehensive survey of 400 autistic people and family members informed our key priorities. We also listen to and work with the autism community via our advisory groups, which are made up of autistic adults, parents/carers of autistic children and adults (including those with a learning disability or who can’t advocate for themselves), clinicians, educators, employers and researchers.

The advisory groups consist of:

  • Community Advisory Panel: autistic adults and parents/carers of autistic children, for broader consultation on various research and support services (emailed every 4-6 weeks depending on relevance of topic to the individual).
  • Scientific and clinical advisors: scientists and clinical, health and social care practitioners, who review our projects and ensure the principles  of the charity are upheld.

Getting involved

Applications to join our Community Advisory Panel are welcome. You may sign up by clicking here.

For more information please email:

Meet other team members

The Autism Centre of Excellence at Cambridge consists of a wide range of people, all of whom share its key vision – to enable autistic people to live life to the full. Find out more about ambassadors, trustees, advisors and the executive team. 

About Us

The Autism Centre of Excellence at Cambridge (ACE) is a science-led campaigning charity working closely with Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre. Our aim is to improve access to high quality support and remove barriers and stigma for autistic people.

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