Resources for Autism provide practical services for children and adults with a diagnosis of autism and for those who love and care for them.

All our staff and volunteers are autism trained and our services are designed to be welcoming and accepting of users, whatever their level of need and support.

We are constantly developing new projects and are always happy to hear from anyone who would like a tailored provision from us.

Our services

Individual Care Packages
Parent & Sibling Groups
Music and Art Therapy
Behaviour Support
Holiday Play Schemes
Play and Youth Clubs
Reach Out Home Support
Adult Services

Where we work

We provide services in West Midlands and London. Click on the links below to read more detailed information.

Our trustees

Dr Hartley Booth OBE
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President of Resources for Autism. Barrister and Author. Did research on Autism. Initiated the first debate in Parliament on Autism in 1995. Helped Found Resources for Autism the following year. Held various public offices.
Kit Hunter Gordon
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Kit is the Managing Director and majority shareholder of The Summit Group, which he founded in 1985 and grew into a diversified financial group. He is also chairman of the venture capital fund, Seraphim Capital.
Prior to founding The Summit Group Kit worked for JP Morgan in the USA and UK and also for J Rothschild. He has an MA in Law and Natural Sciences from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Kit has been involved with Resources for Autism since its earliest days and has been Chair since February 2004. He is passionate about the difference that volunteers can make in the community and is particularly proud of the growth in volunteering in the organisation.
Edward Stourton
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Edward is a Radio Four presenter and the author of 7 books. After ten years as a television foreign correspondent – with postings for Channel Four News in Washington and the BBC in Paris, and including a stint as the Diplomatic Editor of ITN –
he worked as a BBC1 news presenter, and from 1999-2009 was one of the main presenters of the Today programme. He believes that “the best charities are the ones that meet needs no one else can”, and says “Resources for Autism does that more effectively than any other organisation I know”.
Brian Linden
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Brian Linden is a chartered accountant and founding partner of the private equity firm Cinven since 1985 where he remains a director. Following his time at Cinven, Brian founded and chairs the charity 2nd Chance which offers personalised
programmes young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their education and gain sustainable employment. Brian is also the chairman of Student Cribs, one of the leading student accommodation businesses for second and third year university students in the UK. Brian is particularly keen on making sure that adults with profound autism gain the support that they so badly need.
Raymond Esdaile
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Raymond is Resources for Autism’s treasurer and Company Secretary. He has been a board member since the organisation was formed and is a solicitor with extensive personal experience of Autism.
Ruth Rainbow
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Ruth is an LSE graduate with 15 years in the Recruitment industry, both in the UK & Australia. As a parent of an Autistic child she has direct experience of the diagnostic process, and how vital it is to engage with the necessary support networks to
ensure the best possible outcome for both the individual on the spectrum, and their family members. She is passionate about delivering a service that bridges the gap between medical and educational services, that is fully accessible to the broad and diverse communities we represent.

Our supporters

  • The Arsenal Foundation
  • Awards for All
  • Baily Thomas
  • Barbara Ward
  • Baron Davenport’s Charity
  • Bermondsey Square
  • Big Lottery
  • Boshier-Hinton Foundation
  • The Casey Trust
  • Children in Need
  • Childwick Trust
  • CHK Charities Limited
  • City Bridge Trust
  • Dentons UKMEA LLP
  • Discount Displays
  • The February Foundation
  • Forbes Charitable Foundation
  • Ford Britain Trust
  • Garfield Weston
  • The Goldsmiths’ Company
  • Gowling WLG
  • GreenHall Foundation
  • The Henry Smith Charity
  • Jack Petchey Foundation
  • John Lyon’s Charity
  • Laing Family Trusts – Beatrice Laing Trust
  • Merchant Taylors’ Company
  • The Leathersellers’ Company
  • Newcomen Collett Foundation
  • Patrick Trust
  • The Patrick Trust
  • The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Saintbury Trust
  • School Stage
  • Screwfix
  • Shanly Foundation
  • St. James’s Place
  • St. Olave’s
  • Variety Club
  • Waitrose
  • Warburtons
  • West London Synagogue
  • Worshipful Company of Gardeners