Autism Centre

The Autism Centre was founded in 2017.

We work with many students who have an interest in autism. Our founder, who completed the MAPP Programme at Bucks New University  Рis currently undertaking a PhD at Sheffield Hallam University Autism Centre Рstudying courage through an autistic lens. He is also a member of the Doncaster Autism Partnership Board, a consultant for the National Autistic Society, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University within the field of autism.

The Autism Centre runs a NICE Kitemark Award initiative. The acronym “NICE” stands for Neurodiversity Inclusivity Confident Employer and the Centre’s lead objective is to help make workplaces more inclusive for people with neurodivergent profiles that are often “hidden” or masked, such as autism, ADHD, dyspraxia and dyslexia, and not taken into consideration when developing workplace cultures and norms.

The Award is open to applications throughout the year. If you or your organisation is interested in learning more, please contact: training@ppnetwork.org 

The Centre also runs the following professional qualifications:

To learn more about these courses, or submit an application, please contact: training@ppnetwork.org

The Centre is also active in research and is currently researching (or has researched) the following topics in collaboration with UK national stakeholders and/or Sheffield Hallam University:

In 2022, the Centre issued its first round of Autism Scholarships for Positive Psychology Practitioner graduates embarking on research on Autism and Positive Psychology.