What we do
SCF grants give opportunities to young people with autism that enhance their education and mental health, improving life chances and choices.
With the right support at the right time young people with autism can do well, make friends, achieve and enjoy school.
"It is not the building which matters, it’s the attitude and atmosphere inside it."
"Teachers can make it good to learn and make you feel self-confidence from understanding subjects."Young people with autism
However, for many autistic young people, school can be a challenging place. Fewer than half of children and young people on the autism spectrum say they are happy at school.
"The school shattered my confidence – they had no understanding... they were unable to provide reasonable adjustments."Young person with autism
Projects funded by SCF help autistic young people have a more positive, effective experience of school.