More about Express
Based in Kingston upon Thames, Express CIC is a non-profit community interest company founded in September 2012 to help support autistic young people and to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance in the community. Express is a true force for community cohesion - reducing the risk of isolation and vulnerability among autistic children, young people and their families through personalised support, group networking and events which bring the community together.
Express is a user-led organisation, self-referrals are welcomed and our support services have an open-door policy. Express reach over 1000 families, providing information, parent support groups, therapeutic groups, counselling services for parent/carers and a specific specialist counselling service for autistic young adults. Express also work with local universities and colleges to provide placements for dramatherapy, psychology and counselling students.
Express has now grown significantly to be the ‘go to’ place for families across the community. The long-term vision is to create a social environment where autistic young people and their families feel welcomed and secure; a place where young people can gain valuable social skills and work experience. A place for everyone.
In January 2023, Annette and Tracey were very honoured to receive the British Citizen Award (BCA) at The Palace of Westminster.