Registered Charity Number  1179383


We are a group of parents and carers of children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum or with social communication difficulties.

If you are a parent/carer of someone with the above, whether you have received a diagnosis or not, you are very welcome to join our group.  

We are a very friendly, supportive group and hold regular meet ups for our members (details on our home page). We have a closed Facebook page where members can ask questions, share experiences and receive support from other members.   If you don't have a facebook account or you are not a parent/carer but are interested in following our group or being informed of events taking place you can follow us on Twitter @AutismSCrawley, or we also have a mailing list we can add you to by emailing your details to  We also run other social events during the year for our members including an annual meal, trip to Autism's Got Talent, karaoke evening, plus other events.  We also share events run by other relevant organisations that may be of interest to our members for themselves or their children.

Autism Support Crawley was formed in October 2007by Cathy Seiderer.  In 2012 a committee was formed to run the group which is currently chaired by Maria Cook.  The group has grown over the years and now has over 600 members.  

In 2013 Anna Kennedy OBE was so impressed with our group that she offered to become our Patron.  Then in 2015 we were very pleased to welcome Austin Hughes as our second Patron. 

In 2016 we were very proud to win the best support group category of Crawley Borough Councils first community awards.

We are also very proud to be involved in helping spread Autism awareness by helping advise doctors surgeries and other organisations on how to make their services more autism friendly

We have a small library of relevant fiction, non fiction and information books available to borrow at our group meetings at Broadfield.

We can provide our members with radar keys so they can access the disabled toilets.

Photo taken at Crawley Borough Council Community wards 2016

Quotes about ASC from some of our members