Welcome to HACS

HACS is a local charity founded by parents of children on the autism spectrum


Rural Tea Room

HACS manage a Tea Rooms and will be delivering a ‘Stepping Stones to Life skills and Employment’ project for young people affected by autism spectrum and learning disabilities.

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We facilitate a wide range of training for parents, carers and professionals to increase knowledge and understanding of autism

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Family Support

The team offer information, advice, guidance and advocacy to parents, carers and professionals supporting individuals on the autism spectrum

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We deliver a range of leisure activities for children and young people aged between 3 – 25 on the autistic spectrum.

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HACS is local charity based in the London borough of Hillingdon for children and young people on the autism spectrum.  Through provision of high quality Family Support, Training and Recreation Services, the aim of the charity is to  minimise disability and maximise ability of individuals on the autism spectrum.  We strive to improve their quality of life through continued efforts to raise awareness of autism, campaigning for appropriate support at local and national level and by promoting inclusion in universal services.

Latest Events

  • EHC Plans & Appeals (Saturday)

    Saturday, July 4th, 2015 / 10am - 3pm

    Event Location: HACS

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  • HACS AUTISM SURGERY 10am-NOON (no evening surgery today)

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 / 10am - 12 noon / 6pm - 8pm

    Event Location: HACS Resource Centre

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Latest News

*NEW* Essential reading for parents/carers

February 23rd, 2015

Melinda Nettleton and John Friel, Trustees of HACS have published a new book entitled “Special Needs and Legal Entitlement, The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze”, aimed to help parents navigate the new legal system for SEN, under Read More

Autism in the News

February 23rd, 2015

John Harris of The Guardian and parent of a child on the autism spectrum speaks to Professor Simon Baron-Cohen on BBC Radio 4 as part of the “One to One” series – if you missed it listen again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052j0tr