Where did HACS begin?
Our Charity was founded in 1997 by a group of parents and carers in Hillingdon with an autistic family member. We started out as a support group in a local church hall. In 2001 we operated our first Playscheme for just 8 children.
In November 2009, thanks to Hillingdon Council, we secured our very own premises, the current HACS Resource Centre in Hayes. Our facilities include an administration suite, secure outdoor space, sensory room, conference/training room and two classrooms. This move proved to be a catalyst for expansion of the Charity. A base in the heart of the community significantly raised awareness of HACS and demand for our services amongst both families and professionals increased.
Over 20 years on, we are supporting over 1100 people and have developed a highly respected and professional reputation.
What makes HACS different?
…the challenges faced by Autistic people and their families. We have both professional and personal experience of living with Autism.
…people to overcome challenges and improve wellbeing. We work holistically to identify the education, social care, health and employment needs of people we support.
…to the people we support and respect what is important to them. We are here when they need us most.
We're Trusted to Deliver
…high quality services and provide value-for-money for the public purse. We have proven our impact on the autism community and will continue to strive for success.
We Create Opportunities
…for autistic people to reach their full potential. We break down barriers, celebrate diversity & focus on ability.
We are Passionate
…about autism and improving lives. We will always “go the extra mile” to make a difference. We take pride in our work and are committed to achieving positive outcomes for all of the people we support.
Become part of something amazing today.
There are lots of ways you can get involves with HACS and help us to change the lives of those living with Autism. We are incredibly grateful for the help we receive from such wonderful people. Everything you can do or give makes us that little bit better for the future.
Make a Donation
Support us with a one-off or monthly donation. You can choose how much or how little to donate - we're genuinely grateful for every penny we receive.
Volunteer to Help
We benefit greatly from the input of our volunteers by gaining new & valued perspectives through their work as well as the donation of their valuable time.
Fundraise for Us
Have you ever thought about setting yourself a personal challenge, like running a marathon, undertaking a sponsored swim or abseiling?