The National Autistic Society wants to find exceptional people, schools and services making a huge difference to autistic children and adults, and their families.

If your readers know anyone like this, please nominate them for our eighth annual Autism Professionals Awards.

It could be an inspirational teacher, a brilliant nurse or doctor, a forward thinking employer or someone who volunteers their time to support others.

We want to celebrate their achievements and share their stories, so we can promote innovative autism practice and inspire other people and organisations to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Find out more about autism and nominate by visiting:

Carol Povey, Director of the National Autistic Society’s Centre for Autism