2017 Finalists

With hundreds of nominations it has been an incredibly tough decision for our judges, we have been overwhelmed with the amazing accounts of selflessness and determinations – with the heroic accounts and experiences.

Our panel have chosen the finalists for theAutism Hero Awards 2017, this was a very difficult decision with lots of nail biting, tears and debate. We wish that we could have select everyone, but as with all award ceremonies there can only be one winner in each category:

The Outstanding Achievement in Education 

Siarlot Hall

Aurora House Centre for Children

Leaways ARC

People’s Hero Award

Maria Cook

Richard Mylan

Charlie Matthews

Sibling of the Year

Macauley Elvin

April Butterworth

Luke Baker

Parent/Carer of the Year Award

Barbara Sporne

Amanda West

Sarah Phelps

Personal Achievement Award

Daniel Giles

Sam Storey

Sienna Castellon

The Lifetime Award

Uta Frith

Donna Love

Siarlot Hall

Leading Business Award

Team Karting

Mark Haynes

Berkeley Homes

The Outstanding Achievement in Sport

Austin Riley

Sandro Ballesteros


Top Journalism Award

Tania Tirraoro

Craig Goodall

Chris Bonnello

Online Social Network Award

Spectrum Club Northamptonshire

Gemious Ltd

Luis Vazquez

Healthcare Professional Award

Perry Anderson

Sally Glossop

Andrea James

Outstanding Community Award

Donna Swan

Siarlot Hall