The Autistic Adult Choir is a London based UK choir which was founded in 2015 by chairman Henry Tillman and choirmaster Jill Bradford. To their knowledge, it is the world’s first and only all adult ASD member choir. Jill says the choir brings together autistic people who love to sing, who have a great time and build their confidence, as well as building support within the community.
The Autistic Adult Choir seeks to develop the musical skills and creativity of adults on the autistic spectrum, and is open to every adult with their diagnosis who wishes to participate, regardless of prior musical knowledge. In providing a safe space which can foster the talents and skills of autistic adults, it seeks to mitigate the social exclusion and marginalisation which many autistic adults experience. The choir’s members say that the rehearsals and performances give them a good opportunity to meet other autistic people, help them become more confident and are fulfilling.