It all started with a love of chocolate,

a need to help autistic people,

and a crazy idea.

Mona Founder of Harry Specters

Harry Specters was founded by Mona, and inspired by her autistic son, Ash.

The story started in 2011 when Mona and her family were on holiday in Scotland. Like most parents of autistic children, Mona, and her husband Shaz, constantly worried about Ash's future. Speaking to the parents of other autistic children, they knew this worry was shared.

Being a keen baker and a lover of all things chocolate, it was while Mona was browsing a chocolate shop in Scotland that inspiration struck, and she discovered a perfect way of combining her passion for creating positive change for autistic people, with her love for chocolate.

In every piece of Harry Specters chocolate is the promise that it has improved the life of an autistic person. You'll find the hustling and bustling chocolate factory in Cambridgeshire, where autistic people are involved in every aspect of the business – from making and packaging the products to administration, design and photography.

And who is Harry Specters? Well, that's a good question, and one you'd have to ask Ash, since he came up with the name.

Pictured: Mona and her son, Ash.

For every £1 spent at Harry Specters, 69p directly improves the lives of young autistic people and their families through paid employment, free work experience, and free training opportunities.

Please refer to our social impact page to see exactly how we've helped, and how we've created savings to the UK economy.