Assert supports adults in Brighton and Hove with Asperger syndrome or High Functioning Autism
Asperger syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA) are forms of Autism which is a lifelong condition that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to and communicates with others.
AS and HFA are hidden conditions which means that you can’t tell that someone has them from their outward appearance. People with AS or HFA often have above average intelligence and the condition is known as a ‘spectrum condition’ as it affects people in different ways and to varying degrees.
Many individuals with the condition reach adulthood without a diagnosis or their needs being met as AS or HFA do not fit neatly into any category of Statutory Service Provision.
Assert aims to:
Support adults with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism and their parents, partners or carers by providing advice, information, resources, education, social inclusion, volunteering opportunities and support to improve well-being and reduce isolation.
We also seek to raise awareness of the condition, including the many positive aspects.
Assert is a member- led organisation; both individuals and organisations can become members of Assert and support the work that we undertake.
Registered charity number 1099257