What is Autism?
Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to and communicates with others.
It is a hidden condition which means that you can’t tell if someone is autistic from their outward appearance. Autistic people 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.
What we do
Assert supports autisic adults 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.
What we don’t do
We only accept self-referrals. Contact us to be added to our waiting list. You will be contacted in due course to be invited for a registration meeting with our Autism Support Advisor.
We are not a mental health service and do not provide therapy. In such circumstances, we encourage people to speak with their GP to access other services (e.g. Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service, social prescribers, Assessment & Treatment Services).