Assert Exploring Autism Course

This 7-week course is to support adults who have been newly diagnosed with High Functioning Autism to come to terms with and understand their diagnosis. 

Group participants will be encouraged and supported in their self-discovery journey and will increase awareness of their unique ‘lived experience’ of autism and gain strategies for coping with the particular stressors of living with autism. 

The course aims to provide group participants with an accurate understanding of autism and develop stress management skills to cope with everyday life and use local resources.  

Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with other autistic adults in guided discussions.

For more detailed information on sessions in this course please download our information leaflet. If you have any questions, please email

“The course had space even for laughter and humour moments.

– Anonymous

“Greatly enjoyable and insightful.

– Anonymous

“The course had a lot of useful information.

– Anonymous

“Julia is an incredible tutor and I sincerely hope she can continue to help support me in my life. She’s kind, funny and always explains things in a way I can understand.”

– Anonymous

“A safe space to be myself and how to attempt to manage my energy levels.

– Anonymous

“I have absolutely no doubt that Julia has been just as important as my medication in getting me through my autism diagnosis and the feelings that it had left me with. I found Julia and Assert at just the right time in my life. It’s hard to put into words the positive impact that Julia has had on my life.I can’t believe that my life and my self-esteem and happiness have changed so much in just a few short weeks!

Thank you, Julia!”

– L.E.

“Julia has been really good at listening to me, and getting a balance between sharing her knowledge on the subject while ensuring I feel like an expert in my own experience. Julia always comes across as genuinely curious and interested in my experiences and perspectives, which is refreshing and I always come away from the 121 sessions feeling heard and hopeful. I really value being given the time during these 121s to do this self-exploration and I feel very privileged to have been able to access this. Thank you.”

– L.H.