What we offer

Assert provides the following services

  • Advocating for the autistic community
  • Benefits advice and support
  • Monthly drop in for autistic adults
  • Monthly mutual support group for parents, partners and carers of autistic people
  • 3 social events and activities for autistic people each month
  • Coffee Club
  • Resource Library
  • Fortnightly Peer Discussion Group
  • Monthly Physical activities
  • Support for people with autism in accessing volunteering opportunities with other charities and community groups
  • Two Life Skills courses
  • Exploring Autism Course
  • One-to-one sessions on Resilience and Self Management
  • A monthly well-being walking group

Other services of Assert

Assert can provide information and advice to services and organisations that work with people with autism.

Assert can provide training to other professionals wanting to increase their knowledge of working with people with autism. Please get in touch for more information.

Assert can support other not-for-profit organisations wanting to recruit new volunteers by using our matching service and placing our members with your group as a volunteer.

Assert promotes, encourages and supports good practice in working with people with autism.

Assert also participates in campaigning and lobbying for Autism rights.

What we don’t do

We only accept self-referrals. 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).

We do not assess or diagnose autism and cannot speed up the NHS assessment process. We can pass on contact details for private diagnostic services some of our clients have used. However, we do not comment on or recommend them in a professional capacity.

We do not offer any outreach services, such as visiting people at home or in the community. All our appointments are either in-person at our offices in Community Base or online via Zoom.

If you need support with advocacy, housing, debt, or employment, please contact us for signposting information.

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