Supporting Adults with Asperger Syndrome or
High Functioning Autism

01273 234850
01273 234853
assert.bh@assertbh.org.uk

Welcome to Assert Brighton & Hove

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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, 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 and 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 and 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 wellbeing 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

  • Important Assert Service Update

    Published on: October 4, 2016

    At present Assert are unable to support any new service users. We apologise for the inconvenience but this is due to the overwhelming demand for our service that our staffing levels cannot meet. We aim to appoint a new member of staff in the spring

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  • Assert now has a twitter account

    Published on: August 18, 2016

    Assert now has a twitter account! Twitter is a free social networking micro-blogging service that allows registered members to broadcast short posts called tweets. Twitter members can broadcast tweets and follow other users' tweets by using multiple platforms and devices. Tweets and replies to tweets can be sent

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