Life Skills Toolkit

Conversation Skills

Starting a Conversation

Taking Turns in a Conversation

Sensitive Topics

Staying on Topic

Ending a conversation


Communication Skills






Different Types of Relationships

Identifying a Genuine Friend

Healthy Friendships

Maintaining Friendships

Bullying and Mate Crime




Healthy Eating



Organisational Skills

Setting Goals

Decision Making

Time keeping and Punctuality


Independent Living Skills

House Hold Management


Managing Finances

Food Shopping

Using Public Transport

Staying Safe


What is Stress?

Tips to Avoid and Reduce Stress

What is Anxiety?

Types of Anxiety

Identifying Anxiety Triggers

Avoiding Isolation due to Anxiety

Coping Strategies for Stress and Anxiety


The following article containing suggestions for employers recruiting and working with autistic people is available on this site for interest and informational purposes only. ASSERT has not had any involvement in the actual writing of this article.

ASSERT would like to emphasise that each person is an individual and that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is never acceptable. We would also like to caution you that this article repeatedly uses the term ‘disorder’ in relation to Asperger’s Syndrome which could cause offence.

The Employer’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

  • World Autism Day

    Published on: March 29, 2018

    To celebrate World Autism Day we have found some links to some websites that we think our members might be interested in. These websites are not affiliated with Assert and we cannot control any of their changing content and do not necessarily support everything contained

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  • Assert AGM 2018

    Published on: March 1, 2018

    We would like to invite Assert members and service users to our AGM for 2018. The AGM will take place on Tuesday 17th April at 7.30pm at Community Base in the Conference Room. This will be an opportunity to have an up-date on Assert's services over the past 12 months,

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