AfA’s AGM & Annual Conference on 8 February 2020 at The Kettering Park Hotel – the theme of this year’s conference is “The Misdiagnosed”. See ‘forthcoming events’.
Thank you for ‘clicking’ on our website. I hope that you will find much of what you read helpful, and, if so, please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you scroll further down this home page, you will find our information video. The video runs for approximately 37 minutes and has been specifically designed to be of assistance to the non-reader.
Despite our charity name indicating a preference for autism of the Asperger’s variant, we do in fact counsel all variants of autism, from lower-functioning to higher-functioning types.
All work that our charity undertakes is donation-led. We are an international (thanks to Skype/FT counselling) award-winning charity that has been operating since October 2008. Demand is high.
Elaine Nicholson, CEO/Counsellor, pictured above feeding the ‘worry eater’ with a young client.
We do not receive funding from the Government currently. Funding from client donations is essential to the provision of this service therefore. A donation that is in the region of £40-£65 per hour (lower to higher incomes & wef 1 April 2019) for our counselling service is kindly requested. Action for Asperger’s is charitable by choice; this does not equate to less.
Please note that out of respect for client confidentiality, no client testimonials can be found on this website. We do, however, perform client satisfaction audits in September/October each year.
Satisfaction audits for our year end September 2018, reported the following:
- The quality of service provided by Action for Asperger’s is seen as overwhelmingly positive: 85% of the clients who responded rating the service as “Excellent” and 12% rated the service as “Good”.
- The remaining 3% of respondents to this question rated the service as satisfactory. The main feedback given for this rating was that availability of sessions is limited – though they did go on to say that they understood that demand is high – something which is clearly shown by the counsellor statistics. AfA takes on board this feedback. Despite this feedback, all 100% of the respondents went on to say that they would recommend Action for Asperger’s.
Statistics for our year end September 2017, reported the following:
- Over 75% of respondents to the survey felt that their mental health had improved since becoming a client of AfA – either significantly, or slowly improving day-by-day. The comments for the 25% who had not felt an improvement reinforced that this was primarily due to them having been a client for less than 6 months, and that their mental health was still work in progress. One person commented: “I’ve been a client for under 6 months. There’s a lot to think about, and I’m still processing.”
- The quality of service provided by Action for Asperger’s is seen as overwhelmingly positive: 79% of the clients who responded rating the service as “Excellent” and the remaining 21% rating the service as “Good”. Additionally, all 100% of the respondents went on to say that they would recommend Action for Asperger’s.
Note that we are happy to receive enquiries from undiagnosed autists as well as enquiries from formally diagnosed autists.
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Elaine Nicholson, MBE
CEO & Counsellor
Email: [email protected]
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Action for Aspergers
All work that our charity undertakes is donation-led. We are an international award-winning charity that has been operating since October 2008