NEWS! CEO Elaine was made an MBE for services to Education and Asperger’s Syndrome in the Queens Birthday Honours published 10 June 2016. Pictured here with His Royal Highness, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC, at a special investiture ceremony held in Buckingham Palace, London, November, 2016.
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.
We do not receive any funding from the Lottery or Government currently. Funding from client donations is essential to the provision of this service therefore. A donation that is in the region of £35-£50 per hour (lower to higher incomes) for our counselling service is kindly requested. Presently, ALL that is received in terms of income is used to enhance the service directly. 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, but if you would like a testimonial concerning the services we offer, our client representatives, James Read or Sonia Owen will be happy to help; click on the ‘client representatives’ page. In addition, I should point out that our clients say/have said some amazing things about us, but boasting is perhaps distasteful and not appropriate considering the nature of the work we do. However, that said, some anonymised comments about our service can be found in our e-magazine for 2014 (see e-magazine page).
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
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