January 2018

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Thank you The Landmark Trust for giving our charity this beautiful house – Cavendish Hall – for five days gratis so that some of our adult Asperger’s syndrome clients can have a holiday. Roll on springtime!

March 2017


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July 2016

We are now pleased to offer FREE apps for you to download. One is the Action for Asperger’s app that includes our news feeds, while the other is our GROUNDING app. The grounding app is particularly useful when an individual is anxious and/or about to go into ‘fight and flight’ mode. The app suggests some useful strategies for calming and prevention of meltdown.

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June 2016

On 10th June, 2016, Founder of Action for Asperger’s, Elaine Nicholson, was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours:

Elaine Nicholson, CEO/Founder/Counsellor on 9th June 2016, was awarded from the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Cameron, a ‘Point of Light’ award:

Check links for information.

May 2016

At a prestigious awards ceremony in Mayfair, London, we were awarded, for the second year running, this marvellous award. We are extremely thankful to the organisers of the Engagement and Loyalty Awards for making this possible. This was awarded for our work that is to do with reaching out to hard-to-reach clients using technology.


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February 2016

Halifax Giving Extra Awards Winner, Elaine Nicholson, nominated by Sonia Owen.

Halifax Giving Extra Awards

March 2015

Elaine Nicholson appearance in Channel Five – ‘My Violent Child’ – (Tearing us apart episode).

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  MHPF WINNER of the personalised care and support in mental health award, judged by TLAP, and awarded to Elaine Nicholson, who received the award on the behalf of Action for Asperger’s, at The Oval, London, on 22nd April, 2015.  The award was in recognition of the impact of personalisation in transforming an individual’s support and was awarded to AfA for our work in providing a bespoke 24-hour accessible support to people with, and those affected by autism.


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At a grand ceremony in The Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London on 30 April 2015, Action for Asperger’s won the Award for the best engagement project in the not-for-profit sector for our use of technology in the therapeutic setting; transforming lives affected by autism. 

After years of behind-the-scenes working, we are delighted to have our work recognised this way, and hope that such recognition will encourage potential funders to come forward to help us to take our award-winning work upwards and onwards.  




AfA is also Charity of the Year 2015/16 for BNI Synergy, Peterborough. We are proud and pleased to have been nominated by this BNI chapter.

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In December 2014 we received the great news that we had been selected by The Yorkshire Building Society to receive £10,000 to develop our service further. This was marvellous news, and with this income we will be buying diagnostic equipment and a specialist sensory trolley that will be used in conjunction with our counselling work.
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Other news:-

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19 July, 2013: Elaine Nicholson, CEO, ‘Highly Commended for Disability Awareness (Alumni of the Year) 2013’ from Leicester DeMontfort University.

Above: Elaine pictured with DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard

30th April, 2012: at the Pride in Peterborough Awards, Elaine won Carer/Health Professional of the Year Award 2012

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Elaine pictured with Antony Cotton, receiving her award at The Pride in Peterborough Awards evening sponsored by the Evening Telegraph and Costa. Beautiful glass trophy and certificate for this category sponsored by Coloplast.