S.A.F.E. Essex (Supporting Asperger Families In Essex)
Who we are
SAFE is a charity that provides support for groups for individuals and families affected by Aspergers Syndrome in Essex. SAFE works to: Raise Awareness of Aspergers Syndrome. Provide Support for individuals and families living with Aspergers Syndrome. Share information in order to raise the quality of care and understanding within our communities. Develop Services for people and families affected by Aspergers Syndrome. Since we were formed in 1997 hundreds of people have made contact with us and many find that talking to others with Aspergers Syndrome (AS) and their families, sharing experiences and feelings, helps them cope. SAFE offers a valuable opportunity to exchange information on practical topics such as how to claim benefits, how to obtain statements of special educational need, how to access support, how to get into the job market, how to get help developing social skills and planning for the future. We work with employment, education, health, mental health and social care departments to improve and develop services for people with Aspergers syndrome and their families.