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The Autism Professionals Awards 2019

http://www.autismprofessionalsawards.org.uk/finalists.html Elaine Nicholson is a finalist in the National Autistic Society ‘The Autism Professionals Awards 2019’. Winners to be announced at a ceremony in Birmingham Town Hall on 7th March 2019. (Elaine did not win, but considered her nomination as an honour)

Alumnus of the Month

Elaine Nicholson was made ‘Alumnus of the Month’ by Leicester De Montfort University. https://www.dmu.ac.uk/alumni/blog/2018/mbe-dmu-alumna-is-honoured-to-receiving-alumnus-of-the-month.aspx

Jane Letts

A little overdue is this news, but we warmly welcome Jane Letts to our board of trustees. This is Jane’s bio: I grew up in Northamptonshire from an agricultural background.  I enjoyed helping out on the family farm which ranged from tractor driving to bookkeeping. Growing up I always felt a bit different to other children, and […]

What works when counselling autistic lives

Elaine Nicholson, Action for Asperger’s CEO took her ‘what works when counselling autistic lives‘ talk to the World Autism Congress in Houston, Texas, during this month.

Guardian Public Servant of the Year 2018 competition

laine Nicholson is a finalist of the Guardian Public Servant of the Year 2018 competition.  Elaine said of this nomination: “I am both humbled and honoured to have been nominated and shortlisted for this prestigious award…totally unexpected, but a wonderful surprise nonetheless”. The winner will be decided by a public vote. NB: Elaine did not win the public […]

Neil Bastow

We have a new trustee. Neil Bastow will replace Jo Minns. Jo is staying, but as a figurehead for ‘complaints’ only. Jo is about to embark upon a Master’s degree on top of full-time working, hence her decision to resign as trustee.  We wish her well. Meanwhile, we welcome Neil to the charity. This is what Neil […]

The Landmark Trust

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! www.landmarktrust.org.uk

Action for Asperger’s app

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 […]

Queen’s Birthday Honours

On 10th June, 2016, Founder of Action for Asperger’s, Elaine Nicholson, was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/oundle-woman-made-mbe-in-queen-s-honours-list-1-7425836 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: https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/taking-action-aspergers/ Check links for information.