ACCT’s Mission is to provide support to autistic children in Sheffield, their families and others who care for them. In carrying out this mission will we ensure that the highest standards are maintained and that equal opportunities apply throughout the service.
ACCT was set up in 2006 by three parents, Deborah Woodhouse, Karen Nuttgens and Helen Basu-Chaudhuri to support children affected by Asperger’s and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ACCT was launched because there was a lack of help for families affected by the challenges faced by children and young people in the Sheffield area.
The Board of Trustees work with the staff to manage ACCT on a voluntary basis, and there are over 500 families who have become members.
ACCT also works to raise awareness of Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.
What is Asperger’s?
Asperger’s Syndrome is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder that falls within the Autistic Spectrum. Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome are usually of average or above average intelligence. The condition presents differently in each person but is characterised with difficulties with social interaction, social communication and flexibility of thinking or imagination. In addition, there may be sensory, motor and organisational difficulties.
For an easily accessible video that explains Autism/ Asperger’s take a look at this: