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Who We Are

Following the coming together of Autism Sussex and Pepenbury, Aspens is united in offering over 100 years of experience and expertise in South East England, including Kent, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, West Sussex and London Borough of Bexley.

At Aspens, we provide support to children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities, complex needs and those on the autism spectrum. We help children to develop the skills they need to live independently as adults; and adults to realise their potential, fulfil their ambitions and achieve greater independence. Our highly trained staff provide a personalised service focused on individual needs and offer support and advice to empower families, carers and other professionals to confidently look after those who benefit from our services.

We help those we serve to be part of their local community and become contributing members of society however possible. Approximately 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability, and more than 700,000 have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. With increasing regulation and costs, the pressure on providers is immense. We exist to make sure the services that people require are there when needed. Aspens offers a wide range of services, delivering lifelong support to families across the South East.

Positive Behaviour Support

As a member of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), Aspens believes that to improve the quality of life, independence and autonomy of the people we support, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) must form the basis of our ethos and values.

Aspens has PBS Specialist Team and trained coaches who provide specific training, support and advice to staff. Our specialists also carry out 1:1 work with the individuals we support including functional, sensory and environmental assessments, as well as solutions and strategies to generate positive behaviour outcomes. Our specialists are all qualified to Masters or Degree level including in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism.