Having attending 10 Downing street, and Parliament recently I reflect upon how the government and larger national Charity’s get core funding and government funding, where Charity’s like SAAS who help and support hundreds of adults in the area get no core funding from central government or from the statutory sector like social services or the primary care trust SAAS board members make the lives of autistic adults bearable in this neuro typical world, without SAAS people on the spectrum would feel very isolated and ignored from society in general, also they would be at high levels of risk of mental health etc, with the support network of stafforsdhire adults autistic society members can gain life skills to enable them to live independent lives, social skills, confidence building to improve there self esteem, without SAAS the area of staffordshire would be in a chronic situation for people with autism there is no direct support from the local statutory sector or either from larger national autism Charity’s.

SAAS is one of the largest *Autism Charity’s now in the UK for adults on the spectrum some of the service users are on the trustee board which is about 80 percent, and 20 percent made up of neuro typicals SAAS support adults in many ways including social activities and outings which many people take for granted wether this is a trip out to the theatre or going just for something to eat,
SAAS long term goal it to have a *Autism cafe where people on the spectrum can work there, gain social skills and independence and to be apart of today’s society, to make new friends and to further there carer opportunities.

Maybe one day larger organsitions will work very closely with smaller charitys who work at grassroots level.