SAAS was set up and founded By Kevin Healey Stoke on Trent’s Citizen of the year, Kevin was approached by a large number of ASD adults because they felt that there were lack of services and no support in the area.

SAAS was founded in May 2007 so far it has over 170 members who have ASD and are adults


The Lottery and Newcastle Borough Council through funding, give it sum fund, awards for all, SCF, Richmond care group, comic sport relief, You can find more details about SAAS and our recent activities on our conference page.

Our mission statement

We aim to provide support to people with Autism and Asperger

We arrange activities and outings for adults with ASD including

  • A Social group
  • Activity Days and Outings
  • Social meetings
  • Training
  • Autism talks
  • confrences
  • workshops
  • charity events
  • charity balls/ fundraising events
  • A new Advacocy Project Wil Be starting in 2010
  • helpline
  • newsletters
  • membership
  • SAAS Have a management advisory board, trustees, and a sub commette
  • volunteering opportunitys
  • Yearly Christmas party

SAAS are currently working on having a cyber cafe which will consist of a coffee bar, snacks, meals, this will also be open to the public, staff will be employed at the centre and also people with ASD, they will gain life skills, Independent living skills, OCN’s & NVQ’s we will also deliver training, and much more we hope to have this centre up and running by 2010