The LEAT Advocacy Service is unique in that it provides advocacy in all its forms, specifically for people with Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
With fourteen years of providing specialist support to young people and adults with AS and ASD, we are highly skilled and experienced in understanding the difficulties that people with these conditions face with communication and social interaction. We are therefore in a prime position to represent their views and needs through advocacy in situations where they are not able to do so themselves.
What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:
- Express their views and concerns
- Access information and services
- Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
- Explore choices and options
A LEAT advocate is a person with specialist knowledge of Asperger Syndrome/Autistic Spectrum Disorders who provides advocacy support when you need it. An advocate may help you access information that you need, or go with you to meetings or interviews in a supportive role and, when needed, negotiate on your behalf. You may want your advocate to write letters on your behalf or speak for you in situations where you don’t feel able to speak for yourself.
Our advocates will spend time with you to get to know your views and wishes and how best to represent them.
We have successfully supported people in many areas including:
- Benefits Tribunals
- Employment Tribunals
- Job Centre Meetings
- ESA/PIP Reviews
- College & University
- Financial Difficulties
- Police and Probation Services
- Court appearances
If you are interested to hear more about how the LEAT Advocacy Service could help you, please contact Carol Hunt, Manager at email@example.com or by telephone on 0116 2541664