Hello and welcome to Assert

Welcome to the website for Assert, the Angelman Syndrome Support Education & Research Trust. We are a UK based charity whose primary aims are:

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We help support families and carers of people with Angelman Syndrome. We also provide support to professionals who meet AS individuals, even though they may meet very few individuals with Angelman Syndrome in their professional career.

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We aim to educate and raise awareness of this rare neurological condition and the issues that surround it. As with many such conditions, Angelman Syndrome is not just about a simple diagnosis, but requires parents and carers to adapt as situations change and the individual grows older.

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Historically we have assisted many organisations and individuals in carrying out research into Angelman Syndrome and its many related areas. Much of this research has already provided great benefit to families and carers around the world. Today, we are founder members of the European Angelman Syndrome Alliance – a cross border research initiative that is allowing smaller groups to pool resources for the benefit of all.

See Our New Introductory Video …

News

See our new short film above for an insight into what somebody with Angelman Syndrome is like and how it effects the individuals and their family or carers on a daily basis.
More videos in this series to come soon.
Produced and directed by Molly Brown & Lottie Fox-Jones.

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Gareth Edwards, ASSERT patron

Gareth Edwards, patron of ASSERT and director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story explains why he is inspired by his niece Ella in this exclusive film kindly made for us by LucasFilm. We are all profoundly grateful for the support in helping raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome.

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Conference dates for 2018

The dates for 2018 have now been announced on the events page – save the date!

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Membership – find out more

Zoom in on the image of Dr Harry Angelman to see some familiar faces!

News from our Facebook page:

Our latest video is all about Epilepsy, please share with anyone who might find it useful!
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The response has been fantastic so far. If you haven't yet voted (over 18 UK only), then please do so. Anyone can share though. 😉

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We want to support up to 50 families with AAC. Vote for us and share. Maybe just maybe....#ihavesomethingtosay. ow.ly/oWrU30eid2q

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Have you seen part 1 of our communication film yet?
Can you spot any familiar faces?
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