What we are
We are a limited charity trust predominately run by volunteers, many of whom have full time occupations also. We began in November 2008 with the aim of bringing information, help and support to people affected by Asperger syndrome in Hertfordshire. We are funded through the generous efforts of individuals, and grants provided by various funding organisations.
Very often we are asked for help and advice on many different subjects covering age, gender, life stage and partnerships. Our aim is to bring as much information as possible to people via our dedicated website. We also carry out research into the need, cost and logistics of undertaking various projects to provide practical support to people with Asperger syndrome. Where our research can identify a viable project, and funding can be successfully obtained, we will pursue that project and offer the services to local people.
We hope to build a strong feeling of community and care for our members to help them through different stages and challenges in their lives.
is the founder of Aspergers 4 Herts and is currently Chair Trustee of the charity. She has two grown up children, the oldest of which has Asperger syndrome. Feeling desperate for Asperger related support and information when her son was a child, but only finding organisations based in East Anglia and Essex, she set about establishing Aspergers 4 Herts. France has a background in project management within chirity, and has a passion to grow the trust into a broad and valuable resource for many.
Suzanne Meenan is also a founder Trustee of the charity. Being a friend and former colleague of France, she was keen to get involved and provide support; she has two young children, aged 12 and 8 and is actively involved with their schools as well as other community projects. Suzanne is a self-employed Medical Writer and assists with writing projects as well as lending business expertise.
joined Aspergers 4 Herts’ fundraising team in 2009, after seeing a local newspaper article about their work. He has two children, the youngest of which has Asperger syndrome, and after initial diagnosis Lee felt that there was very little support or information readily available, especially for those with older children. After working with the fundraising team he was then inaugurated as a Trustee towards the end of the same year. Lee has an engineering background, and works as a manager in the airline industry.