Our vision as a community is to change outcomes for our children and support them to thrive not just survive education.
ASATT is an essential group for children of colour or dual heritage and their families who require someone to listen, support, advise and advocate where necessary. Every child counts and every child must have an equal opportunity to thrive in life .
Together and with our lived experiences we have a strong understanding of the difficulties that arise around special educational needs, race, trauma and struggles within systems and aim to create opportunities to aid recovery, support and space to be seen and heard.
We are a small group of black and brown women in the Brighton area passionately committed to supporting local children and their parents with a focus on identity and wellbeing.
Through our lived experiences and training we are looking to raise awareness of special educational needs and hidden disabilities, ASC(Autism Spectrum Condition), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper activity Disorder) and well being within our various communities, improve early intervention and therefore more positive for outcomes for our young people and aim to inspire change. We respect different cultural needs and campaign for relevant services, resources and facilities by encouraging people from various backgrounds to communicate, share their perspectives and come together. We also aim to do this by listening to the experiences of individuals and groups who are unfairly discriminated against by structures within society.
· To provide a seat at the table
· To give a voice or safe space to the hidden and unheard
· To educate and learn from our diverse communities
· To empower young people, parents, foster carers and their children by supporting ways to forge developing their identity and or understanding of their SEND
· To encourage schools /organisations to be truly inclusive and anti-racist
· To break down cultural barriers, myths, stigma and taboo's around SEN
· Embrace and promote positive black identity/heritage