AEA exists to ensure that everyone with Asperger syndrome and related conditions is provided with the support they want and need to work toward independence. More details about the charity, how we can help you and you help us can be found under the menu options at the top of the page.

about AEA

Asperger East Anglia is a registered charity ( Charity number: 1074699) that was originally set up in 1998 by families affected by Asperger syndrome lead by Marcella Olive (MBE) our Founder and Life President.

Our aim is to provide a range of support services for children, young people, and adults with Asperger syndrome (AS) and their families, whilst also increasing awareness and understanding of AS in the community. We offer personal, friendly support and assistance for everyone with or suspected of having Asperger syndrome in the Norfolk and Suffolk area of the UK.

Asperger Community Developments LTD is the trading arm of Asperger East Anglia.
Objectives and activities
Objects of the Charity

The Charity exists to relieve the stress experienced by children, young people and adults (in the East Anglia Region) diagnosed with or suspected to have Asperger syndrome, by the provision of support and assistance to such persons, their families and their carers.


Asperger East Anglia will develop its structures and systems to ensure long term sustainability and a quality service to meet the needs of people with Asperger syndrome.

Mission Statement

Asperger East Anglia will provide services to meet the needs of people with Asperger syndrome, will work with partners and will raise public awareness of the needs of people with Asperger syndrome.

contact details

Our Drop In Centre, based at the Charing Cross Centre 17-19 St John Maddermarket NR2 1DN is located at the back of our shop and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am  to 4.00pm for people who wish to speak to a member of staff. During days that the office in closed please leave a message on the main helpline number 01603 620500 stating your name and contact details and a member of staff will call you back. Alternatively please email: and request a call.

Asperger East Anglia
Charing Cross Centre
17/19 St John Maddermarket

Tel: 01603 620500

Or you can contact us at our shop and workshops in Beccles.

Asperger East Anglia
Ia Market Street
NR34 9AQ

Tel: 01502 471061

01603 620500