Ability B4 Disability


AB4D is an Essex wide service delivered by SUMMIT and BATIAS in partnership with Essex County Council (ECC).

AB4D is for adults with a Learning Disability and Autism, their families and carers.

The aim of this service is to provide a flexible platform where people can be empowered to have a voice in their local community, discuss issues that are important to them and work together to find solutions.

Adults with an experience of Learning Disability and Autism will be able to attend group meeting and events in their local area.


What can you expect?

  • Meet others and make new friends
  • Discuss any issues you may have and be supported to resolve your issues with peers
  • Learn new skills
  • Grow in confidence
  • Have your voice heard
  • Attend training events
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Work alongside professionals and ECC sharing your experiences, helping to build a better future for people with an experience of Learning Disability.

There will be no charge for attending these groups and events and all resources will be provided by AB4D.


To find out where AB4D meet in your area contact:

South Essex: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point and Rochford.

Call AB4D at BATIAS on 01375 389869.


West Essex: Epping, Harlow, Loughton, Saffron Walden and Uttlesford.

Mid Essex: Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon.

North East Essex: Colchester and Tendring.

Call AB4D at SUMMIT on 01255 429778.