Ability B4 Disability

AB4D is a project funded by Essex County Council and delivered by SUMMIT and BATIAS across Essex. This project provides a platform for people with Learning Disabilities and or Autism and their families to ensure their voice and views are heard through participation, co-production and collaboration.

What is Ability B4 Disability

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

AB4D is designed in collaboration with adults with a Learning Disability and Autism, their families and carers.

AB4D facilitates groups and events across the county of Essex for adults with an experience of learning disability, providing a platform where individuals can socialise and meet new people, learn new skills, share their experience of their local community, speak up about local issues and find innovative ways of solving them together.

Collaboration in Action Forum


Meetings and events take place across Essex, reaching out to areas that have historically been under represented. To find out where AB4D meet in your area contact:

South Essex: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford.
Call AB4D at BATIAS on 01375 389869.

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

Mid Essex: Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon.

North East Essex: Colchester, Tendring.
Call AB4D at SUMMIT on 01255 429778.