Supports for Learning Disabilities | Autism - Helping Charities | Resources

The National Autistic Society (NAS)    Email :

The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. The National Autistic Society provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Help and advice From the Autism Helpline to our more specialist offerings, we are the outstanding source for advice and information. When you ring us, you’ll be assured of friendly,….. Read More

United Response    Email :

United Response is a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to take control of their lives. Person centred support The support we provide depends on what you need and want. We can provide 24-hour care and support, seven days a week, for people with complex needs. We can provide support to help….. Read More

Ambitious about Autism    Email :

Our ambition is to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism. And we won’t give up until we do. Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and influence policy. Through TreeHouse School, a non maintained special school, we provide specialist education and….. Read More

Choice Forum    Email :

Since 2000, the Choice Forum has been been the place to discuss issues affecting the lives of people with learning disabilities in the UK. Everyone who wants people with learning disabilities to have a better life is very welcome. Members include people with learning disabilities, parents, friends, relatives, people working in the field, national and local policy makers, service providers….. Read More


We are Dimensions. We provide person-centred support packages for people with learning disabilities and autism. From a few hours each week, to intensive support for people with challenging behaviour, complex needs and profound and multiple learning disabilities, we involve the people we support and their families in all levels of their support plan. Everything we do is personalised to the individual….. Read More

Easy News magazine

Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities. Easy News uses simplified text and useful pictures to provide people with learning disabilities with easy to understand, politically neutral summaries of key news stories and events. Why make the news accessible? Easy News aims to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers….. Read More

Housing and Support Alliance (H&SA)    Email :

Life begins at home is a guide and training resource about housing for families and children with autism/learning disabilities who display challenging behaviour. Funded by NHS England. To download the guides and view the videos follow this link. Our Top 10 links 1. Renting from a council or housing association 2. Renting accommodation to relatives 3. Housing Benefit – tenancy….. Read More

Options Supported Holidays    Email :

Options Holidays is a not-for-profit organisation running escorted traditional-style holidays for adults with learning disabilities. We run holidays throughout the year, in the UK, the Mediterranean and far-away places. All our holidays are different, aiming to meet our clients’ desires – sight seeing, relaxing by the pool or beach, evening entertainment, learning about the local area and cultures, theatre outings,….. Read More

People First    Email :

People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties. The organisation aims to speak up and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties. We also aim to support self-advocacy groups across the country in their work. People First (Self Advocacy) is a national self-advocacy organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties. Our….. Read More

Quarriers (Scotland)    Email :

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives. Quarriers is a Scottish charity dedicated to helping children, families and adults overcome adversity. We have a long track….. Read More

Symbolworld    Email :

Symbolworld is a free and accessible news and information website for people with learning difficulties. It uses symbols, easy read formats and is also switch accessible and accepts stories from volunteers and people with learning disabilities. SymbolWorld is a website created by Widgit Software specifically for symbol users. It has material for all ages and includes news, personal contributions, stories and….. Read More

Artburst    Email :

Artburst is an award winning social enterprise providing creative educational workshops that improve and empower the lives of young people and their families, through creative and performing arts. Our activities are process-led and always integrate drama, art, music and movement. The objective is to improve oracy and literacy skills, develop confidence and encourage a passion for children’s literature. We run….. Read More

Assistance Dogs UK

Recognised assistance dogs are dogs that have been trained by accredited member organisations of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF). Over 7,000 disabled people in the UK rely on an assistance dog to help with practical tasks, in addition to the emotional benefits and greater independence that such dogs bring. Who we are Assistance Dogs….. Read More

Association for Real Change

Association for Real Change is a leading umbrella body representing service providers in the learning disability sector.

Association of National Specialist Colleges

Natspec is the membership association for Specialist Colleges. Have colleges that give young people with a learning difficulty or disability the chance to become more independent and to learn in an exciting environment with personal support.

AuKids    Email :

AuKids is a quarterly print magazine providing information, encouragement and support for parents of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Innovative, uplifting, and fun, we also aim to educate society at large that autism should be seen as a difference rather than a disability. We are a not for profit social enterprise.

Autistic UK    Email :

Autistic UK is an Autistic People’s Organisation. The first national campaigning organisation in the UK run by autistic people. It aims to advance the interests of all autistic people and those with “related conditions”. It aims to promote and protect the civil and human rights of the autistic population and to campaign for the enforcement of the legislation which guarantees our….. Read More

Bag Books    Email :

Bag Books is the only organisation in the world publishing multi-sensory books specifically for people with learning disabilities. Each year Bag Books reach around 19,000 children and adults throughout the UK with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD) or severely affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Bag Books provides multi-sensory books and storytelling for people with severe or profound….. Read More


British Dyslexia Association- National organisation for dyslexia.

British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC)

BIBIC is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, aspergers, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury, and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (bild)

Committed to improving the lifestyles of people with learning disabilities.


Carousel works to promote the active involvement of people with a learning disability in the arts, teaching new artistic skills and developing existing talents. Carousel’s art provision is recognised nationally and internationally for its high quality and unique approach.


Founded in 2001, Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions, through research, information and direct, on-going support. Living with neurological conditions can make life very hard, not just for the child, but for their family too. At Cerebra, with the help of our supporters, we aim to make it easier…… Read More

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action aim to remove the barriers facing those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties by providing help and support.

Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland is the national voluntary organisation representing the needs and interests of dyslexic people in Scotland. Dyslexia Scotland mission is to enable and encourage dyslexic people, regardless of age and abilities, to reach their potential in education, employment and life.


FitzRoy is a national charity that helps people with learning disabilities to live more independently. We provide support to people in their home and out in the community, helping them to make their own choices and encouraging them to succeed.We understand that no two people are the same so we have a selection of services to choose from, all tailored….. Read More

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families.

Frontline Partnership

Frontline enables and supports people with a learning disability and high support needs to live full and productive lives through their active inclusion, participation and contribution within the Brentwood community and farther afield.

Home Farm Trust

The Home Farm Trust Ltd is a charity and leader in the field of long term support and care for people with learning disabilities.

Kith & Kids

Kith & Kids provides activities, opportunities, information and support for people with a learning disability or autism, their parents and siblings.

LDA Learning

LDA Learning specialise in providing resources for children with additional needs. These resources are used by teachers and parents to help children with learning difficulties achieve more.

Learning Disabilities

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Learning Disability Wales    Email :

Learning Disability Wales is a national charity representing the learning disability sector in Wales. Everything that we do focuses on creating a Wales that values and includes every child, young person and adult with a learning disability. What we do We work with people with a learning disability, government and the voluntary sector to create a better Wales for people….. Read More

MacIntyre Charity

MacIntyre is a national charity that provides learning, support and care for more than 700 children and adults with learning disabilities, at more than 120 MacIntyre services across the UK.

Mencap    Email :

Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything Mencap do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers. We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Our work includes: • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live….. Read More

Mind the Gap    Email :

Working in partnership with learning-disabled artists to create exciting, surprising and challenging experiences for regional, national and international audiences. Mind the Gap reaches audiences across the UK and internationally. We deliver inspiring, exciting and innovative experiences in theatre spaces, at festivals and in unusual places. We nurture the skills of learning-disabled artists, and run different training opportunities through MTG Academy. From introductory….. Read More


National Development Team for inclusion – For people with learning disabilities.


Norwood offers a vast range of services designed to meet the needs of people coping with all kinds of issues.

Partners for Inclusion

Partners for Inclusion is designed to provide high quality support to individuals with a learning and/or mental health disabilities.

Partners for Inclusion

Partners for Inclusion is designed to provide high quality support to individuals with a learning and/or mental health disabilities.

Project Ability

Aspire visual arts workshops for adults with learning disabilities. Saturday classes for children and young people with disabilities. ReConnect visual arts classes for adults with mental health issues.

Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled people (QEF)

QEF is a leading disability charity working with people with physical and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to help them gain new skills and increase independence for life.


The Society for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities and their Families. Rescare runs a helpline five days a week, Monday to Friday, except on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.


Signalong empowers children and adults with impaired communication to understand and express their needs, choices and desires by providing sign vocabulary for life and learning. Signalong is a registered charity which provides resources and training in visual communication based on British Sign Language. SIGNALONG is * a sign-supporting system based on British Sign Language * designed to help children and….. Read More

TES    Email :

The TES story is an extraordinary one: its digital community is one of the fastest growing of any profession globally, and it boasts a 100-year heritage at the centre of teaching and the education community. More than 4.9 million resources are downloaded from the TES websites a week, with ten TES resources downloaded a second. Home to more than 780,000 individually….. Read More

Thera Trust

Thera support adults with a learning disability in their own homes, in the community and for short breaks. Thera provide personalised, flexible support throughout England and Scotland that enables people to live the lives they choose.

Tutor Hunt    Email :

At Tutor Hunt, we know that finding a tutor is not an easy task. Whether searching for primary, GCSE, A-Level or an adult learner, we strive to make the process as painless as possible – listing all personal and private tutors closest to you…

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