Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and then turns them into an appropriate motor and behavioural response. If you are biting into a sandwich, riding a bicycle, or even reading a…
07929 227 579
We help and support people with Down’s Syndrome and their families and friends across Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside, County Durham and Teesside. Our regular newsletter is sent to members along with regular 'What’s on Where' information sheets. We organise opportunities for families to meet up together, subsidised trips…
0870 765 2121
Sunderland Families Information Service offer information on all aspects of family life including: Registered childcare including childminders, day nurseries, nursery schools and classes. Free early learning places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Information about services and support for children, young people and their families…
0191 520 5553
We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed. To make that happen, we work in three closely linked ways. We…
0191 213 6300
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 years or under, you might be eligible for a grant from Family Fund. We look at any grant application relating to the needs of the disabled or seriously ill child, young person…
01904 550 055
We are a UK-wide charity who supports children, young people, their families and professional to come to terms with a brain injury, and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future holds. An acquired brain injury will affect each person differently however there are many common issues that people can face.  …
0303 303 2248 (Helpline)
01869 341 075 (Admin)
We are a free informal friendly support group based in Seaham, aimed at parents and carers of children with special needs, not specific to any particular disorder or need, but covering all needs and additional needs. We offer help and advice, providing valuable signposting information,…
07787 517 873

Hft

Hft is a national charity providing services for people with learning disabilities and autism. We can provide support from just a couple of hours a week up to 24 hours a day. At Hft Newcastle we support people with many different types of learning disability,…
0191 213 1608
The Employment Futures programme exists to help remove barriers to meaningful employment for adults with autism and other disabilities. This service has been designed to support both the individual and the employer. The programme can include weekly workshops to help develop employability skills, work experience…
0191 375 3941
We offer support, information and advice to families affected by Fragile X Syndrome and to their professionals. Our activities include promotion of research and some conferences on all aspects of Fragile X Syndrome. Our publications include a regular newsletter, information booklets and leaflets. We hold family events in England and…
01371 875 100

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