Links to Local Support Groups
Sunderland Carers' Centre offers a confidential advice, information and support service to carers throughout the City of Sunderland.
A carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner, friend or neighbours who due to illness, disability, frailty or addiction is unable to manage alone. Carers provide unpaid care and support.
Autism Outreach Team
Sunderlands Autism Outreach Team The Autism Outreach Team is based at Columbia Grange School. The Autism Outreach Team can offer support to parents and explain the pathway for pupils under 3 years whose primary diagnosis is autistic spectrum condition.
Sunderland Children's Trust - 'Working together to improve life chances and raise aspirations for each child and young person in Sunderland, and to narrow the gap in outcomes for our most vulnerable groups and families'
National Support Groups & Links
Accept difference. Not indifference. We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for people with autism.
IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs. All our advice is given by trained volunteers.
ESPA Research is a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of ESPA (Education and Services for People with Autism) based in Sunderland, UK. Our contact information can be accessed by following the 'Contact us' link on the sidebar.
Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and influence policy. We exist to enable children and young people with autism to learn, thrive and achieve and through TreeHouse School we provide specialist education.
Our ambition is to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism.
Anna, 52, from Uxbridge, remortgaged her own house so she could set up a school for autistic children after her two autistic sons were turned away from mainstream education. She has now expanded support for those with autism to include two schools, a college, a respite home and a website with over 50,000 international followers.
“Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I may remember, involve me and i will understand”