What we do

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We want all children and young people with learning difficulties to lead a fulfilling life. We support them and their families to achieve this.

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Our multi-disciplinary team have the experience to inform and provide evidence-based procedures and tools to help families and professionals.

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Our goal is to empower children and young people and their families with the skills and confidence to have a real say in decisions about their lives.


How do we help?

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We work directly with families, providing information, advice and one-to-one support

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We support and advocate for children and young people under the age of 25

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We help plan for transitions for secondary school pupils

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We produce literature, training and resources for professionals, parents and carers

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We collaborate with partners to raise awareness and reach more people who need our help


For more information, visit our Help and Support page.

The Future

We‘re continually moving forward to create a better understanding of neurodiversity and to become an internationally respected centre of excellence.

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Our journey so far

From our launch in 2000 to celebrating our 21st Anniversary, find out how we got to where we are today.

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Annie’s syndrome

Our founder Sophie has been raising awareness of learning difficulties for many years, inspired by her own experience with her daughter Annie. Learn more about their journey and Annie’s rare chromosome disorder.

Annie’s Story


Read more about our studies on the issues facing children and young people with learning difficulties and their families.


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Meet the people behind our great work.