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Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The professional body of and for speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Talking Point
Provides information on children’s talking in the early years.

The National Autistic Society
A charity for people with Autism and their families. They provide information, support and services.

The Michael Palin Centre
Provide support people who stammer.

The Hanen Centre
A non-profit organisation who help Parents, Early Years Teachers and Speech and Language Therapists to support children with communication difficulties.

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)
The leading charity dedicated to supporting deaf children and young people.

The Makaton Charity
Provides information on the use of symbols and signs for teaching communication, language and literacy.

Literacy Trust
For information on how to talk to your young child.

The Children’s Communication Charity provides information on helping children communicate in the early years.

Contact a Family
Provides support to families with disabled children.  It also provides support to professionals.

A UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate.

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA)
Supports people with Down’s syndrome at every stage of life.

Down Syndrome Education International
Work with parents and teachers worldwide to improve educational outcomes for children with Down Syndrome.

Local Support Groups

There are many local support groups for Families in Warrington, including:

  • Families United (Warrington)
  • Cheshire Downs Syndrome
  • Warrington Aspergers Society (WASPS)
  • NAS (National Autistic Society) Warrington

Contact a Family is in touch with hundreds of groups across the UK. Call their freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 or visit their website Contact a Family.

You may feel that you need support or would like to talk to somebody about your own feelings and needs.  Warrington Primary Care Psychological Service are a free service who offer a wide range of support.  You can find more information about this service on their website.

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