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  • Afasic

    Afasic supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). If you are interested in learning information, click here
  • The Communication Trust

    The Communication Trust

    The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together we support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. It also has some great resources for parents. For more information, click here
  • Makaton


    This confidential service is provided to support families who are thinking about or have been advised to use Makaton, and for professionals who support families. You can talk, in confidence about learning Makaton and using Makaton in daily life.  We can also help you decide which training and books, CDs and other resources are suitable for you and your family. For more information, click here
  • Talking point

    Talking Point

    The first stop for information on children’s communication. Communication is a vital skill that all children need to learn. Without it they will not reach their full potential. Here at Talking Point we give parents and carers the information they need to help their children develop these skills. If your son or daughter has difficulty with speaking, they may need help, or they may struggle in nursery or school. With the right help with talking and listening, they can develop the skills they need.  If you are concerned with your child's speech, language and communication, you can check the progress of their development. We also have free resources for parents. For more information, click here

  • The National Autistic Society

    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 a better world for people with autism. Our work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today. If you would like to learn more, click here


Point Zero
Point Zero Trampoline park in York are hosting inclusive sessions for individuals with additional needs. On Tuesdays and Thursdays*, the Trampoline Park is transformed into a haven for youngsters with additional needs. We have designed two sessions in partnership with local charities, professionals and parents, to ensure your child’s needs are met. For those with physical disabilities or syndromes our Tuesday sessions are the perfect way to enjoy the park, whilst we tinker with the environment on Thursday’s to cater for those on the autistic spectrum. Siblings are welcome to both sessions. To find out more click here

Autism screenings at Picture House City Screen in the centre of York, see here for times

Acting up
Specifically designed for Youth Theatre members with additional needs or disabilities, Acting Up! is the ideal place for young people needing more support to get involved with Drama in a safe and encouraging environment.


Speech and Language UK

Parents tell us it is hard to find help and information about to support their child’s communication. Practitioners need to easily find information to help identify children’s speech, language and communication needs. A website has been designed with these requests in mind, check it out, here.