Local support


The local Afasic group organises regular parent meet-ups to share support and experiences, sometimes with visiting speakers. Contact Nicola on 077292 17595 or sunderlandafasic@gmail.com, or see the website for details of upcoming events.

Contact a Family

Contact a Family have a North East support group for families of disabled children.

Daisy Chain Project

The Daisy Chain Project is a local charity which provides a range of services, including support and activity groups, for families affected by autism in the Stockton area.

Information, advice and support services

Every local authority provides a special educational needs and disability information, advice and support service. These services used to be known as Parent Partnership. They offer free, impartial and confidential advice, information and support on anything relating to special educational needs and disabilities for children, young people and their families.

You can access your local service through the links below:

Local Offer

Every council in the country provides a Local Offer that gives details of all the educational, health and social support and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability available in their area. You can find the Local Offer for your area through the links below:

While we try to make sure that these links are appropriate and that the details are up to date we advise that you contact the group to find out more before attending any events.


MAIN is an organisation that offers advice and services tailored to individuals and families living with autism on Teesside.

Murton Special Needs Support Group

Murton Special Needs Support Group meet every Wednesday at the Glebe Centre, Murton from 9.30am-11.30am. For details contact Chris on 07787517873.

Stockton United for Change

Stockton United for Change is a group of parents of children with complex or additional needs. They provide information and support for families. You can sign up on their website to be sent information about groups and activities in the area