Helping you to get the advice and support you need

Our teams are here to help you and have a huge amount of experience in guiding and advising families with loved ones who have learning disability, autism and complex needs. We’re very happy to help with anything from straightforward questions through to complex issues. Please do get in touch in whichever way works for you.

It’s also important to remember that there are many respected and trusted organisations out there in the field of learning disability who are also great sources of help and advice. We’ve included a selection below. Your GP or social worker may have other suggestions too.


Professor Gerry Simon set up BILD in 1971 because he was convinced there could be better support for people with disabilities.



Change People

A human rights organisation led by Disabled People, including people with learning disabilities.



National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.


Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

This charity aims to promote understanding of this rare condition while supporting families and professionals. They run a helpline, organise conferences and fundraising and their website offers helpful resources.


This Scottish-based charity campaigns to ensure people with learning disabilities have the same choices and opportunities as everyone else. As well as fighting discrimination, Enable offers various services for families and carers.

Central Government

The Government offers an A to Z of information for disabled people, relating to benefits, care, rights, transport and work.

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