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Through the Maze

An information and signposting service fin Leeds for adults with learning disabilities, family carers and professionals.

The Through the Maze website has lots of information about events, activities and groups being run for people with learning disabilities. They can also signpost you to services.

They offer support in a range of ways, including a telephone helpline, drop in sessions and a magazine that is posted out every 3 months.

0113 270 3233


People Matters

People Matters support people with learning disabilities and other hidden disabilities to become more independent and enjoy life in the same ways as anybody else.

They offer a range of services including individual support, social groups and employment services. Find out more about their services.

0113 234 6896


Leeds Autism AIM

A free service for autistic adults in Leeds who receive little or no funded support. It is co-led by a number of autistic adults and parents/carers of autistic adults.

The service provides advocacy, information, autistic-led groups and post-diagnosis support for newly diagnosed autistic adults.

0113 244 0606


Downs Syndrome Association

The Downs Syndrome Association supports people who have Down’s syndrome, and their parents and carers, throughout their lives. From before birth into older age, the Downs Syndrome Association provides services to everyone.


Leeds Mencap

We know having a child with a learning disability can come with unique experiences that leave you looking for an understanding peer group, in need of specialist advice, or unsure of where to turn to. Our family services team offer a wide variety of support that can be accessed over the phone, in-person or online.

We can help you find the right support networks and be an advocate by supporting you to express your views and help you stand up for your rights. Contact us on 0113 235 1331, or email info@leedsmencap.org.uk


National Autistic Society

The UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families.

Their website provides information and advice on a wide range of issues affecting autistic people.


Integrated Children’s Additional Needs Service (ICAN)

The ICAN service provides a single point of access to a range of community health services that support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.


Family Information Service

The Family Information Service is a local website run by Leeds City Council.

It has a section dedicated to SEND that provides information to help and support children and young people with special educational needs or disability.


Leeds Local Offer

The Leeds Local Offer is a website that provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.

It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care. As well as links to local support groups and services.


West Yorkshire Children’s Additional Need Network (CANN)

An online list of charities and organisations that offer support for children with additional needs in Leeds.



Special Education Needs & Disabilities information, advice and support services

SENDIASS is a free, impartial and confidential service for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Parents, carers and young people can access information, advice and resources on the SENDIASS website or by contacting the service.


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