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Contact partnering with Make-A-Wish to bring magical wishes to families

Friday 14 June 2024

We are delighted to be partnering with Make-A-Wish UK to offer some of the families we support the opportunity to experience a...

Reduce - roadmap for government 2024
Ask your local candidates to stand for disabled children’s rights!

Tuesday 11 June 2024

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Key dates: Are you ready to vote?

Tuesday 11 June 2024

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Channel 4 News highlights school transport issues for disabled young people

Tuesday 11 June 2024

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Families with children who are “looked after” by their local authority will be much worse off under Universal Credit

Tuesday 11 June 2024

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Holidays and activities and local support for disabled children: Get advice at our Facebook Q&A

Friday 7 June 2024

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It’s national Volunteers’ Week

Wednesday 5 June 2024

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Disabled young people speak out on Sky News

Tuesday 4 June 2024

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DinoDay roars past £10k as families take on a month of fun challenges

Tuesday 4 June 2024

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Join our FREE online event for families with children who have a rare condition

Tuesday 4 June 2024

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We’ve made our website more accessible

Monday 3 June 2024

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Contact’s team in Northern Ireland continues rare conditions campaign with second conference

Monday 3 June 2024

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Are you a family member, informal carer or personal assistant of an autistic person? 

Friday 31 May 2024

FREE workshops for parent carers this June

Tuesday 28 May 2024

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General Election 2024: Our roadmap for the next government 

Thursday 23 May 2024

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Universal Credit: Managed Migration, your questions answered

Thursday 23 May 2024

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Meet our ROAR-some fundraisers from last year’s DinoDay Challenge

Tuesday 21 May 2024

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Charities challenge minister over funding threat to new special school eye test service

Tuesday 21 May 2024

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Paid opportunity: Could you be one of our Autism Peer Educators?

Monday 20 May 2024