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Learning Disability Support Organisations

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Contact a Family
'Contact a Family' helps families who care for children with any disability or special need.  Contact them on 0808 808 3556 freephone for parents and families (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm & Monday, 5.30-7.30pm). Email  or visit  

Drama Dance Singing for Children with Special Needs

Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Visit to find out more information about Mencap and the support they offer. Contact the local Burgess Hill Mencap Group on 01444 400255, email:

Mid Sussex & Horsham Portage provides a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. For further information telephone 01444 243150 or visit their website 

A weekly support group for parents of children with special needs.  The group meets on Thursday during term time from 12.30 - 2.30pm at Gateway Baptist Church, Burgess Hill.  The group is open to all parents of children with special needs and their children.  For more information telephone 01444 258216.