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The Toby Henderson Trust (TTHT) is an independently funded charity supporting children and young adults with autism, their families and carers in the North East.

Our Flagship Early Intervention Program

We are the one and only charity in the North East focused on life changing early intervention with autistic children (aged 2 to 7). Our service users tell us early intervention can transform the life of a child…

Our son couldn’t speak. 2 years later and hours and hours of therapy, he could ask for food, name colours, numbers and all his alphabet

And transform the life of parents, cares and families…

They helped my child communicate with me for the first time. They helped give my child a voice. This was a massive positive in a very dark time. We felt there was light at the end of a very dark tunnel!

There is a significant need for our services. Just in Northumberland alone there are over 500 young people with autism. But there is no NHS specialist post-diagnosis support for autistic children at the critical age for successful intervention, 2 to 7 years.

Early intervention is life changing. It can dramatically improve communication, relieve frustration and often lead to a significant degree of independent living. Greater independence can generate huge financial savings for parents and local authorities.

Other Ways We Help

We don’t just help young children on the autism spectrum. We do much more.

We work with older children on skills and strategies that help them to socialise and communicate with their peers in a more effective and enjoyable way. This can be via play therapy in a group setting for children in mainstream schools, or our monthly social club for 12 to 18 year olds.

We run workshops for families, carers and professionals on a range of subjects. We host a monthly club for the siblings of children with autism, offer psychotherapy to young adults and carers, provide a sensory profiling service and a growing range of other services. We give advice on ECHPs, benefits, schooling, behaviour and other issues. And sometimes we just listen.

We are independently funded. That means that we rely on the goodwill and support of everyone who donates the time, money and materials that allow us to continue changing the lives of the families affected by autism.

We need your help. Please call us today on 0300 365 3055 or email us at support@ttht.co.uk to join the companies and individuals who have recently stepped up to support us as we support the autistic children of the North East:

Ravensworth Digital, Rod Kelly, Surgo Construction, SOS Group, Sintons, Paul Reed Photography, Multi Packaging Solutions, Michael Screen, Nickalls Accountants, Dx Net Solutions, Blo-Op, Greggs, Coca Cola, Rotary, TSB, Morpeth Lions, TwoFourSeven Graphics Hays Travel

The Toby Henderson Trust is a registered charity. Our registered charity number is 114995