“To help everyone with a learning disability or autism embrace new opportunities, lead the fulfilling lives they want and actively contribute to their local community.”

At Talkback, our passion is to provide continual personal development for every individual with autism or a learning disability, so they can embrace new opportunities no matter what their age. We ensure that every single person who walks through our door has the tools to thrive in whatever aspect of their life they choose.

Our Guiding Principles

Young people’s transition from children’s services is smooth and they are prepared for the challenges of adulthood

People will develop through education and life skills, and discover hidden talents and opportunities for employment

People can live as independently as possible, and can enjoy a full life and develop positive relationships

People will be fully accepted for who they are as part of their local community

Find Your Path

Our autism and learning disability support and service programmes are designed around all key stages of life, “The Talkback Pathway”. So, whatever stage you or your loved one are currently at, we have services designed specifically for your age, from 16 through to 100+.

Pre 16

Transitions Work in Schools

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Travel training
  • Advocacy

Post 16

Education Provider

  • Education support
  • Life skills for independent living
  • Travel training
  • Employability skills training
  • Relationships and building social networks
    and personal safety

Post 18

Adult Social Care Funded Provision

  • Personal development and skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Travel training
  • Developing relationships
  • Social and personal safety
  • Sports and wellbeing
  • Employment and work activity

Increased Independence

including reduced support need and work opportunities

Find Your Path

Our autism and learning disability support and service programmes are designed around all key stages of life, “The Talkback Pathway”. So, whatever stage you or your loved one are currently at, we have services designed specifically for your age, from 16 through to 100+.

Pre 16

Transitions Work in Schools

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Travel training
  • Advocacy

Post 16

Education Provider

  • Education support
  • Life skills for independent living
  • Travel training
  • Employability skills training
  • Relationships and building social networks
    and personal safety

Post 18

Adult Social Care Funded Provision

  • Personal development and skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Travel training
  • Developing relationships
  • Social and personal safety
  • Sports and wellbeing
  • Employment and work activity

Increased Independence

including reduced support need and work opportunities

Find Your Path

Our autism and learning disability support and service programmes are designed around all key stages of life, “The Talkback Pathway”. So, whatever stage you or your loved one are currently at, we have services designed specifically for your age, from 16 through to 100+.

Pre 16

Transitions Work in Schools

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Travel training
  • Advocacy

Post 16

Education Provider

  • Education support
  • Life skills for independent living
  • Travel training
  • Employability skills training
  • Relationships and building social networks
    and personal safety

Post 18

Adult Social Care Funded Provision

  • Personal development and skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Travel training
  • Developing relationships
  • Social and personal safety
  • Sports and wellbeing
  • Employment and work activity

Increased Independence

including reduced support need and work opportunities

Our Commitments

Our work is wide-ranging and encompasses all aspects of life. What always remains the same are our three core commitments to the people with autism or a learning disability that we help:

We will never assume

We understand that everyone has their own way of learning. We always look for someone’s potential and we believe that anything is possible.

We will always listen

We value the person in front of us. We always take the time to learn what is important to someone and how best to engage with them.

We will forever explore

We embrace new ideas and always find the right solutions for every person we work with. And, no matter what, we never give up on someone.

Our Services

Our programmes are much more than just day services for people with autism or other learning disabilities. They are always constructed around the individual, helping them create their own pathway. These include:

Talkback Digital

Talkback Digital is our unique, online service delivery programme that helps to achieve a number of clear goals for our members. It’s all part of our mission to ensure that every single person who chooses to engage with us has the tools they need to thrive in whatever aspect of their life they choose.

Talkback Digital

People Stories

We’ve helped hundreds of people with autism or a learning disability realise their true potential. At the heart of what we do is a promise to be more than a provider of day services for those with autism or other learning disabilities. Here’s an example of just one.

Sixteen-year-old boy smiling while holding football at park.

Rob's Story

Rob joined Talkback as he began his time in higher education. To start with he received regular one-to-one support on a five-day package whilst at Amersham and Wycombe College.

During his time at college we also helped him find work experience, which he did with the National Trust. Two years into his course we were able to reduce his need for one-to-one support as he transitioned to a group-based support structure, which also helped him develop relationships and friendships. The group focused on travel training, confidence building, and pragmatic solutions to understand his emotions and cope with the challenges of everyday life.

Upon leaving college, Rob transitioned to an adult social care programme which continued to help promote personal and social development and the importance of forging relationships with other adults. Rob attended group activities on art and sport therapy, all designed to continue his journey towards independence and to create a sense of internal confidence.

Rob now travels independently to his sessions, has taken holidays on his own in Germany and Spain and is a regular at our Sports Academy. His confidence is simply awe-inspiring, and he is now an active contributor in many of our communities.

News, Views and Campaigns

Find out the latest news and details on our campaigns to help raise awareness for people with autism and learning difficulties.

Person with learning difficulties enjoying sport activities

The Importance of Sport

The benefits of sport are there for us all to see. Apart from the obvious enrichment of our health, fitness and wellbeing, there is the

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Who We Work With

As a key organisation in the local community, we work with a number of partners that help create the opportunities and provide support for the individuals we work with. They include: