“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 constant personal growth. For anyone with autism or a learning disability. Because this allows them to embrace new opportunities, no matter what their age. Therefore, we ensure that every single person who walks through our door has the tools to thrive. And that’s in any aspect of their life they choose.

Our Guiding Principles

Young people’s transition from children’s services is smooth, therefore they are ready for the challenges of adulthood

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

People can live as freely as possible. As a result, they can enjoy a full life and develop positive relationships

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

Find Your Path

We provide autism and learning disability support and service programmes. And they are all designed around all key stages of life. Because of this, we call it “The Talkback Pathway”. So, whatever stage you or your loved one are currently at, we can help. Because we have services designed for any age. From 16 through to 100+.

Pre 16

Transitions Work in Schools

  • Knowledge, advice and guidance
  • Travel training
  • Advocacy

Post 16

Education Provider

  • Education support
  • Life skills for independent living
  • Travel training
  • Employment 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 therefore covers all aspects of life. However, one thing always remains the same. And that’s 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. So, we always look for someone’s potential, because we believe that anything is possible.

We will always listen

We value the person in front of us. So, we always take the time to learn what is important to someone and therefore 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. Because, no matter what, we never give up on someone.

Our Services

Our programmes and support groups are so much more than just day services for people with autism or other learning disabilities. Therefore, they are always built around the person. Above all, we help them create their own pathway. Because of this, our services include:

Talkback Digital

Talkback Digital is our online service programme and it’s unique. It helps to achieve a number of clear goals for our members. And it’s part of our wider mission. Because we ensure that every single person, who chooses to engage with us, has the tools they need. Therefore, helping them 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, so they can find their true potential. Because they deserve it. And, at the heart of what we do, is a promise. To provide more than just support groups and day services for those with autism or other learning disabilities. And 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 Rob find work experience.  He did this with the National Trust. Two years into his course we were able to reduce his need for one-to-one support. At this point he moved to a group-based support structure which, in turn, also helped him develop relationships and friendships. The group focused on travel training, confidence building, and practical solutions to understand his emotions. And to cope with the challenges of everyday life.

Upon leaving college, Rob moved to an adult social care programme. This continued to help promote personal and social growth, as well as the importance of forging connections with other adults. Rob attended group sessions, for example on art and sport therapy, all designed to continue his journey. A journey towards independence and, above all, creating a sense of internal confidence.

Because of his progress, Rob now travels on his own to his sessions. In addition, he has taken holidays on his own in Germany and Spain, as well as becoming a regular at our Sports Academy. His confidence is simply awe-inspiring, and he is now an active member in many of our communities.

News, Views and Campaigns

Find out the latest news and details on our campaigns, as well as stories about our members. Above all, we want to help raise awareness for people with autism and learning difficulties.

Talkback member dancing with ribbons

The Power of Dance

The Power of Dance We have discovered the power of dance and music to get our members moving, having fun, and learning new skills.  During

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Who We Work With

We are an autism charity that operates in the local community. In light of this, we work with a number of local partners. They help provide support and help for the people we work with. As well as create fantastic chances for them to grow. They include: