Contact a Family or families with disabled children: Disability Living Allowance Workshops

February 13, 2017

Join our campaign to improve school transport

Contact a Family have launched their biggest inquiry into school transport for disabled children, and they want to hear from you. Take part here.

School transport is one of the top issues the Contact a Family helpline gets calls about. So Contact a Family have set up an Inquiry in order to understand more about the problems and most importantly identifying the solutions, and that’s why they need to hear from you.

By completing the survey your experiences will help show decision makers what they must do to improve school transport for disabled children in the UK. 

Families can share their views today by getting started on our school transport survey.The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. If you would like the survey sent by hard copy or would prefer to make general comments about school transport, please email or call 020 7608 8742.

The deadline for responses is 31 March 2017


Free Workshops for parents


Disability Living Allowance

Tuesday 21  March 2016, 10.30am-12.30pm
The Hub, Hazlewell, 318 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7NH

This workshop is designed to raise awareness and empower those navigating their way through changes to the benefits system when
claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for a child under 16. We'll show you how to deal with common claiming issues such as:

  • How to complete a claim form effectively.
  • What to expect at a medical assessment.
  • Rules for those claiming DLA for a child.
  • The process of challenging a benefit decision through the appeals process.

To book a place, call 0121 515 4624 or email

Personal Independence Payment

Thursday 23 March, 10.30am-12.30pm
The Hub, Hazlewell, 318 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7NH

A workshop for parents helping you to understand how Personal Independence Payment work, how to claim and what to expect.

To book a place, call 0121 415 4624 or email


Puberty & Sexuality

Wednesday March 26 10am-1pm

West Bromwich Leisure Centre,

A free workshop run by Autism West Midlands open to parents living in Sandwell.  The session will explore issues around puberty and sexuality and the difficulties that may exist for people with autism and those who support them. There will be a chance to ask questions and share experiences.

To book a place: call Rebecca on 0788 1109502 or

AS Mentoring

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AS Mentoring provides specialist support for people with Asperger Syndrome and other potentially exclusionary conditions. Our mission is to support our clients to find work and achieve their potential as individuals. We provide 1:1 coaching, pre-employment and workplace support (via 1:1 meetings, phone, email, and Skype). Pre-employment topics include dealing with anxiety, identifying suitable vacancies, and developing social and communication skills (which can be on a structured basis, using the NAS’s ‘Social Eyes’ programme). We can help you to find suitable voluntary placements for you to gain work experience, and we also provide autism-specific consultancy and advice to employers. Gurleen Manku, who is our regional consultant in the West Midlands, has a business psychology background, and close family experience of autism.

For further information see our website: or email us at:

Wendy Flynn

Information Officer, Midlands

Prospect House, College Walk, Selly Oak, B29 6LE

Contact a Family

0121 415 4624

My usual working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   For any urgent on my non working days please call 0121 415 4624.