Support & Information


PLEASE NOTE: Organisations listed are not endorsed or recommended by the NAS Merton Branch or the NAS.


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Merton Special Educational Needs Information and Advice and Support Service

(formerly known as Merton Parent Partnership Service)


Contact Name -Chris Wilson

Telephone - 020 8543 8854

E-mail- [email protected]

Impartial advice and guidance to parent/carers and young people with regard to the identification of special educational needs and the requirement for multi-agency support and intervention in the form of an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

MIASS was formerly known as Merton Parent Partnership Service.

Parents and young people should first contact their school SENCo, learning support advisor, class teacher and other professionals who know the child/young person. Merton’s SEN Local Offer also has a large number of useful guidance documents and services listed. MIASS is aimed at families who have explored these options but require some additional direct and specialist help.


The National Autistic Society

Telephone: 0808 800 4104 (Helpline)



Advice and information services for all those affected by autistic spectrum disorders including parents, children and families caring for people with Asperger's syndrome or autism. For impartial, confidential advice and support please contact the Helpline.



SCOPE about disability

Telephone: 0808 800 3333 (Helpline) or 020 7619 7100 (switchboard)

E-mail: [email protected]


Whether you are a young person with a physical impairment, learning disability or any other condition, Scope's website provides information to support you.  There is also a free confidential helpline for all.



Talk about Autism UK - Forum(Ambitious about Autism)

Telephone: 020 8815 5444

E-mail: [email protected]


Talk about Autism is a national online community and discussion forum for everyone interested in autism, including parents, carers, family members, people on the spectrum, and professionals.


Talk Autism Merton Parent Forum

Contact Name: Tracy Blackwell

Telephone: 020 8687 4644

E-mail: [email protected]


Talk Autism is Merton’s forum for parents and carers of children, young people and adults with autism.The aim of the Forum is to provide an environment of mutual support and education for parents and carers.

The Forum provides workshops and other support activities for parents and carers, to support them to achieve a better life for their son/daughter.The Forum supports parents and carers to influence the development of service provision and planning in the borough, helping to ensure their voice is heard on local issues.


Adults First -


Adults First is a forum for carers of adults with a learning disability who live in Merton.


Kids First -


Kids First is a forum for parents and carers of children or young people who:


* are aged between 0-25 years and live in Merton or go to school/college in Merton

* have a disability or special


We support parents and carers of children and young people with all disabilities and special needs, including mild to severe learning disabilities, complex medical needs, physical or sensory impairments, autistic spectrum disorders and others.


Contact a Family Tel 0808 808 3555


CAF is a national charity for families with disabled children, which provides information, advice and support. CaF brings families together so they can support each other and campaigns to improve their circumstances.