Working passionately with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families for over 35 years

How we can support you

We have a wide range of services across the North East of England and support families living with autism, learning difficulties and, or disabilities.

How you register your interest

We are passionate about working in partnership with individuals, parents or carers and statutory services to deliver a holistic service.

How we change lives

We strive to develop a person centred service that is specifically tailored to enable our learners to achieve, to grow in confidence and to live life to the full.


  • Open Evening

    We would like to welcome families, parents and carers to Thornhill Park School for an interactive Open Evening. Meet our specialist staff, have a tour of our school and residential homes. Read more

  • Choco Charge

    Christmas is coming! Join us for our 5K chocolate themed fun run ‘Choco Charge’. Run through our stations, collect chocolately treats along the route and reward yourself with a warm and comforting mug of hot chocolate at the finish line. Kids go FREE! Read more

  • Parents/Carers Coffee Morning

    Join us for a relaxed morning and meet our friendly team. We have regular guest speakers, workshops and an opportunity to have a tour of our Aycliffe site. Read more


  • Ashton recognised for its ‘outstanding’ care

    As part of the Care Quality Commission’s inspection of Ashton (adults residential) the care and health regulator deemed the home ‘good’ overall but in seeking to answer the question, ‘Is the service caring,’ inspectors said Ashton was outstanding. Read more

  • North East Charity Awards

    We are proud to announce that our CEO, John Phillipson, was recognised as being North East Charity Leader of the Year and our organisation received a Highly Commended in the Uniquely North East category. Read more

  • Top honours for Belford

    All four of the Society’s homes for children have now been given top honours from Ofsted inspectors. Read more