Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme

“It was brought to our attention that those with a hidden disability were struggling to get access to a lanyard, as supermarkets and the like had run out. Therefore, we are now pleased to say we have been able to purchase 500 lanyards, and have partnered with other organisations who are acting as a pick up point for the lanyard. Please use the following link to see the nearest pick up points:”


Derbyshire Autism Services

Derbyshire Autism Services (charity number 1105525) is a small and very hardworking charity, working right across Derbyshire.

They offer information, advice and guidance but above all support to children, young people and adults affected by autism – with or without a diagnosis – and their families.

Telephone: 01773 741 221



Autism Alliance

The Autism Alliance is a quarterly peer support group for individuals living with Autism, their parents, carers, family members and friends, as well as professionals working in the area of Autism support. The group is currently meeting over Zoom and is open to residents of both Derbyshire County and Derby City.

In addition to the quarterly meetings, the group also hosts a series of special events throughout the year, the details of which can be found here:

They are also hosting a virtual Christmas party – with magician and entertainer Paul Brown from Magical Mayhem delivering a live and interactive magic show!

Leaflets for both the Autism Alliance and Christmas party are below: 


MENCAP’s vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.