We are very sad to announce the deaths of two long term supporters of Afasic

Professor Sir Michael Rutter CBE Sir Michael was a long term supporter and Vice President of Afasic, he passed away peacefully at home and will be greatly missed by many people. Michael was regarded as the ‘father of Child Psychiatry’, paving the way for numerous developmental psychologists and psychiatrists around the world. He was credited with…

Afasic Christmas Concert

Join us for the biennial Afasic Charity Christmas Concert on the evening of Friday 10th December, starring the wonderful Sir Derek Jacobi, international star of stage and screen! There will be music, communal carols and readings throughout the evening; and a number of young people with communication difficulties will be participating. Don’t miss out on…

Parent Engagement Officer.

Afasic job board

We are looking for a self-starting and enthusiastic Parent Engagement Officer with knowledge of Developmental Language Disorder and/or the SEND system.  We are looking for somebody to oversee and manage the DLD Together training programme for parents which has been successfully piloted by ourselves and NAPLIC. This is an exciting new role within Afasic and…

New DLD resources and video to support parents

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) affects just over 7% of the population, that’s an average of 2 children in every class of 30. It is more common than Autism yet few people have heard of it! In collaboration with Afasic, the Moor House Research and Training Institute has created two checklists and a video to help parents support their child’s communication. The…