Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups
Please find below a range of links, organisations and resources that are specifically to help SEND families from racially diverse groups, who may experience added difficulties in accessing help and support
Autism Speaks – language resources
Autism Speaks have developed a range of non english resources for families
Amazing things happen – VIDEO
Amazing things happen video, explaining autism in multiple languages
(Shared under Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND)
Reaching Out – REPORT
The Reaching out to families project set out to find new ways of addressing the inequalities that people with learning disabilities from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities (BME) and their families experience in health and social care. The report found that local community organisations have a significant role to play in identifying and contacting local families who are supporting a learning-disabled person. Read the full report here.
Autism Awareness and BAME communities – ARTICLE
Autism Awareness Call – Mother wants to educate BAME communities about the condition so they can access any help they need.
National Autistic Society BAME Resources
Information for BAME families from the National Autistic Society
Ambitious about Autism
There is a lack of research about the experience of autistic people from BAME groups… Our articles, guides and easy-read resources have been led by BAME experiences and autism expertise to support young autistic people understand the issues around inclusion and diversity.
Hope & Compassion Autism Team
The Hope and Compassion Autism team have been working with the local community facilitating Autism talks to raise awareness in Gurdwaras and places of worship, the team are now looking at organising further talks, workshops and training.
A small voluntary support group run by parent/carers living and caring for a child or adult on the Autistic Spectrum, raising awareness and understanding from different perspectives, outreaching also to the Africa, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities (ACAME) and Dual Heritage Communities in tackling the taboos and myths around Autism.
Autism Mosque was started by Sara Mangera, mother of four children two of whom have autism. She wanted Mosques to do more to welcome and accommodate autistic people and generally increase the awareness and acceptance of autistic people within the Muslim community.
Include Me TOO
A national charity supporting disabled children, young people and their families from diverse range of backgrounds. Include Me TOO supports and promotes social justice, equality and rights for all disabled children and young people. We provide a range of support, befriending services, activities and holiday clubs for disabled children, outreach and information and advice to families.
Kingston WelCare – A mission based charitable organisation for local families to meet, connect and support each other. It has developed expertise in supporting parents and uses this to help some of the most vulnerable families in the Borough
Natural Health Awareness Association
Natural Health Awareness Association is a local charity that provides services such as workshops, seminars, talks about natural health, healthy living, homeopathy and therapies, with a particular focus on raising awareness in ethnic minority communities
Kingston Centre for Independent Living
To meet the needs of disabled people in and around the Royal Borough of Kingston and beyond, particularly by representing and supporting the full equality and inclusion of disabled people, in order that they might lead independent and empowering lives
MILAAP – Multicultural Day Centre
We are a unique multicultural day centre (for senior citizens) that provides a culturally sensitive atmosphere and ethos. We are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and provide a large variety of special activities that reflect our rich cultures and heritages for our member’s entertainment.
Kingston Muslim Association
The association from its centre in kingston seeks to serve as a hub in the south west area of London for the wider Muslim community
Kingston Chinese Association
Provides regular educational and social activities, promotes Chinese Arts and Culture and encourage social cohesion with all other local communities
Institute of Tamil Culture
ITC Tamil Centre was formed to advance the rich heritage of the Tamil culture for the public benefit through an education programme to all the communities living in the Royal Borough of Kingston
Refugee Action Kingston
Welcoming and enabling refugees in Kingston to become valued members of our community
Kingston Race and Equalities Council (KREC)
Undertakes case work specific to race and associated inequalities. Supports local stakeholders in developing and monitoring equality policies. Raising public awareness through educational and cultural events. Helps to develop and support local ethnic community organisations
A local service funded by Kingston Council to provide impartial, confidential information, advice and support to parents/carers of children and young people (0-25) with disabilities and special educational needs.