Support Groups & Services

Class+ Telephone Advice Line

CLASS+ works across East Sussex to support families/carers of Autistic children and young people. This includes those on the diagnosis pathway.

We provide advice and support that:
  • Enables families/carers to develop their knowledge and understanding of Autism
  • Helps families/carers develop their confidence around how to best to support their neurodiverse child
  • Allows families/carers to build on their child’s strengths, confidence, and self-esteem
What we offer:
How you can contact us:
  • By telephone on 01273 336887
  • Via email -
  • You can also access our Facebook page for more information
The National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society are there to provide information and advice for autistic people, friends and families.  Click here for their website.
Amaze SENDIASS is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. If you are a child or young person with a special educational need or a disability (SEND), or the parent of a child or young person with SEND, you can contact the Amaze SENDIASS advice line for information and advice.
SENDIASS can be contacted on their advice line:
Telephone 01273 772289 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm)
East Sussex County Council Library Service (Dyslexia services)
Reading for pleasure is for everyone. Your local public library is a great resource for children and young people with dyslexia. Here is some of what they can access:
  • Books from dyslexia specialist Barrington Stoke for a range of ages
  • Dyslexia friendly books - junior
  • Dyslexia friendly books - teens
  • Story CDs. Your child may enjoy just listening to a story.
  • eAudiobooks and ‘Read-Along’ eBooks if your child would like to follow the words on the pages as they listen.
  • Books for adults about dyslexia and other reading difficulties.
  • User friendly computer software in all libraries (Supernova) which enables users to change font size and colour.
  • ProDigi and Eye Pal Solo reading aids available in BexhillHastings and Eastbourne.  These machines are for those who have difficulty with normal print. They have a text to speech function as well as tools to enlarge print and change font colour.