Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Guest blog: Portage has changed our lives but too many families are missing out on this lifeline

Michele is mum to 3-year-old Taylor and 4-year-old Lewis. Taylor has autism and a learning disability. Portage has been a huge support to Taylor and his family. In the face of cuts, Michele explains how invaluable Portage has been. It was just before Taylor was 1 that I started to have my suspicions that something wasn’t quite right. I sat with him on the floor one day, I had a toy and I was trying to get his attention. It was like he didn’t care, like he didn’t even know I was there. I took Taylor to a drop-in service


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