Children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism

At Great Ormond Street Hospital we have a learning disability and autism team.

What we do

Our team are committed to ensuring that children, and young people with a learning disability and/or autism receive the highest quality of care at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

We help advocate for equity of care for our patients through a variety of different means including the flagging of and assisting to implement bespoke reasonable adjustments plans, liaising with clinical teams across the trust and providing advice and support with planning complex admissions.

In addition to children and young people we also support parents or guardians who have a learning disability.

We understand that attending hospital can be a daunting experience for our patients and their families and we wish to make coming to Great Ormond Street as positive experience as possible for all involved.

Meet the team

Alex- Matron for Learning Disabilities and Autism

Lois- Clinical Nurse Specialist (Learning Disabilities and Autism)

Rahel- Specialist Nurse (Learning Disabilities and Autism)

Kirsty- Outpatients Learning Disability Nurse

Laura- Lead Educator for Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Ema- Mae- Practice Educator for Learning Disabilities and Autism

As well as the professionals highlighted above, there are learning disability nurses working on various wards.

Service details

We are a 9am to 5pm service and cover all wards and outpatient departments and areas within the trust.

If you think your child would benefit from support with our team, please contact us on:

Telephone number: 020 7813 8465 (extension 8465 if call via switchboard)


If we are unable to take your call, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Other teams

We work closely with the below teams: