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The Play Doctors

Autism Resources and Communication Aids - being included matters!
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Welcome to The Play Doctors
Providing Autism Resources, Visual Aids,
SEN Resources and Training      
                   Winners of Business Excellence Awards  2012
Winners of the Federation of Small Business Awards 2014
We are a family run company supporting the inclusion of all children by providing visual resources particularly for those with autism, Special Educational Needs, unseen impairments, social communication difficulties, or those who have English as a second language. 

 Autism Resources

and SEN Resource Shop

Practical easy to use resources for visual and kinaesthetic learners.  Excellent for children on the autism spectrum, those with communication difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, early years or those with English as a second language.  More....


 Communication Symbols and Resources are useful at school, in childcare settings and at home. Help children understand instructions and sequence . Support children to understand appropriate behaviour, respond appropriately to social situations and deal with sensory overload.


In many autism resources we use internationally known ©Widgit Symbols


We also provide Sensory Toys and Activities more...

Inclusion Training and Consultancy 

We have just been awarded Finalist for Training Company of the Year 2014



We deliver half day practical workshops at your venue. Over 30 titles available

Many courses have associated books written by Wendy Usher More....


Training to support inclusion

Creative Play Training


'Thank you, we loved our workshop on Positive Behaviour. Our staff have put the visual rules into place and use less language when managing behaviour. It has really impacted on us and our children'  Nursery Manager Milton Keynes


 Read what our customers say







Information and News


We are delighted to say that The Play Doctors won the Enterprising Organisation of the Year Award and were finalists for the Training Organisation of Year Bedfordshire Business Excellence Awards 2014.  Martin & Wendy attended an awards evening on the 6th November and received an engraved plaque and framed certificate.

We provide lots of information and advice on areas of difficulty experienced by children who have unseen disabilities such as autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADHD amongst others. Our December newsletter is out now more... Explore our newsletters and free downloads more....


NEWS - We have produced a special Christmas Symbol Fan for children who struggle with the preparations happening in December.  More....


The Play Doctors Ltd,

Unit 10 Manor Farm,

Astwood, Newport Pagnell MK16 9JS

our new telephone number is

01234 391436

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We have been working with disabled children and young people for over 30 years. 

It is important for us to hear the child's voice, we asked a group of children what they felt play was.... 


Play is what I do when my Mum's not looking - 8 year old

Play is when I hang out with my mates

 - 14 year old

Play has to be exciting, get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping

- 18 year old 

Why should it be any different if the child happens to have an impairment?