Bag Books is the only organisation in the world publishing multi-sensory books specifically for people with learning disabilities. Each year we reach around 19,000 children and adults throughout the UK with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD) or severely affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Our main activities are:
- the design and production of a range of multi-sensory books.
- providing specialist multi-sensory storytellers.
- training others (parents, carers, librarians and teachers) in multi-sensory storytelling technique.
It’s an exciting time for Bag Books: our book production is at an all-time high (despite each book taking an average of 8 hours to construct); the number of days work provided by our volunteers has doubled compared to a year ago; and the number of people with learning disabilities taking part in one of our storytelling sessions has doubled and is also at an a record high. In addition, we were Highly Commended in the Charity of the Year (under £1m) category at the recent Charity Times Charity Awards.