ARCOS is a UK national charity, working to improve life for children and adults who have communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. These conditions are often complex, persist throughout life and require specialized, long-term treatment. Our goal is to enable clients to benefit from the latest advances in knowledge, understanding, skills and technology. Based in the West Midlands, we have a Resource, Training and Therapy Centre and operate a nationwide outreach service.

office_smARCOS is not a private clinic. We depend upon charitable grants and donations to maintain a high quality of service. Fees are charged for assessment, therapy and training services. A great deal of information and advice is provided free charge.

ARCOS works in collaboration with the NHS and other organizations working directly with clients and with their families. In order to promote comprehensive help and support, we expect to liaise with the client’s GP and other professionals involved. ARCOS provides training for professionals including doctors, therapists, nurses and teachers. The NHS, throughout the UK purchases the majority of ARCOS training courses for professional staff. ARCOS also provides training for relatives and other carers.

Happy Birthday SMILE!
Come and celebrate our second year with us and Pudsey Bear on Saturday 16th May 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at ARCOS. Click here for more details.

Aviva Community Fund – Please Help Us!
ARCOS has been nominated for support from the Aviva Community Fund, but to get this we need your help. Please follow this link to register and vote for Dancing at ARCOS; for more information click here.

5-day (2 part) Facial Oral Tract Therapy Course (F.O.T.T.)
Part 1:
4th, 5th, 6th May 2015 – Venue: RNRU Homerton Hospital, London
Part 2: 9th, 10th September 2015 – Venue: ARCOS
Delegate Fee: £590 (booking confirmed upon receipt of course fee)
Please contact: admin@arcos.org.uk for more information

Communication Training
Saturday, 9th May 2015 at 1:00 pm – Venue: ARCOS
Limited places still available, please click here for more information.
To book a place please email smile@arcos.org.uk