Talking about tomorrow


Jargon Buster

Ever wished people would speak in plain English?

Click on the lists below to find out the meaning of the words people use around transitions.

If you can’t find the word you’re looking for, click here to contact us and we’ll add it.

A – E

F – J

K – O

P – T

U – Z

Getting in touch with the Contact helpline

The Contact helpine provides information, advice and support by phone, email, Facebook or Twitter. We support parents and carers who have a child with any kind of disability or special need from 0-25 years. Find out more about Contact’s Helpline service and how to get in touch.



Useful links


Parent and carer support networks can be the best sources of local information and advice. Download our list of networks, or contact us to ask about support groups in your area.

Local and National Services that can help

We have produced 5 directories which list local and national organisations that can help with support around transitions. Find out more on our Directory pages