Percy Hedley celebrates its 60th anniversary
Carole Harder, Chief Executive of the Percy Hedley Foundation, said: "Sixty years ago, there was no ready-made model on which the parents could base their proposed service, but they were fortunate enough to have visionary health care professionals."
North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon said it was "fantastic" to have a facility like the Percy Hedley Foundation in her constituency.
"It came here in response to what people wanted, what they needed. It shows you what you can achieve," she said.
"The people who run it really deserve our support."