Useful links

Find more information about different organisations which can provide support and advice with specific issues such as self harm, domestic violence, bereavement and pregnancy.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

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Action on Hearing Loss - raise awareness of hearing loss and offer support and information.

ADDISS - provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.

ADHDUK - is a charity focused on ADHD and has support groups. 

Ambitious about Autism -  is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding. - a database of useful mobile and tablet apps, specifically, apps that are designed to help users with additional needs and disabilities.

Carers UK -provides information and advice to carers of children and adults with disabilities.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation - provide practical information for families and professionals about understanding and supporting children and adults whose behaviour challenges.

Contact - provides varied support and guidance and work with families with disabled children.

Contact Cymru (Wales) - is an organisation dedicated to helping families who care for children with any disability or additional needs.

Council for disabled children - are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

Disability. Pregnacy and Parenthood International - information and enquiry service on all aspects for pregnancy and parenthood.

Disablity Rights UK - works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

dysTalk - information on specific learning disabilities and advice on how parents can optimise their child's learning.

Equality and Human Rights Commission - creating a fairer Britain, this website takes a look at your rights. A website with the aim of sharing information for independent living.

Family Fund - is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

I CAN - provides a range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and practitioners about speech, language and communication.

IPSEA - provides Independent Parental Special Education Advice on all educational matters for SEN. 

National Autistic Society - advice and support for children and adults with autism.

NDCS - National Deaf Children's Society is a charity for deaf children and their families.

Mencap - supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

PDA Society - Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a profile that describes those whose main characteristic is to avoid everyday demands and expectations to an extreme extent. The PDA Society provide information, support and training for individuals, families and professionals. 

RNIB - Royal National Institute of the Blind which helps living with sight loss.

Scope - support and advice to people with disabilities and their families.

Sibs - for people who grow up with a brother or sister with special needs, disability or chronic illness. Also has useful information for parents of children with special needs.

SNAP Cymru - offers information and support to families of children and young people in Wales who have special educational needs. Advice and information available on the website in English and Welsh.

Special Needs Jungle - provides parent-centred information, news, special needs resources and informed opinion about SEND and disabilities.

Tourettes Action - works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is the leading support and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome and their families. 

The ADHD Foundation - is service for people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.

The Dyslexia and SpLD Trust - provides information to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector.