Click on the links below to access a range of useful websites:


Autism and Asperger

The site includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, and about the support and services available.


Contact a Family

Contact a Family (CaF) is a UK charity helping families who care for children with any disability or special need . The website has information on over 1,000 rare syndromes and rare disorders and can put families in touch with each other.


DfES – Mental Health

Mental health is about maintaining a good level of personal and social functioning. For children and young people, this means getting on with others, both peers and adults, participating in educative and other social activities, and having a positive self-esteem. Mental health is about coping and adjusting to the demands of growing up.


DfES – Parents’ Section

Useful information about many aspects of education, e.g. what your child is learning, how they are tested, admissions, health and welfare and learning at home. There is also help and advice on Special Educational Needs.



A centre for SEN, aiming to provide a wide range of advice and materials for teachers, parents and others interested in working with children with special educational needs.


Down's Syndrome Association

The Down's Syndrome Association support parents and carers of people with Down's syndrome and helps improve the lives of people with this condition.


Dyslexia Institute

The Dyslexia Institute (DI) is an educational charity, founded in 1972, for the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia and for the training of specialist teachers. It has grown to become the only national dyslexia teaching organisation in the world.


Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation supports individuals and families affected by developmental dyspraxia and increases the understanding and awareness of this disability.



EQUALs is an organisation of schools and individuals that work on entitlement and quality education for pupils with severe learning difficulties.



The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) promotes the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special educational needs.



OASSIS offers a unique information service for parents and professionals. If you believe a person in your care may have special needs or you are struggling to get the answers you require, contact OAASIS. If they cannot help then they will point you in the right direction.


Parents for Inclusion

Parents helping parents so that disabled children can learn, make friends and have a voice in ordinary school and throughout life.



Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Helps blind and partially sighted people in the UK.



The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) helps deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the UK



Scope is a disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Scope's aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued, and have the same human and civil rights, as everyone.


SNAP (Cymru)

SNAP Cymru is the leading provider of Independent Parental Support Services in Wales providing information and support to families of children and young people who have or may have special educational needs.



The children’s mental health charity which has a range of information on a variety of subjects such as ADHD, adolescents, bereavement, children under 12, depression, education and mental health.

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