Special educational needs and disability websites
The following organisations can provide further information and support:
Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites.
Advisory Centre for Education advice and information on education issues.
AFASIC Supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
Barnardo’s Children's charity.
British Deaf Association (BDA)
BullyingUK part of family lives
Children’s Legal Centre Free legal information, advice and representation for children, young people, their families, carers and professionals.
Contact a charity for families of disabled children.
Disability Alliance UK (help4me)
Family Fund Charity aiming to support, advise and possibly help with funds for families with severely disabled children.
I CAN - The children's communication charity supports children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice
LOOK National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children)
KIDS (Working with disabled children, young people and their families)
MENCAP Support people with a learning disability.
Motability Exchange your mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
MIND (National Association for Mental Health)
National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Families can also contact NDCS through their Freephone helpline on 0808 800 8880, firstname.lastname@example.org or NDCS live chat. Deaf children and young people can access information, share their experiences and have fun at www.buzz.org.uk.
Network 81 A national network of parents working towards properly resourced inclusive education for children with special needs.
Newlife A free national Helpline which supports and informs families of children with disabilities and terminal illness as well as grants for essential medical equipment.
Parents for Inclusion Support site run for parents by parents who have children with disabilities and are committed to their children's inclusion.
Special Needs Jungle Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN, special needs, disability, health conditions and rare diseases.
Young Minds improving children's wellbeing and mental health.