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) 

British Dyslexia Association 

BullyingUK part of family lives

Children’s Legal Centre Free legal information, advice and representation for children, young people, their families, carers and professionals.

Brittle Bone Society

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE)

Contact a charity for families of disabled children.

Council for Disabled Children

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Diabetes UK 

Disability Living Foundation       

Down’s Syndrome Association

Dyslexia Action

English Federation of Disability Sport

Epilepsy Action

Family Fund Charity aiming to support, advise and possibly help with funds for families with severely disabled children.

Haemophilia Society

Huntington’s Disease Association  

Headway National Head Injuries Association

I CAN - The children's communication charity supports children with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Information, Advice and Support Services Network

Leukaemia Care

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)

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

National Association of Special Educational Needs

National Asthma UK

National Autistic Society

National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Families can also contact NDCS through their Freephone helpline on 0808 800 8880, helpline@ndcs.org.uk or NDCS live chat. Deaf children and young people can access information, share their experiences and have fun at www.buzz.org.uk.

National Eczema Society 

National Federation of the Blind     

National Society for Epilepsy

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.

Physically Disabled and Able Bodied (PHAB)

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.

The Stroke Association

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums

Young Minds improving children's wellbeing and mental health.