Below you will find links to organisations supporting children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. We grouped the links into:
Aspirations for Life is a website that provides a rich variety of resources to help parents and professionals raise the employment aspirations for children and young people with learning disabilities. It also has a section for employers where, within a couple of clicks, they can find who their nearest specialist support agency are and where they are based.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation provide a range of information about understanding and supporting children and adults whose behaviour challenges. Their resources offer practical information about challenging behaviour for family carers and professionals.
Child Brain Injury Trust provides information, support and training to anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury. This includes the child, their family and the professionals who support them.
Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
Counselling Directory provides a vast support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor in their area and appropriate for their needs.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.
Home-Start is a national family support charity that helps parents to build better lives for their children. Home-Start volunteers provide support and friendship to more than 32,000 families every year.
IPSEA - Independent Parental Special Education Advice. Registered charity offering free and independent legal advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales.
KIDS is a charity working with disabled children, young people and their families across England.
The National Autistic Society provide information, support and services for people with autism and their families. NAS campaign for a better world for people with autism.
National Network of Parent Carer Forums The aim of the NNPCF is to ensure that good practice, knowledge and shared expertise about parent participation in the special educational needs system continues to grow and strengthen.
Parent Partnership Network Parent Partnership Services (PPS) are statutory services offering information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN).
Scope works with disabled people, of all ages, and their families, across England and Wales. Email us at email@example.com or call free on 0808 800 3333.
SIBS is a charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled children and adults.
Unique - The Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group Unique is a source of information and support to families and individuals affected by any rare chromosome disorder and to the professionals who work with them. Established in 1984, Unique is a UK-based charity (1110661) but welcomes members worldwide. Membership of Unique is free but the group receives no government funding and is heavily reliant on donations and fundraising to continue its work.
Carers in Bedfordshire is a not-for-profit registered charity providing support for carers of family members and friends throughout Bedfordshire. This includes those whose cared for are in a residential setting or has recently passed away. We can provide you with emotional and practical support, advocacy, signposting, training and social environments according to your needs and wishes.
Cheshire East Parent Carer Voice is a group of parents, carers and professionals who aim to enable parents' views and experiences to improve services and outcomes for our children and young people.
Find your local authority in England. Postcode search of local authorities. This online service redirects you to the SEN page on your local authoritiy's website.
A list of local councils in Wales. This online directory does not point you to the SEN page on your council's website.
A list of local councils in Scotland. This online directory does not point you to the SEN page on your council's website.
A list of local councils in Northern Ireland. This online directory does not point you to the SEN page on your council's website.