Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Links for Parents

  • Add + Up
    was set up to bring families together, to guide parents in the right direction to find the practical help they need for their children and to promote both public and professional awareness of ADHD.
    Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. We provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produces a range of publications. Members meet in local groups in many areas of the UK
  • British Dyslexia Association
    The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential
  • British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
    BILD is committed to improving the quality of life for the 1.2 million people in the UK with a learning disability. 
  • Contact a Family
    Every day over 75 children in the UK are born or diagnosed with a serious disability or rare syndrome and the vast majority of them are cared for at home. Contact a Family is the only UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child.
  • Council for Disabled Children
    A national forum for the discussion, development and dissemination of policy and practice issues for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs 
  • Dyslexia Action
    Founded in 1972, Dyslexia Action is a national charity and the UK’s leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. It provides assessment and tuition for children and adults and runs specialist teacher training courses.
  • I CAN
    I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.
  • LDA
    Over the last 30 years, with the help and support of many teachers and professionals, LDA has become a successful mainstream publisher. Today, still focused on special needs, LDA works to develop the right products for the right children, producing resources that are perfect for all educational needs
  • Makaton
    Makaton signing system resources
  • Mencap
    Mencap is the UK’s leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
  • National Deaf Children’s Society
    The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.
    Nasen is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs. Nasen reaches a huge readership through its journals: British Journal of Special Education, Support for Learning, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs and the magazine Special.
    Scope is a disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Our 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 else.
    SEBDA is a charitable organisation that exists to promote excellence in services for children and young people who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • SEN Magazine
    SEN Magazine is the UK’s leading special educational needs magazine which covers many topics including Asperger’s, dyslexia, dyspraxia, choosing the right school and much more.
  • Special Needs Jungle
    Parent led information, resources and opinion about children and young people with SEN and disabilities.