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Support Organisations, Services and Advocacy
ENABLE Scotland is the leading charity for people who have learning disabilities in Scotland. Enable runs a range of services throughout Scotland & campaigns for better opportunities for people who have learning disabilities.
Cerebra is a charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain-related conditions through research, education and direct support.
Bibic is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with special needs. Specialising in challenging behaviour and can offer support if your child has not been diagnosed.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation offers advice, support and forum for children and adults with severe learning disabilities.
Celebrating 40 years of enabling disabled children and their families to enjoy their lives.
Information and support to families and individuals affected by any rare chromosome disorder and to the professionals who work with them.
Leading UK charity for people with autism and their families. NAS Helpline: Mon-Fri 10 am to 4pm 0845-070 4004 firstname.lastname@example.org Information Centre: 020-7903 3599
Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Mencap is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
Mencap Direct is the easiest way for you to find the right learning disability support in your area.
The UK Health and Learning Disability Network is a network open to anyone with an interest in health and learning disability issues. Janet Cobb is the network facilitator.
The Engaging Disabilities website aims to make it as easy as possible for young people with disabilities to access provision in the Thanet area.
Health Care Direct Ltd ("HCD") distributes disposable and medical equipment, dental products and nursing supplies.
The Westminster Society aims to provide quality services and opportunities for people with learning disabilities and their families in Westminster, London.
Parents, carers, teaching assistants, and creators, illustrators, developers and photographers who care about Autism.
Kisharon provides the Jewish community with vital support for hundreds of people with learning difficulties and their families.
A website for The Enable Young People’s Project, which aims to promote independence and social inclusion to young disabled people in Derbyshire.
Nordoff-Robbins transforms the lives of children and adults constrained by disability through the power of music.
Provides services to families, schools, hospitals, children's homes and other organisations in the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley area.
Netbuddy supports The Learning Disability Coalition - where organisations work together to ensure there is enough public funding for people with a learning disability to have the same chances and choices as everyone else.
The Richmond Branch of the NAS has produced an Info Pack to support anyone affected by autism/Asperger syndrome, including parents, carers & professionals. It can be downloaded via their website.
Designed to support families in Ealing, there is a lot of useful information here for all families of disabled children.
Epilepsy Scotland provides information and support on all aspects of living with epilepsy in Scotland
Web Resources and Publications
Parenting Special Needs Magazine is a free online resource for families of children with special needs.
Talk to other parents about all aspects of caring for children with special needs, plus information and advice.
Futureofdowns.com is a website run by parents of children with Down's syndrome for anyone who needs support or advice about Down's syndrome.
Magazine highlighting and promoting lifestyle issues that are important to disabled people in the UK. Includes discussion forum.
A one stop resource and directory for sourcing community services, care information, events and social interactivity for adults and children with learning disabilities.
Care Talk is a new monthly publication for the social care sector, including both care homes & care home services.
Learning Disability Today magazine provides a round up of news and features from the learning disability sector. LDT online also includes blogs & videos.
Progress is the transition magazine promoting positive transition planning for young people with additional needs.
A GMC website which aims to help doctors work more effectively with patients who have learning disabilities.
Products and Equipment
Bag Books produces multi-sensory stories for children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. They also run storytelling sessions.
Fledglings is a charity which assists parents and carers of disabled children, or those with additional needs of any kind, by identifying, sourcing and supplying practical, affordable products.
Learning Space specialises in educational resources, toys, games, software, books and other products to inspire and educate children.
NRS Healthcare: Daily living products to help with toileting, bathing, mobility, moving and handling and sensory difficulties etc. A product advisory helpline also available
Designs, manufactures and distributes a range of weighted therapy products for children and adults with sensory needs.
Develops and manufactures a range of sensory products for carers and teachers of people with special needs.
Offers a range of special needs toys, from mobile multi-sensory, to swings, trampolines and other sensory integration kit, switches, rewards and small sensory toys.
Grants and Financial Help
The True Colours Trust provides grants for services to children and young people with complex disabilities in the UK and Africa.
Blogs we like
www.communitycare.co.uk/cc-blogs - The Adult Care Blog looks behind the policies, practices and personalities involved in the care of older and disabled people for any hidden truths, helpful tips or humour.
http://www.wonderbaby.org/ - Dedicated to helping children with multiple disabilities.
www.avazapp.com - Blog about apps for autism.
http://www.theextraordinarygirl.com/ - the triumphs and challenges of a girl with Downs Syndrome.