Useful Websites

Advice and Information

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/who-to-contact/Information-Advice-and-Support-Kent

http://www.ace-ed.org.uk/ gives good information and advice about Admissions, Attendance, Bullying, Exclusions and Special Educational Needs.

https://raisingchildren.net.au/school-age Australian website providing a range of advice and links regarding child development for school age children

http://www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories​.

 

Support Groups

https://space2beme.org.uk/  a local support group for parents of children with special need. No diagnosis required for support. Clubs for children with needs

https://contact.org.uk/ support for families with children who have development or learning needs, health needs or disabilities

 

ADHD

https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/ 

 

Autism

https://www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx and https://www.autism.org.uk/ The National Autistic Society give useful advice to parents of autistic children, including an online directory which will pull together information according to your child’s age diagnosis and where they live.

https://www.kentautistictrust.org/

 

Cognition Needs

https://www.mencap.org.uk/  and https://www.cerebra.org.uk/  for learning disabilities and difficulties support

 

Dyslexia

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/ a useful website with information about dyslexia, assessment and identification, exam concessions etc.

 

Dyspraxia

https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ for support with Dyspraxia otherwise known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder. Offers information and supports individuals and families affected by developmental dyspraxia through books, suggestions and an adult support group.

 

Hearing

https://www.ndcs.org.uk/ National Deaf Children’s Society – have an informative website including information about a new software reader for spoken text on the web.

https://apdsupportuk.yolasite.com/ for support with Auditory Processing Disorder

 

Mental Health

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ Mental Health Foundation has on-line information about anxiety, depression, ADHD etc.

https://www.kooth.com/ Free and anonymous online support, including counselling, for children and young people.

https://youngminds.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh7qS3Nfh4gIV1oXVCh3OrwSOEAAYASAAEgI1y_D_BwE support for young people including a parent support line

 

Motor Skills

https://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/  American website providing a range of activities and advice to support fine and gross motor skills

 

Sensory Processing Disorder

https://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/ and https://thesensoryseeker.com/sensory-processing-disorder-in-the-uk/ for sensory processing disorder support

 

Sight

https://www.rnib.org.uk/ here are around two million people in the UK with sight problems and RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the leading charity offering practical support, advice and information to anyone with a sight problem. Their pioneering work helps not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.

 

Speech and Language

http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/ Speech and Language Services – Talking Point provides a guide to speech and language services and useful links to other associated websites.




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