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  • This is a great find - Two British Speech Therapists blogging about all things speech and language. Information for parents: Helpful tips and ideas to encourage speech and language development in children. Information for teachers: Useful information about how to help, for teachers and other professionals who work with children.Information for SLTs: Sharing therapy ideas and resources. Seriously, take a look - you'll be glad you did.
  • The most detailed app guide for special needs families, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and teachers! Our guide breaks down apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. Included are apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and some Android apps.
  • Special Needs Jungle offers information, resource signposting and informed opinion on SEN and disability services
  • Supporting website for disabled people with disability information, benefits, welfare reform, health issues and mobility information, email advice, learning disability page and independent living products in the UK
  • From Arizona, this has been recommended to CTM as a site containing brief information on APD, Aphasia, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, SPD, VPD, memory problems, and a range of pointers on ways to assist children with specific learning disabilities. Thank you to Ashley from Amorita Charter School.
  • The CAF Directory is the UK’s leading guide to disabilities, health conditions and support available for children and their families. It has information on more than 430 different disabilities and health conditions. There is also contact information for hundreds of groups and organisations offering support to families whose children have a specific condition. This resource clearly explains disability and rare conditions to education, health, social care and all professionals working with disabled children. In the newly published edition, 72 existing entries have been updated and four new entries have been added. Each entry is endorsed by a recognised expert in the relevant field. The overall content is guided by a medical advisory panel made up of leading consultants.
  • A directory of grants for the disabled. It provides information on grants for disabled children, disabled adults,disability groups, disability equipment, holidays, and much more...
  • Articles and News about Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder caused by Reglan and other prescription medications. Tardive Dyskinesia Center offers comprehensive and up-to-date information on TD and the medications that cause this disorder.
  • What are Communication Passports? Find out why they important and why you should use them. How do I make a Passport? Resources for planning and producing a Passport. Where can I get training and support? Several courses on Passports are available from CALL Scotland. An excellent site that will tell you all you need to get started and develop useful, personal communication tools.
  • This site was created to help teachers, parents and professionals understand the workings of a Special School for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties. The examples are taken from schools in Northern Ireland although the approaches may be common to Special schools in other areas.
  • This website is a support network of UK hypnotherapists, with information on their training and experience, areas of hypnotherapy, fees and contact details. This service is free, confidential and easy to use. The link below shows results for hypnotherapists working with those with Disabilities.
  • Advocate 4 Health are a group of people with a learning disability. The Advocate 4 Health project covers, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Sutton and Wandsworth. The website is designed for people with a learning disability to access easy to understand health information. It is also a place where service providers in the 6 boroughs can advertise their details and events
  • An online directory listing thousands of counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK and Ireland. Searchable on name and location.
  • Web site information resource on aspects of learning disability and sensory impairment.
  • This website is a support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists
  • ExploreAdultLearning a unique reference point on learning a new skill as an adult. Including expert advice on Adult Dyslexia.
  • If you are a parent or family member of a child, in Parent Point you will find vital information on how to support your child's communication, or if your child has a communication disability, you will find out how you can support them. Information, FAQs and resources for professionals that work with children with communication disability.
  • UK disability and health web directory. Site includes advice, information, disabled goods, facilities and services with comprehensive listings of specific disabilities and children's section also access issues, education and the arts.
  • Offers free news, articles, product reviews and all product and vendor information of assistive technology devices.
  • The website for rebound therapy. Rebound therapy is the phrase used to describe special needs trampolining; the use of trampolines in providing therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs. Participants range from mild to severe physical disabilities to mild to profound and multiple learning disabilities. Prior to the formation of Rebound Therapy dot Org, very little published information was available for rebound therapy or special needs trampolining. However the forum now provides an opportunity for those involved to publish and share their experience and for students to find and request information.
  • A site set up to share the owner's experiences of living with Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis with other people.
  • This site provides you with information and news on Cerebral Palsy and birth related injuries. It is a dependable one-stop site for persons looking to gain education, support and legal help. People who are diagnosed with, or are friends and relatives of people with Cerebral Palsy, need a community with trustworthy resources and a place to discuss anything from coping, to real day to day activities, get newsworthy medical updates, and more.
  • Information on the subject of Asperger Syndrome and other Autistic Spectrum related disorders, while at the same time helping to create more public awareness on this little known and talked about subject.
  • Equals is committed to improving the lives of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities through supporting high quality education. We promote, share and reflect best practice in learning and teaching through collaborative working with practitioners and professionals at a national, regional and local level. EQUALS aims to: • Promote the highest standards of education for pupils with learning difficulties. • Influence the educational practice and policy at local, regional and national levels by consulting and liasing with QCA, DfES, OFSTED and the TDA. • Support teachers in applying governmental policy in the education of children with learning difficulties. • Foster high quality innovative practice, through the publication of relevant and rigorous support materials. • Advance the entitlement of pupils with learning difficulties to equality of opportunity. • Facilitate the rights of pupils to speak for themselves. • Voice the concerns of teachers and head
  • Finding out about places with good access, amenities and attitude in London.
  • Learning Disability Wales (formerly SCOVO) is the collective voice of the voluntary sector in Wales and promotes the right of children and adults with a learning disability to have valued lives. We: *** Work in partnership with other organisations, service users and their parents/carers *** Campaign to help children and adults with learning disabilities achieve valued lives *** Support the voluntary sector and its interests *** Provide and promote good practice *** Provide training and resources Operate an information service, including regular publications
  • A comprehensive and evidence-based guide to teaching dyslexic children at home. The site includes plenty of practical advice, useful not just for the parents of dyslexic children but for any parent (or grandparent) whose children, schooled or otherwise, need help with the basics of the three R's;. Home tutors and the parents of children with school phobia /school refusal may also find the content useful.
  • You can borrow books, hire DVDs, music CDs, or audio books. Use our information and enquiry service, or telephone Answers Direct 0845 603 7628. Use our computers for e-mail, the Internet, writing a letter, finding information or learning; all computers can read text to you, with symbol software in larger libraries. View art exhibitions. A tour of your library can be arranged for new members or groups.
  • The site aims to provides support, resources and information concerning semantic-pragmatic disorder--a language/communication disorder that is commonly found in children on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Learning disability partnership board website
  • Up to date information about what Oxfordshire is doing to make Valuing People happen in Oxfordshire
  • Dyslexia information, inspiration, advice & support.
  • The Electronic Bulletin goes free to over 3,500 people in all parts of the UK and Ireland and then finds it way into many other networks and countries. The address list includes people from health, education and social services, the voluntary and private sectors, parent organisations, research organisations, campaign offices, etc. People who receive the bulletin are welcome to forward it to their own colleagues and networks and to use the information in newsletters and bulletins as long as the Interconnections Electronic Bulletin is acknowledged. Information in the Bulletin can include: • News from other networks • News of government initiatives • Information about forthcoming conferences, meetings and events • Features about examples of good practice and innovative work • Summaries of research findings • Questions to which people are seeking answers • Information about small organisations and campaigns • Job vacancies
  • Deaf 24/7 An internet resource for all British Sign Language and deafness-related information especially in the United Kingdom. We are non-profit project and receive no outside funding for its maintenance.
  • Are you a young person aged 14-25, with a learning disability, going through transition and from a black or minority ethnic community?? If you said yes to all or any of these then the new website 'Moving On Up' may be just what you are looking for!
  • This web-based learning resource is for medical and health care students and practitioners. Launched at the Houses of Parliament in February 2002, the site's main aim is to provide up-to-date information about the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities. The site covers a broad focus, and articles include subjects such as prevention and diagnosis, but also social care issues, family issues and perspectives and the perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities themselves. The website is used worldwide,which is why we use 'intellectual' disability or disabilities, terms which are increasingly recognised universally. In the UK the terms most commonly used are learning disability or learning difficulty. The site is run jointly by St George's, University of London and the Down's Syndrome Association.
  • The Challenging Behaviour Foundation exists to demonstrate that individuals with severe learning disabilities who are described as having challenging behaviour can enjoy normal life opportunities when their behaviour is properly understood and appropriately managed, and to support parents and carers through education and information to enable this to happen.
  • Special Needs Kids is an Information Directory and shopping site to help parents and carers of children with special needs. Information on products and services for special needs kids, events and campaigns, disability issues, support groups, respite care, clothing, equipment, toys, leisure activities and days out, holidays, where to go for help and advice, and much more.
  • This resource is aimed at academic staff and offers strategies for promoting inclusive teaching, learning and assessment within Higher Education programmes of study.
  • Practical Parenting Advice is a FREE one-stop resource for parents and professionals wanting tips and support on child behaviour, development and family relationships. It offers parenting tips, an online course, a bookstore, a child behaviour quiz, games and activities, and more.
  • The team's aim is to provide continually updated information to those interested in enabling technologies. Developing reviews, linking to training and advice guides together with other resources
  • Communication is a basic human right, a need and a critical part of learning. For some people communicating through speech is difficult, or slow to develop. Many people now use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems. These systems supplement or support the spoken element in communication. There are different vocabularies and languages to choose from, so the individual can use the most appropriate system. 'Supporting Communication through AAC' is available to download from this site. It gives a thorough guide to supporting AAC users in all walks of life. Invaluable.
  • ARC is a membership organisation, which supports providers of services to people with a learning disability all over the UK. Member's services include daytime & leisure activities, support to people in their own homes, residential services, training for employment, special schools & colleges, staff training and information and advice.
  • The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, works with people and their families to ensure they can use effective services, play a fuller part in communities and society, and enjoy equal rights. We develop projects and services that can be copied across the UK. In all our work we want to ensure that people with learning disabilities are supported in living as active citizens in the community, with real choices.
  • This site contains lots of advice, reviews, resources and free training downloads, as well as links to many other specialist disability services.
  • We're happy to help raise awareness of Directgov - a website that provides the public with a single point of online access to government services and information. The section for disabled people covers more than just benefits and disability rights - other topics include health, education, leisure and travel. The disability team working on Directgov want to ensure that the website delivers what people want. They have been in contact with Check The Map and invite you to visit: You can email any comments
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