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A collection of links to websites of online communities which have a Learning Disability/Difficulty focus. *FREE* to join - you just need an email address - and invariably the most useful source of current information from around the UK and Ireland.
  • We provide professionals in health, education and social care with a way to find their CPD. This will enable them to deliver the best possible care, education and social support to their clients. By creating a community of professionals we are encouraging sharing of specialist knowledge and expertise as well as a method of income generation for individuals and organisations. We are the only national platform for you to find providers AND for you to advertise the CPD you offer. The community is free to join, free to advertise and you will have access to our simple search system to find great CPD opportunities. Search our database of professionals or browse our conferences and short courses so you don’t have to spend time trawling the internet, looking on site after site, filtering the information and making comparisons.

    http://www.trainingconnector.co.uk/
  • This link takes you to a listing of all the public mailing lists concerned with education. They can be a very useful source of information on all sorts of issues connected with learning differently. For example here you'll find the SENCo forum, Multi-Sensory Impairment and Easyspeak.

    http://lists.education.gov.uk/mailman/listinfo/
  • Selective Mutism Advice and Support / A support group for teens and adults with Selective Mutism

    http://www.ispeak.org.uk
  • Easy to understand information about adult life for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Portals currently exist for the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge ...

    http://www.clickstart.org.uk/
  • Designed as "self-help" group for parents of children, of any age, on the Autistic Spectrum. Unlike many similar groups this is run by parents of an autistic child. Anyone can join by request. Pleased be assured we will not allow ANY on-line bullying, swearing or other unsuitable behaviour !

    http://groups.google.co.uk/group/Parents-of-Autism-UK?hl=en
  • This is an open network to anyone interested in health issues and learning disability. It is free but you'll need an email facility. There are approximately 1200 members nationally and we have network meetings four times a year -always 11-3pm. The remit of the forum is to assist practitioners with the health agenda, to problem solve, share information and to network. To join please email Janet Cobb - janet.cobb@nwtdt.com

    http://www.nwtdt.com/
  • A discussion list for Assistive Technology providers in Higher Education institutions

    http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/IT-ASSIST.html
  • A discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.

    http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/dis-forum.html
  • A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.

    http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/assistech.html
  • The Foundation’s forums offer more excellent and very popular subjects: Choice Forum, the UK Health and Learning Disability Network, PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities) Network, and Hidden Loves (same sex relationships). These different forums are an unending source of invaluable knowledge - have a look.

    http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/information/have-your-say/
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