IPSEA

Tel: 0800 018 416

Web: www.ipsea.org.uk

IPSEA are a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales on a range of topics including:

• local authorities’ legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs;
• exclusions of children with special needs/disabilities; and
• actions or inaction by local authorities and/or schools which discriminateagainst children with disabilities.

Bibic

Tel: 01278 684060

Email: info@bibic.org.uk
Web: www.bibic.org.uk/

Our mission is to help children (aged 6 months to 18 years) with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities to achieve their potential for a happier and more fulfilled life. Bibic therapists work closely with children, young people and their families to help them tackle challenges affecting their social, physical, communication and learning abilities. These include developmental conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, brain injury and other conditions like dyslexia and Asperger’s syndrome that impact on learning and development.

Contact a Family

Tel: 0808 808 3555

Email: info@cafamily.org.uk

Contact a Family's vision is that all families with disabled children are empowered to live the lives they choose to live, and achieve their full potential, for themselves, for the communities they live in and for society. They provide a voice to raise awareness and campaign for families. Their Freephone Helpline can help with information on benefits and any other aspect of caring for your disabled child. Guides are available by post or on line, and a Directory of conditions is published, giving information on specific conditions and support groups. Assistance is also given in setting up Parent groups and making contact with other families.

Family Fund

Tel: 0845 130 4542

Email: info@familyfund.org.uk
Website: www.familyfund.org.uk

The Family Fund is a registered charity covering the whole of the UK and is funded by the national governments of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We are the largest independent grant-giving organisation helping low-income families caring for a severely disabled child. We support families by providing grants that relate to the need of their disabled child or young person. In 2009-10, the Fund distributed £32.8 million to 55,000 families.

National Autistic Society

Website: www.nas.org.uk

The NAS champions the rights and interests of all people with autism. We aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon.

• Information and signposting

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Tel: 01793 619096

Email: bryan.short@rainbowtrust.org.uk
Website: www.rainbowtrust.org.uk

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides family care at home for children with life threatening or terminal illness and their families, at times of crisis. Practical & emotional support offered from diagnosis through to and following possible bereavement.

SIBS

Contact: Heather Campbell

Email: info@sibs.org.uk
Website: www.sibs.org.uk

Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations.

Visually Impaired Children Taking Action - Victa

Website: www.victa.org.uk

VICTA was founded in 1987 and offers families in the UK with a visually impaired child a variety of services, the primary one being the grants giving scheme. The funds provide adapted computers with screen enlarger and speech software, sensory toys and Braille equipment. We also provide funding to support children and young people to attend activity breaks to increase confidence, independance and to meet new people.

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