Special Educational Needs
Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website. It provides accurate information on rights and the law.
An independent national service centre for parents of children in state-funded education. They operate a dedicated advice line. The key topics on which ACE can provide further advice, information and support are: exclusion from school, school admissions, special educational needs and all other education-based issues with particular focus on the legal position/rights of parents and how to take unresolved matters further.
Does your child have a disability or special need? Would you like to talk to another parent who understands what you are going through and can offer emotional and practical support?Face 2 Face is Scopes one-to-one befriending service for parents of disabled children.
Since April 2013 Family Lives has been running a Parent Partnership Service to Croydon residents providing independent information, advice and guidance for parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
this site provides a Special Needs Schools guide to help you find a suitable special school for your child.
Here they have information on assessments, statements and types of support available during your childs school years.
Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws and services, challenge prejudice, and directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose.
Here they provide services and support in the Reading area to children and adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders in the form of a drop-in information centre, a family support team and various clubs and activities. 21 Alexandra Road, Reading, RG1 5PE
This is a national charity offering support, information and contact between families of children with special needs. They focus on bringing families together through a secure website and message board and organised family days.
Here they have a directory of special schools with a useful and easy to use search menu so you can narrow down the search results to your specific requirements.
Here they work to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families.