Charities for Information & Support

Below are links to several charities and professional bodies that provide helpful support and resources.

Afasic is charity that supports children and their parents living with speech and language impairment. There are useful parent’s forums where experienced parents can share their questions and ideas

Aspergers Syndrome Foundation has information and frequently asked questions about Asperger’s Syndrome.

The Bridge Charity works with families and their children who have communication difficulties such as Autistic Spectrum and Attention Deficit Disorder

Cerebra are a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions

Contact a Family for families with disabled children

Downs-syndrome Association has information and resources for people living with Down’s Syndrome.

The Dyspraxia Foundation

ICAN is a UK charity for children with speech, language and communication needs. “2.7 million children in the UK struggle to communicate. In some parts of the UK, upwards of 50% of children are starting school with poor language skills. That means 2 to 3 students in every classroom.” There are some interesting links to their services including excellent courses for practitioners and parents

London Sports forum for Disabled People

Me too & Co a charity helping children with additional needs and their families in the Richmond area

Muscular-dystrophy

The National Autistic Society

The Royal National Institute for Deaf & Hard of Hearing People

SCOPE Supporting those with Cerebral Palsy

Semantic Pragmatic Disorder Support Page

www.sentencetrouble.info “At least 60% of young people in the youth justice system have communication needs”. This website highlights the link between communication difficulties and youth offending. It is aimed at anyone working with young people in and around the youth justice system, but is very interesting general reading for these recent research findings

Talking Point

The Young Minds charity has a great website that is child and teenage-friendly

The British Dyslexia Association:
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

The National Literacy Trust:
literacytrust.org.uk

The British Stammering Association:
www.stammering.org

The Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood:
www.stammeringcentre.org

The Selective Mutism Information and Research Association:
www.selectivemutism.co.uk