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Charities for

Information & Support

 

Below are links to several charities and professional bodies that provide helpful support and resources. Click the name or the link to visit the website. 


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. 

www.afasic.org.uk


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

www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk


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

www.thebridgecharity.org.uk


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

www.cerebra.org.uk


Contact a family are a charity and resource for families with disabled children.

www.contact.org.uk


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

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/


Information and resources about Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-ordination Disorder. 

www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk


ICANis 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.

www.ican.org.uk


London Sports Forum is a resource about sports, including supporting access to sport for Disabled People.

www.londonsportsforum.org.uk/


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

www.metooandco.org.uk/


Muscular Dystrophy are a support charity for those with muscular dystrophy and other muscle wasting conditions. 

www.musculardystrophyuk.org/


The National Autistic Society provide information and support about autism. 

www.autism.org.uk/


The Royal National Institute for Deaf and hard of hearing people provides information and resources about hearing loss. 

www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/


SCOPE supports those with Cerebral Palsy.

www.scope.org.uk/


Information and support about semantic pragmatic disorder. 

www.spdsupport.org.uk/


Sentence Trouble is a pdf resource which indicates that '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.

www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/media/13571/sentence_trouble_-_march_2010.pdf


Talking Point is a resource for parents/carers and practitioners to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.

www.talkingpoint.org.uk/


Young Minds has a great website that is child and teenage-friendly. It provides useful resources on child and adolescent mental health. 

https://youngminds.org.uk/


The British Dyslexia Association provides information about dyslexia for individuals with dyslexia, parents and education settings. 

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/


The National Literacy Trust are an independent charity working with schools and communities to support children to develop literacy skills.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/


The British Stammering Association provide information, advice and resources for those who stammer. 

www.stammering.org/


Action for stammering children is a resource for children, parents, schools and speech & language therapists. 

https://actionforstammeringchildren.org/