The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Provides information and support for parents/carers and professionals caring for children and young people who have severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

Contact a Family

Information on any aspect of caring for a disabled child, including an online A-Z directory of conditions and services such as a resource directory and contact numbers.

Council for Disabled Children

The umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England.  See useful publications including Disabled children: a legal handbook and Inclusion Policy.

Disability Action

Supports people with disabilities to attain their full rights as citizens by supporting inclusion, influencing policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people.

Disability Alliance UK

Publishes the Disability Rights Handbook and works to improve the living standards of disabled people.

Down's Syndrome Association

Resources and information for people with Down's syndrome and their families.


Epilepsy Action

Information and advice on living with epilepsy, for children and adults with epilepsy, their families, employers, and educational, health and other professionals.

Every Disabled Child Matters

Campaigns for the rights of every disabled child, to ensure disabled children and their families have the services and support they need to lead ordinary lives.


Works in partnership with parents and carers to enable disabled children and young people to develop their skills and abilities and to fulfil their potential.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

Information, training and support for parents and childcare practitioners on ADHD and related learning disabilities.

National Autistic Society

Charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families, providing information, support and services.

The National Deal Childen's Society

Expert information and support services for deaf children and young people and their families.

Picture Exchange Communication System

PECS is an alternative/augmentative communication system that teaches students to initiate spontaneous communication in a social context from the outset.


Creates opportunities for children and adults of all abilities to enjoy life together, with informaton and advice on integrated clubs an activities.

Personal Communications Passports

Person-centred booklets fr those who cannot speak easily themselves.


Information, advice and imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges for all those with sight loss.

Royal Association for the Deaf

Support and advice for deaf people to receive the same access and opportunities as hearing people.


Provides helps and information on cerebal palsy and campaigns to raise awareness, change attitudes and influence government policy.

Special Needs Kids

Information directory of products and services to help parents and carers of children with special needs and learning disabilities.

Transition Information Network

Support for disabled young people in transition to adulthood, with information about the transition process that will be useful to professionals and parents/carers.

Whizz Kidz

Helping childrena nd yung people who have a disability live a life with no limits.