An independent voluntary organisation that offers information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special needs
A parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. They provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produce a range of publications.
The Council for Disabled Children provides an information service to parents and professionals on the needs of disabled pre-school children, pupils and students.
SENAC is a charity in Northern Ireland providing an independent advice, information and advocacy service for parents of children and young people with special educational needs up to the age of 19 across a wide range of learning difficulties. Advice Line: 028 9079 5779
SNAP Cymru provides free advice to families who have children with special educational needs in Wales. You can find details about their services on their website, or you can ring their helpline on 0845 1203730.
Disability Action can provide general information on the needs of disabled children and pupils in Northern Ireland. Tel: 028 9029 7880.
CSIE gives information and advice on the special educational needs of pre-school children and school pupils up to the age of 19. CSIE also supports parents’ campaign groups, families and schools, and produces a range of booklets and information factsheets.
IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs. All their advice is given by trained volunteers. Tel: 0800 0184016 (Freephone)