SEND Family Instincts

Supporting families through all aspects of education, understanding and applying for EHCP and support.  Through a paid support structure you can have access to an advocate at any time to help with the daily challenges.


Lynn McCann is an experienced teacher who looks at support, training and advice for those working with autistic children in school.
Her years of working with autistic children has allowed her to experience
and understand their specific educational needs.

Autism Education Trust

Autism Education Trust ensure that every child with autism has the opportunity to receive and engage in suitable education by providing teaching partners to those children that need them and to train individuals to teach.

Schudio TV

Schudio TV offers a range of training for teachers and education professionals.

During the Coronavirus pandemic they are offering some free training for parents and families with disabled children to help them with the new education model and how to explain it to their children to help eliminate fears and concerns about going back to school.

Special Educational Consortium

The Special Educational Consortium (SEC) is a group of organisations who protect and promote the right of disabled children and children with special educational needs to a high – quality education which meets their needs. SEC also has a Parliamentary Group that is particularly active during the passage of legislation. The role of the Parliamentary Group is to represent the views of SEC to members of parliament. What do they do? •They provide the SEN and disability sector with a strong and unified voice with which to talk to Government, Parliament and officials. •They provide a forum for the its members to develop their thinking on education policy and set political strategy across the sector. For more information visit the website or ring the number.

SEN Teacher

SEN Teacher provides cost-free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities.

Reading Rockets

Teaching kids to read, especially those who struggle. Research, classroom strategies, parent tips, books & authors, and much more, for educators and families.


A charity that supports teachers of pupils with learning difficulties including production of support materials and workshops.

Buttle UK – School Fees programme

Buttle UK’s Boarding Chances for Children programme supports children (aged 11-16) who are experiencing severe family, social, emotional or health problems at home by providing funding to access the care and support provided by a pastorally strong boarding place which will address social and educational needs. The focus is on vulnerable, single parent low-income families who would otherwise not have this opportunity open to them.

Special Educational Needs Advice Centre

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