DASH

DASH believes that Disability does not mean Inability, please look at the link for this group to see a huge variety of activities, help, advice and the chance to be part of something new. From an inclusive and adaptable Sunday youth club to team sports to days out, swimming sessions, reading and writing skills classes, line dancing, boccia the list goes on and on.

Contact

Gives advice and information to families with disabled or special needs children. The organisation also provides a range of factsheets and has a network of volunteer representatives. Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (Freephone: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm).

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE)

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.

Sensory Linq UK

Sensory Linq are specialists in the field of sensory impairment. They offer support, guidance and training to local authorities, social and health care agencies in order to help them meet statutory requirements. They can even give you advice on meeting the needs of children who are deafblind (have multisensory impairment) on request.

Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are Deafblind. They were established from a family support group in 1955 by parents whose children were born with rubella, and the experience, skills and views of families remain central to their work. You can see how they have developed over almost 60 years on their website. Sense offers high-quality, flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and a dedicated network of volunteers. They work with a wide range of Deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs. They work with children, young people, adults and older people with a progressive sight and hearing loss, offering a range of housing, educational and leisure opportunities. They also offer support to all Deafblind people in both the congenital and acquired Deafblind communities, not just those who receive direct support and services from them.