Help / Resources - United Kingdom
About Learning Disabilities
Offers a unique reference point on comprehensive advice on learning disabilities.
Asperger Support Group On-Line (UK)
On-line support group for individuals with Asperger Syndrome.
Asperger Syndrome UK
An information hub about Asperger Syndrome. Run by a father of a son with Asperger Syndrome.
The Autism Centre (UK)
Dedicated to providing information and help both to parents of Autistic Spectrum and brain injured children and to practioners in the Health and Education sectors.
The Autism Centre at Sheffield Hallam University
The Centre is an evolving and developing organisation dedicated to enabling people with autistic spectrum disorders, parents, families and professionals to access information about the autistic spectrum.
Its primary task has been to seek to influence and help develop a strategic vision for autism in Wales, and this is being done at both national and local level.
An independent website evolved from the dovetailing of two innovative UK charities, Allergy induced Autism and Visceral, both dedicated to the investigation and treatment of dietary, gastrointestinal and immune issues in autistic spectrum disorders.
Autism Partnership UK
Established in 2000 to provide a comprehensive service to families and professionals caring for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Our method is based on an established and systematic research based strategy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which has been proven scientifically to be the most effective treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Autism Research Unit at the Univeristy of Sunderland
Started in 1982, the unit’s two main aims are to provide a basis for research into the possible causes of autism and to provide an accessible store of traditional and current research information on autism (known as the Autism Research Database).
Autism West Midlands (Birmingham, UK)
Aims to improve the quality of life for people with ASD and their families by raising awareness of the condition and by making provision for the individual needs of people with ASD.
British Academy of Childhood Disability
An organisation for professionals working in the field of childhood disability. The group operates as an interest group of the British Association of Community Child Health, a specialty group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and as the UK branch of the European Academy of Childhood Disability.
British Association of Play Therapists
Professional Association for play therapy in Britain. Play Therapy is a way of helping children express their feelings and deal with their emotional problems, using play as the main communication tool.
British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
Committed to improving the quality of life for people with a learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are accepted as equal citizens with the potential to make a positive contribution to our communities.
A parent-run UK website with information on Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Different Worlds (Basingstoke, UK)
Support group for parents, family members, carers of children and young people as well as adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Geoff Thorley (UK) Dr Thorley is Consultant and Head Clinical Psychologist for the Leicestershire Mental Health Service. His NHS Clinic accepts referrals from a wide range of health professionals, social workers and educational psychologists. Young people up to the age of 18 years and their families are offered help with a wide range of mental health difficulties. Private consultations are also available at clinics in Leicester, Peterborough and London.
The Trust is a handful of people who are committed to effective support for all families in the UK with a child with a disability and special needs. Our collective background includes education, therapy, writing, university teaching, research and policy-making.
Happy Kids Holidays
A non profit making association (lio 1901) aimed at supporting families with children and teenagers with Autistic Spectrum Disorders who want to come on holiday in France.
Hillingdon Manor School
An independent special school for children aged between 3½ years and 19 years of age.
Hope for Autism in North Lanarkshire
Our Mission is to develop specialist services for young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and those who care for them in North Lanarkshire and to encourage a better understanding of the condition.
Provides computer systems, adapted as necessary for use with disabilities, to children on the autistic spectrum who would benefit from such technology. Technologies such as large keyboards, trackball mice, and touch screens can make all the difference.
Keys for Learning
We use a range of techniques, underpinned by the evidence-based principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), to teach skills that are underdeveloped. Target areas include communication, play skills, social skills, adaptive living skills and school skills.
Learning Development Community (LDC)
A lively, virtual community – a ‘network of networks’ – with a growing directory of diverse learning opportunities which is rapidly developing from its launch on December 1, 2007. The LDC exists to make learning (and the sharing of problems and solutions) both easier and more fun, for everyone with an interest in provision and/or services for ASD; BESD or Looked After Children…
The LIME (Look Into My Eyes) is being written by parents themselves for other parents to share in, learn from, and relate to the experiences we all have. This is an essential resource for parents in the never ending search for everything special needs children require.
Linwood School (Bournemouth)
Welcomes pupils from a wide geographical area and support a comprehensive range of Special Educational Needs. The range of needs includes moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties and pupils with autistic spectrum disorders.
Little Nut Tree Toys (UK)
As well as an exciting online store, Little Nut Tree Toys is also a fantastic resource for parents and carers of children. We have a play ideas and advice area with hints and tips for play activities to keep children entertained plus a community chat area where you can talk to other parents and make new friends.
Logan Technologies Ltd.
Dedicated to bringing you easy to use, reliable and robust low to mid-tech AAC devices you can use out of the box.
Maxine Aston (B.Sc. Honours Psychology) Conventry, UK
Specialises in counselling individuals, couples or families who are affected by Asperger Syndrome. As parents of children who are diagnosed with AS, we understand how essential is it that families of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, educators who teach children with AS, professionals working with individuals diagnosed with AS, and individuals with AS who are seeking support, have access to information.
Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Mouse Trial (UK)
MouseTrial is a fun game designed for kids with autistic spectrum disorders. It’s based on the method of discrete trial therapy which is used in most ABA programs.
PAPA (Parents & Professionals & Autism), Ireland
Formed in 1989 by a group of concerned parents and professionals. We are a registered charity in N Ireland. PAPA seeks to ensure that people within the Autistic Spectrum and their carers have access to appropriate services, enabling people with Autism to be valued members of their community.
Parents for Inclusion (UK)
Parents for Inclusion is a network of parents of disabled children and children with ‘special needs’. In our families and as an organisation we have worked together with disabled people to build inclusive communities in ordinary life, where all people are truly welcome.
Rebound Therapy Dot Org
Rebound Therapy it is the use of trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise and therapy for people with a wide range of special needs.This website exists to provide an opportunity for those involved in Rebound Therapy to publish and share their experiences and for students and practitioners to find and request information.
Rett Syndrome Association UK
A national organisation giving help, advice and support to parents, carers, siblings and professionals, in fact anybody involved with a child or adult who has Rett syndrome.
The Scottish Society for Autism
A Scottish registered charity established in 1968 and works together with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, carers, and other organizations, agencies, and individuals in Scotland to provide training in education, care, support and life opportunities for persons of all ages with ASD.
A charitable organisation that exists to promote excellence in services for children and young people who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
SEN Assist is a range of highly motivating ICT learning tools for students with Special Educational Needs, allowing an individual education to be a realistic expectation. Developed by special needs teachers for teachers.
Sensory Integration Network (UK and Ireland)
Sensory Integration Network is committed to the promotion and development of sensory integration theory and practice.
Educational toys and games for children with special needs.
Sense is the UK’s leading organisation for children or adults who are deafblind or have associated disabilities.
Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
A national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of impairment in post-16 education, training and employment.
Therapy in Praxis (North Yorkshire)
An independent paediatric assessment and therapy practice which offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment programmes designed to help a child to achieve sensory integration.
Operates in the North of England and North Wales providing care, education, support and improved life opportunities for young people in need. We have been operating in the region since 1870. We serve children, young people and young adults who are experiencing emotional, behavioural or social difficulties, physical and/or learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.
Treating Autism (UK)
The purpose of this site is to provide you with a resource for learning. We list the common issues, the science and studies, ‘bite-size’ information, a Beginners Guide to give you ideas for getting started and Stories of Hope to inspire you!
The Wessex Autistic Society
Works toward providing quality services for those with Autism and their families while also advocating best practice, and offer a range of training courses for professionals working with people on the Autism spectrum.
Wirral Autistic Society
The Wirral Autistic Society has a commitment to ensuring that people with autistic spectrum disorders are offered a high quality service, specifically targeted at their unique disability. Wherever practical, preference will be given to people within our catchment area, but this does not preclude applications from elsewhere.
Woodcote Adult Respite
Based in long-established premises on a quiet street in the centre of Purley, this new unit offers both residential and respite care including a day care service for adults (aged 18 to 65) with disabilities.