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There are various sources of information, support and advice relating to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

ACE Education Advice & Training

72 Durnsford Road
London N11 2EJ
Tel: 0300 0115 142 (10am-1pm Mon-Wed Term time)
Web:
www.ace-ed.org.uk Email: enquiries@ace-ed.org.uk

Action for Asperger's

Autism - Specialist Counselling Centre
9 Darwin House, Corbygate Business Park
Priors Haw Road, Corby NN17 5JG
Tel: 01536 266681 (24 hours/7 days - message facility)
or Tel: 0777 3801506 - urgent calls

Web: actionforaspergers.org

Email: info@actionforaspergers.org

The Asperger's Syndrome Foundation

c/o Littlestone Golding
Eden House
Reynolds Road
Beaconsfield
HP9 2FL
Email:
info@aspergerfoundation.org.uk
Web:
www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk

Association for all Speech Impaired Children (AFASIC)

1st Floor
20 Bowling Green Lane
London EC1R 0BD
Helpline: 0300 666 9410
Web: www.afasic.org.uk

Asthma UK

18 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA
Helpline: 0300 222 5800 (9am - 5pm Mon-Fri)
Email: info@asthma.org.uk
Web: www.asthma.org.uk

Autistica

St. Saviour's House
39-41 Union Street London SE1 1SD
Tel: 0203 8574340
Email: info@autistica.org.uk
Web: www.autistica.org.uk

Beating Eating Disorders (BEAT)

Wensum House
103 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
NR1 1DW
Tel: Helpline 0345 634 1414
Email: info@b-eat.co.uk or help@b-eat.co.uk
Tel: Youthline (age 18 & under) 0808 801 0711
(over 18) 0808 801 0677
Email: help@b-eat.co.uk
Web: www.b-eat.co.uk

British Deaf Association

Head Office, 3rd Floor, 356 Holloway Road
London N7 6PA
Tel: 020 7697 4140 SMS/Facetime: 07795 410724
Email: bda@bda.org.uk
Web: www.bda.org.uk

British Dyslexia Association

Unit 8 Bracknell Beeches
Old Bracknell Lane
Bracknell RG12 7BW
Tel: Helpline 0333 405 4567
Email: helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk
Web: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Brittle Bone Society

Grant-Patterson House, 30 Guthrie Street
Dundee DD1 5BS
Advice Line: 01382 204446
Email: bbs@brittlebone.org
Web: www.brittlebone.org

Carers UK

20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LX
Adviceline: 0808 808 7777
Email: info@ukcarers.org
Web: www.carersuk.org

Children's Chronic Arthritis Association

Ground Floor Office, Amber Gate
City Wall Road
Worcester WR1 2AH
Tel: 07958 187600
Email: info@ccaa.org.uk
Web: www.ccaa.org.uk

Contact a Family

Tel:  0121 415 4624
Email:  westmids.office@cafamily.org.uk
Web:  www.cafamily.org.uk

 

Coram Children's Legal Centre

Riverside Office Centre
Centuary House North
North Station Road
Colchester
CO1 1RE
Tel: 01206 714650 (general queries only)
Web:
www.childrenslegalcentre.com

Council for Disabled Children

8 Wakley Street
London
EC1V 7QE
Tel: 0207 843 1900
Email: cdc@ncb.org.uk
Web: www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk

Department for Education

Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester M1 2WD
Tel: 0370 000 2288
Web: www.education.gov.uk

Disability Rights UK
Plexal
14 East Bay Lane
Here East
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Stratford, London, E20 3BS
Tel: 0330 995 0414 (11am-1pm Tues & Thurs)
Email:
students@disabilityrightsuk.org
Web:
www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Down's Syndrome Association

Langdon Down Centre
2A Langdon Park
Teddington TW11 9PS
Helpline: 0333 1212 300 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
Email: info@downs-syndrome.org.uk
Web: www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action House
10 High Street
Egham, Surrey TW20 9EA
Tel: 0300 3038840
Web: www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk

Epilepsy Action

New Anstey House
Gate Way Drive, Yeadon
Leeds LS19 7XY
Tel: 0113 210 8800
Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 5050
Email: epilepsy@epilepsy.org.uk or helpline@epilepsy.org.uk
Web: www.epilepsy.org.uk

Equality & Human Rights Commission

Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JX
Tel: 0808 800 0082
Web: www.equalityhumanrights.com

Family Lives

15-17 The Broadway
Hatfield
Hertfordshire AL9 5HZ
Parentline: 0808 800 2222
Web: www.familylives.org.uk

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

1st Floor, Colechurch House
1 London Bridge Walk
London SE1
Tel: 020 7803 1100
Email: fpld@fpld.org.uk
Web: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Haemophilia Society

Wilcox House
140-148 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB
Tel: 0207 939 0780
Email: info@haemophilia.org.uk
Web: www.haemophilia.org.uk

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Arkell Lane
Frensham, Farnham
Surrey GU10 3BL
Tel: 01252 792 400
Email: enquiries@arkellcentre.org.uk
Web: www.helenarkell.org.uk

Hemihelp

(for children & young people with Hemiplegia)
6 Market Road
London N7 9PW
Tel: Helpline 0845 123 2372 (10am - 1pm term time)
Enquiries Email: support@hemihelp.org.uk
Helpline Email: helpline@hemihelp.org.uk
Web: www.hemihelp.org.uk

Hyperactive Children's Support Group

71 Whyke Lane, Chichester
West Sussex , PO19 7PD
Tel: 01243 539966 (2.30pm - 4.30pm Mon-Fri)
Email: hacsg@hacsg.org.uk
Web: www.hacsg.org.uk

I Can

(Helps Children Communicate)
31 Angel Gate (Gate 5)
Goswell Road, London, EC1V 2PT
Tel: 0845 225 4071 (weekdays 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri)
Email: info@ican.org.uk
Web: www.ican.org.uk

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

Hunters Court
Debden Road
Saffron Waldren, CB11 4AA
Tel: Advice Line 0800 0184 016
Tel: Tribunal Helpline 0845 602 9579
Web: www.ipsea.org.uk
Please Note: They cannot respond to requests for legally based advice by post, email or via the office - contact the Helpline.

Local Government Ombudsman

P O Box 4771
Coventry
CV4 0EH
Web:  www.lgo.org.uk

Makaton Charity

Westmead House
Farnborough
Hampshire GU14 7LP
Tel: 01276 606760

Email: info@makaton.org
Web: www.makaton.org

Muscular Dystrophy UK

61A Great Southwark Street
London SE1 0BU
Tel: 020 7803 4800
Helpline: 0800 652 6352 (8.30am - 6pm Mon-Fri)
Email: info@musculardystrophyuk.org
Web: www.musculardystrophyuk.org

Me Association (Myalgic Encephalopathy)

7 Apollo Office Court
Radclive Road, Gawcott
Buckingham MK18 4DF
Helpline: 0844 576 5326 (open everyday 10-12noon, 2-4pm, 7-9pm)
Email: meconnect@meassociation.org.uk
Web: www.meassociation.org.uk

National Autistic Society

393 City Road
London EC1V ING
Tel: Helpline 0808 800 4104 (10am - 4pm Mon-Thurs 9am - 3pm Fri)
Web: www.autism.org.uk

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

Ground Floor South, Castle House
37-45 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LS
Tel: Helpline 0808 800 8880 (9.30am - 9.30pm Mon-Thurs & 9.30am - 5pm Fri )
Email: helpline@ndcs.org.uk
Web: www.ndcs.org.uk
Internet Live Chat: www.ndcs.org.uk/livechat

National Eczema Society

11 Murray Street
London, NW1 9RE
Tel: Helpline 0800 089 1122 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri)
Email: helpline@eczema.org
Web: www.eczema.org

Neuro Foundation (Neurofibromatosis)

HMA House
78 Durham Road
London SW20 0TL
Tel: 020 8439 1234
Email: info@nfauk.org
Web: www.nfauk.org

Potential Plus UK

Challenge House
Sherwood Drive, Bletchley
Milton Keynes MK3 6DP
Tel: 01908 646433 (9am to 1pm Mon-Thurs)
Free Webchat
Web: www.potentialplusuk.org

Rathbone Training

4th Floor, Wellington House
39-41 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 1LQ
Helpline: 0800 731 5321
Email: external.communication@rathboneuk.org
Web: www.rathboneuk.org

Research Autism

393 City Road
London
EC1V 1NG
Tel: 020 3490 3091
Web: www.researchautism.net

Scope (Cerebral Palsy Helpline)

6 Market Road
London N7 9PW
Tel: 0808 800 3333 (9am to 5pm weekdays)
Email: helpline@scope.org.uk
Web: www.scope.org.uk

SEND Tribunal

HM Courts & Tribunals Service
First-tier Tribunal Special Educational Needs and Disability
1st Floor, Darlington Magistrates Court
Parkgate
Darlington
DL1 1RU
Tel:  01325 289350
Fax:  0870 739 4017
Email:  SENDISTQUERIES@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Download:  Tribunal Forms

SENSE

(Services for people with deafblindness and associated disabilities)
101 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9LG
Tel: 0300 330 9250 or 020 7520 0972
Email: info@sense.org.uk
Web: www.sense.org.uk

STEPS Association for Children with Lower Limb Abnormalities

The White House, Wilderspool Business Park
Greenalls Avenue, Warrington
Cheshire WA4 6HL
Tel: Helpline 01925 750271
Web: www.steps-charity.org.uk

Together for Short Lives

(UK charity for all children with life threatening & life-limiting conditions
and all those who support, love & care for them)
4th Floor
Bridge House
48-52 Baldwin Street
Bristol
BS1 1QB
Helpline: 0808 808 8100
Office Tel: 0117 989 7820
Web: www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk

Tuberous Sclerosis Association

CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH
TSC Advisor: 0115 938 4260
Email: info@tuberous-sclerosis.org
Web: www.tuberous-sclerosis.org

Young Minds

Young people's mental health & wellbeing
Suite 11, Baden Place
Crosby Row
London SE1 1YW
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Web: www.youngminds.org.uk