SEND A-Z Directory

Special education needs and disabilities (SEND) information for parents can often be hard to find or difficult to access. To help parents and carers we have brought together some useful national information on key topics below.

ADHD NICE Guidance  – This guideline covers recognising, diagnosing and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, young people and adults. ( see ‘J’ for judicial review)

ADHD Strategies and support – Additude

Aphasia -Child Neurology Foundation

Apraxia (Speech sounds) -Speechdisorder.org  

Auditory Processing Disorder – Great Ormond Street Hospital

Autism – Information and support. NAS

Autism and education – information from Ambitious about Autism

Autism Act – National Autistic Society

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Behavioural difficulties – Beacon House

Bereavement and loss – Advice and information from Winston Wish. (Also see Grief and loss)

Blind – Support and advice from RSBC

Blue Badge Scheme  – Information from your local council.

Brain Injury (ABI) Acquired Brain Injury 

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Cerebral Palsy Support for people affected by Cerebral Palsy

Cerebal Palsy  Speech therapy for Cerebral Palsy explained

(SEND) Code of Practice 2014 – Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014

Children and Families Act 2014

Continence – Bowel and bladder issues. Advice from ERIC charity

Coproduction – Advice from Gareth Morewood (also see parental engagement)

Coproduction – What is coproduction? Moving from theory to practice. By G.Morewood

Council Tax Discounts – for disabled people 

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Deafness – National Deaf Children’s Society 

Deaf Information – British Deaf Association 

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) – advice and information from NAPLIC

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) – Videos to learn more about DLD from This is DLD

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) – What is DLD? RCSLT

Diabetes UK – Charity

Diabetes JDRF – Information and support for Type 1 Diabetes

Disability living allowance (DLA) – Mythbuster for parents and carers. Cerebra 

Dyscalculia – Maths difficulties and Dyscalculia. British dyslexia association

Dyscalculia – Advice for parents and schools. Ronit Bird

Dyslexia – General information. Understood.org

Dyspraxia – Dyspraxia Foundation

Dysphagia – RCSLT

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EAL and SEND – advice and information from NALDIC

Eating disorders in children under 12 – Information from Hope

Eating disorders – Toolkit for schools

Encephalitis: Advice and information – Eden Dora Trust 

Epliepsy Action

Exclusions Advice and Free Representation – School Exclusion Project 

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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome

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Global Developmental Delay

Glue Ear

Grief and Loss – Advice and support from Farleigh Hospice (also see bereavement and loss)

Grief and Loss – Young minds 

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Hearing loss, Hearing Impairment

Hypermobility – Hypermobility Syndromes Association

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IPSEA Charity – Ipsea offer free independent information, advice, support and training

Irlen Syndrome

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Learning difficulties. Learning disabilities

Local Government Ombudsman (LGO)

Local Area SEND inspections, How can parents get involved? – Blog by C.Ryan

Local Offer – SEN help  

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Mediation advice – SEN help

Medical conditions – Guidance for schools supporting learners with medical conditions

Medical conditions in schools – Working collaboratively to keep children with medical conditions safe in school. 

Mental health first aid – Advice, posters, information for schools. MHFA England

Multi Sensory Impairment – Sensory support service

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Neurodiversity – advice and information on neurodiversity and co-occurring conditions. Do-IT

Neurodiversity – advice and information on neurodiversity and co-occuring conditions. Genius Within

Occupational Therapy – What is occupational therapy?

OFSTED

Find an Inspection report

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder

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Physiotherapy – What is Physiotherapy? 

Preparing for Adulthood A guide 

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Sleep tips  |  Sleep cards  |  Sleep mythbuster – From Cerebra

Social care in England and Social care in Wales – Cerebra

Social care information, advice and support – Inclusion London has worked with solicitors and specialists such as professor Luke Clements to put together resources to help disabled people and DDPOs understand how the system should work and what the law says.

Social Emotional Mental Health Needs (SEMH) – Toolkit from nasen

Social Emotional Mental Health Needs (SEMH) – Beacon House

Specific Learning difficulty

Speech and Language Therapy Factsheet – RCSLT

Speech, language and communication needs – Ican helpline

Speech Sound Disorder – Child Mind

Stammering – Stammering.org

Supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs – Communication Trust

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Transition support – Downloadable resources available on our homepage

Trauma Advice Information and Resources – Beacon House

Tourettes Action

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Visual Impairment -RSCB

Visual Processing difficulties -Understood.org

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Williams Syndrome

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