Useful Links

Local Support

Ask Lion – Guide to services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 in Nottingham City.

Notts Help Yourself – Guide to services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 in Nottinghamshire.

Help for Having a Healthy Headspace: concerns about a child or young person’s mental health or emotions. Leaflets on ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tics/Tourette’s, Sleep difficulties, and common medical concerns like constipation etc. 

The country’s first entirely Autistic led autism charity, providing services to Autistic adults without intellectual disabilities.

Autism Information & Advice Service : Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

SEND information advice & support service (SENDIASS) for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Mental health and emotional wellbeing support service for people between 0-25 years of age and their parent and carers.

 Free and confidential service that supports unpaid carers living in Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire.

Provide impartial information and advice about equipment and services for disabled individuals, their families and carers.

Information, advice and guidance service. Run by disabled people, for disabled people.

Provide an accessible and inclusive environment to support children, young people and adults with additional needs to access and engage in high quality performing art opportunities.

Website designed for teenagers that covers everything from relationships and sexual health to school to mental health to lifestyle. It also has extra sections for those in Nottinghamshire.

Website has information and advice about health worries in children as well as extra sections for those living in the Nottingham area.

Youth club for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome, high functioning autism and their friends.

Rumbletums Community Café provides training and work experience for young people with a learning disability.

Local mental health advice and help to young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. If you are aged under 25, are a parent or carer, or a professional that supports young people, you can find information, advice and where to go to get help locally.

Voluntary youth organisation that is passionate about helping young people in Nottinghamshire be healthy, safe, confident, and successful.

Support provider for children & adults with autism.

Supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.

Supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.

Offering people with learning disabilities and autism an opportunity to get into work.

Support provider for people who have a learning disability and autism.

NHS service designed to help with common mental health problems for aged 18 or over.

A creative club for young people with learning disabilties and autism aged 14 -25 in Beeston

National Support 

Providing support to getting the appropriate education, training and support to which they are entitled under the law.

  • Council for Disabled Children 

See information & resources at the link here.

Offering a range of services that enrich the lives of children with brain conditions and support their families and carers.

The UK’s largest grant-making charity for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, on a low income.

Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people aged 0-25.

Providing practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.

Disabled children’s charity, specialising in autism awareness, diagnosis and support.

  • Disabled Children Legal Handbook 

Free link for families to help with understanding their rights and entitlements.

Information for parents and young people about medicines, side effects, and other important useful informatio

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