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Support for SEND Families in Nottinghamshire

Preparing For Adulthood

A detailed website on developing a plan for young adults preparing for adulthood.

Support for Blind Employees
Advice and support for those entering the workforce who have sight difficulties.

Other Organisations

A Place To Call Our Own Ltd. (APTCOO)
APTCOO is a registered charity working to improve the quality of life for families with disabled children and special educational needs (SEND).

ABLEize is the UK’s largest disability directory. It has an ever-growing section that is dedicated to disabled and special needs resources in Nottinghamshire.

ACE – Advisory Centre for Education
ACE helps parents by providing vital advice on all aspects of state-funded education. We now urgently need help ourselves.

Ask Iris
An information service for parents of children and young people with disabilities in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.

Carers Federation
Offers various support such as counselling, mentoring, training etc. for carers.

Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain-related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.

Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Our team was created so we can provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy

Challenge Consultancy and Training
CCT’s Community Enablement Team provide support staff for children and younger adults with disabilities.

A UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC)
The umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector in England.

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) (Refused an Assessment)
A template letter to help families with disabled children to gain an assessment, for social care services.

Department for Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England.

Department of Health
The Department of Health helps people to live better for longer

Factsheets And Template Letters
Irwin Mitchell has teamed up with deafblind charity Sense and Steve Broach, a barrister at Monckton Chambers, to design legal training for ‘Independent Supporters’

Family Fund
The UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.

Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust
They can offer financial support to children if their parent or carer has worked in any aspect of the UK fashion and textile industry for a year or more.

Help support parents with children with additional needs. Check their website to see if they can help you.

FIS – Families Information Service
The Families Information Service can offer support, advice and guidance for prospective parents, mothers, fathers and carers in Nottingham City. Free childcare for 2-year-olds.

I Can Help Factsheets
I Can Help have created factsheets for parents and carers about some common questions they may ask.

IPSEA have developed a new website to help families (and those who support them) to understand and exercise their legal rights.

Jigsaw Youth Club
For young people aged up to 25 with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mattress Advisor
Useful articles by Mattress Advisor:
Helping Your Child with Autism Sleep
Sleep Deprivation and ADHD
Our Guide to Sleep After Trauma
How to Make a Bedroom Accessible for Disabilities
The Connection Between Sleep and Learning

Mattress Clarity – Sleep And Disabilities: Everything You Should Know
Disabilities and how it affects sleep.

The National Autistic Society
A charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

NCB is the leading national charity which supports children, young people and families and those who work with them.

National Network for Parent Carer Forums.

Nottingham City Council Short Breaks
This service supports families with disabled children with a range of services such as a break from the constant care they provide whilst their child gains confidence and new experiences.

Practical Guide – Sensory Activities For Autistic Children
A useful practical guide for teachers and parents to create play therapy for children with autism.

Scope work with disabled people and their families at every stage of their lives.

Senad Group
Providers of schools for children with additional needs for all ages including transition homes and adult homes such as Pegasus school, Bladon House School, Alderwasley Hall School & Sixth Form Centre, plus many more. Visit their website for more information.

Single Care
Teaching Children with Autism to Take Medicine. Children experiencing sensory overload while trying to take medication can be frustrating for caregivers and the child alike. That’s why we created this guide, which was medically reviewed by our team of pharmacists for safety and accuracy, to provide advice for medication administration.

Sleep Health
A guide to better sleep and mental health.

Sleep Report
Sleep Guidance for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and great resources.

Social Care blog
This blog from the Department of Health provides news, views and information for anyone receiving support from the care and support sector

Special Needs Jungle
Special Needs Jungle was started in 2008 by Tania Tirraoro, as a way to share information with other parents

Tuck – Advancing Better Sleep
Tuck specialises in products for child and adults with disabilities to get better sleep.
Additional information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep.
Additional information about Down Syndrome and Sleep.

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