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British Dyslexia Association
The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people in the UK. Their vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.

Contact a Family
Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.

Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families. They do this by working with people with learning disabilities, their families and the people who support them. They carry out research, promote the rights of people with learning disabilities, improve services and spread knowledge and information. They are part of the Mental Health Foundation, a national charity, and operates as a directorate within the charity.

Greenwich Toy Library
Greenwich Toy & Leisure Library Association is one of the leading toy libraries for children with special needs (and their families/carers) in the UK.

Legal Aid Solicitors
This blog entry lists legal aid solicitors, including those with expertise in SEN and disability cases. 

Mencap Greenwich

Offers support and help for families to understand the causes of challenging behaviour in children with a learning disability, learning difficulty or autism


Offers help, support, advice and awareness of mental health issues

Mumsnet Special Needs

This site is full of information written by parents for parents, regarding everything to do with parenthood. It includes a section dedicated to special educational needs.

National Autistic Society
This website includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, the NAS and its services and activities.

National Association for Special Education Needs
NASEN is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs.

National Down's Syndrome Association
The NDSA are the only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome. They provide information and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers, as well as being a resource for interested professionals. They strive to improve knowledge of the condition. We champion the rights of people with Down’s syndrome.

National Down's Syndrome Society
The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realise their life aspirations. NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realising the potential of all people with Down syndrome.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Families Information Service
A comprehensive list of all services available to families within the borough of Royal Greenwich.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Short Breaks

Information about the range of services on offer in Royal Greenwich, who is eligible and how to access these services

SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Services)

SENDIASS staff support good working relationships between parents, early years and education settings and the Local Authority, empowering parents to play an active and informed role in their child's learning.