Support Group Details

Links and contact details for special needs-related organisations

Advisory Centre for Education
Unit 1C, Aberdeen Studios
22 Highbury Grove, London
N5 2EA
Tel: 0808 800 5793
(Advice line 2pm to 5pm)
www.ace-ed.org.uk

AFASIC – Overcoming Speech Impairments
London, EC1V 0DJ
Tel: 020 7490 9410
www.afasic.org.uk

British Dyslexia Association
98 London Road, Reading
Berkshire, RG1 5AU
Tel: 0118 966 2677
Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12.45pm and 2pm to 5pm
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Contact-a-Family
209-211 City Road
London, EC1V 1JN
Tel: 020 7608 8700
Fax: 020 7608 8701
Minicom: 020 7608 8702
Helpline 0808 808 3555 Freephone for parents and families (10am-4pm, Mon-Fri)
info@cafamily.org.uk
www.cafamily.org.uk

DIAL UK (Disability Information Advice Line)
Park Lodge, St Catherine’s Hospital
Tickhill Road, Doncaster, DN4 8QN
Tel: 01302 310123
www.dialuk.org.uk

Disability Law Service
39-45 Cavell Street
London, E1 2PB
Tel: 020 7791 9800
www.dls.org.uk

Down’s Syndrome Association
155 Mitcham Road
London SW17 9PG
Tel: 020 8682 4001
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Down’s Syndrome Reseach Foundation
18 Daws Hill Lane
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HP11 1PW
Tel: 01494 521826
dsrf@dsrf.co.uk
www.dsrf.co.uk

Epilepsy Action
New Anstey House
Gate Way Drive, Yeadon
Leeds, LS19 7NW
Tel: 0808 800 5050
www.epilepsy.org.uk

Foundation for Conductive Education
National Institute of Conductive Education
Cannon House, Russell Road
BIRMINGHAM, B13 8RD
Tel: 0121 449 1569
Fax: 0121 4491611
foundation@conductive-education.org.uk
www.conductive-education.org.uk

IASS Network (formerly National Parent Partnership Network)
8 Wakley Street
London, EC1V 7QE
www.iassnetwork.org.uk

I CAN
Children’s Communication Charity
8 Wakley Street
London
EC1V 7QE
Tel: 0845 225 4071
www.ican.org.uk

IPSEA Tribunal Support Service (for parents appealing to the SEN Tribunal)
4 Ancient House Mews
Woodbridge, Suffolk
IP12 1DH
Advice Line: 0800 0184016 or 01394 382814
Tribunal appeals only: 01394 384711
www.ipsea.org.uk

MENCAP
Early Years Project
117-123 Golden Lane
London, EC1Y 0RT
Tel: 020 7454 0454
www.mencap.org.uk

MIND (National Association for Mental Health)
15-19 Broadway
Stratford, London
E15 4BQ
Tel: 020 8519 2122
www.mind.org.uk

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
115-123 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9LZ
Tel: 020 7833 2181
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

National Autistic Society
393 City Road
London, EC1V 1NE
Tel: 020 7833 2299
Helpline: 08445 070 400
www.nas.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society
15 Dufferin Street
London, EC1Y 8PD
Tel: 020 7490 8656
: www.ndcs.org.uk

Network 81
10 Boleyn Way
West Clacton, Essex
CO15 2NJ.
Tel: 01279 647415 (Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm)
www.network81.org

Parents for Inclusion
Unit 2, Ground Floor
70 South Lambeth Road
London, SW8 1RL
Tel: 020 7735 7735
www.parentsforinclusion.org

Pre-School Learning Alliance
61-63 & 69 Kings Cross Road
London, WC1X 9LL
Tel: 020 7833 0991
www.pre-school.org.uk

Royal Association for Disability & Rehabilitation (RADAR)
12 City Forum
250 City Road
London, EC1V 8AF
Tel: 020 7250 0123 (open from 2pm to 5pm)
www.radar.org.uk

Royal National Institute for the Blind
224 Great Portland Street
London, W1N 6AA
Tel: 020 7388 1266
www.rnib.org.uk

Royal National Institute for the Deaf
19-23 Featherstone Street
London, EC1Y 8SL
Tel: 020 7296 8000
www.rnid.org.uk

SCOPE
Cerebral Palsy Helpline
P.O.Box 833, Milton Keynes
MK12 5NY
Tel: 0808 800 3333(freephone)
Fax: 01908 321051
cphelpline@scope.org.uk
www.scope.org.uk

SENSE
11-13 Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park
London, N4 3SR
Tel: 020 7272 7774
www.sense.org.uk

Shine (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)
Asbah House, 42 Park Road
Peterborough, PE1 2UQ
Tel: 01733 555988
www.shinecharity.org.uk

Special Education Consortium
c/o Council for Disabled Children
8 Wakley Street
London, EC1V 7QE
Tel: 020 7843 6000
www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/sec

Supportive Parents
3rd Floor
Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue
Bristol, BS1 4GB
Tel: 0117 989 7725
www.supportiveparents.org.uk

SENDIST Tribunal
Procession House, Upper Ground Floor West
55 Ludgate Hill, London
EC4M 7JW
Tel: 0870 241 2555 (for SEN)
Tel: 0870 606 5750 (for Disability)
www.sendist.gov.uk