SEND links and resources
The government has published new advice for the parents and carers of children with additional needs on their education and support during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Booklets and leaflets on various topics, offering advice and support. Just click on the name to open them up.
Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder:
Speech and language:
Special Friends and Snug Support group
A parent led support group in Towcester that provides weekly support for parents and carers of children and young adults with additional needs. Free play sessions (usually with use of a sensory room), guest speakers and coffee mornings. Tel: 01280 840066 or 07709608635.
A Northamptonshire service offering information, advice and guidance on all aspects of ADHD and related conditions. They can be contacted by phone, email, social media or their website. Working directly with families, professionals and schools to support young people and their families enabling them to understand ADHD, working together to change the negative perception of ADHD into positive.
Autism Concern serves Northamptonshire’s autism community with play schemes, youth groups, family support service and training as well as raising awareness of autism and raising money to fund, sustain and create new schemes
Autism Family Support Oxfordshire
Charity supporting children and young people aged 0-25 years old, with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families; within the area of Oxfordshire and near neighbours. They offer support to families by providing information, training, workshops and networking.
Parents Talking Asperger's
Monthly fun evenings held in Middleton Cheney, one for children in Foundation to Year 6 and one for Year 6+ as well as siblings and parents. Food, different zones and equipment for Creativity, Activity, Computing and Sensory. Support, friendship and advice. PTA also offer a Facebook forum, speaker events and training
Use the search box to find details on the signs, symptoms, supports and treatments for conditions which may affect a child's learning. Includes Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Learning disabilities, OCD and Stammering
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Advice, training and support.
This site is for everyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Northamptonshire
Providing grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people to ensure they have the same opportunities as others. Grants are for essential items such as washing machines, clothes, laptops, outdoor play equipment and family breaks.
A support hub where families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people can access and share advice, information and support on sleep issues
Improving your child's language skills will have a huge impact on their literacy, social skills, confidence, higher order thinking and problem solving ability. The Communication Trust has lots of ideas on how to support your child.