LINKS TO USEFUL RESOURCES
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National Disability Charities:
Ambitious About Autism - a national charity whose ambition is to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism.
Autism Independent UK - Seeks to increase awareness of autism and approaches for diagnosis and assessment.
ADHD Foundation - Awareness and understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition characterised by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Afasic - Inclusion of children and young adults with speech and language impairments.
Brain Injury Hub - Information on acquired childhood brain injury.
British Dyslexia Association - provides support to dyslexic people.
British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC) - Support for families caring for disabled children.
British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) - Support for people with learning disabilities and family carers.
Cerebral Palsy supporting people who are affected by Cerebral Palsy
Child Autism UK - is an autism charity based in Ascot, Berkshire which provides information and support for parents of children with autism.
Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust - Funds research and provides clinical care and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis.
Down's Syndrome Association - Information and support for people with Down's syndrome and those who work with them.
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities - Works to influence government and local authority policies and services.
Mencap - The Voice of Learning Disability.
National Youth Advocacy Service - Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people.
The National Autistic Society - Founded in 1962, are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
Scope- dedicated to equality for disabled people in society.
Local Disability Charities and Support Groups:
Autism Hampshire - Creating opportunities, challenging perceptions, enhancing choices and providing high quality services to meet the diverse needs of people on the autism spectrum.
Dynamite Portsmouth - help people in charge of making services for young people in Portsmouth to listen to the opinions of young people with disabilities.
Fareham Autism Support Network - helps families coping with autism in the Fareham area.
Pirates are Cooler Than Ninjas (PACTN) - is a drop in service for young people and adults in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth City Council - provides support for adults with a learning disability
Portsmouth Disability Forum (Frank Sorrell Centre) - A User-Led local non-political lobbying and campaigning group recognised by Portsmouth City Council and the Primary Care Trust among many others as a consultative User-Led disability group within Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Local Offer - is a resource for children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Parent Voice - offers support and advice to families with children with special needs
Portsmouth SENDIASS - The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service for Portsmouth
Stand Up - A support group for parents & carers of special needs children. Set up & run by parents with SEN children. (Facebook page)
information, Support, Training and Education:
The Autism Directory - Find autism related resources in your local area and beyond.
Minstead Trust - provides training and support for people in Hampshire with learning disabilities to enable them to develop new skills, lead fulfilled lives and achieve greater independence.
My Cause UK - helps charities to provide staffing at festivals and thus improve their fundraising.
hi2u - an award winning site. Centred around ADHD, Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, and similar neurological differences along with any other type of hidden impairment.
Cerebra - Cerebra has an extensive postal lending library which contains many books on autistic spectrum disorders.
Tony Attwood - Tony Attwood's home page with lots of information about all aspects of autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome
Transition to Adulthood: Home Re-modeling for Young Adults with Special Needs - You know your child better than anyone, and only you can determine what they truly need in their day to day lives.
Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City? - The quality of life should be the number one factor when evaluating a city as a place to call home. You need to have a checklist if the city you are moving into can accommodate your needs.
Tenants Rights and Housing Assistance for the Disabled - It is important to be knowledgeable about one's rights when they are ready to live independently. In this article you will find all the important information needed.
Counselling Directory - The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.
FOXP1 Syndrome- a report on research by the The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, New York on a genetic cause for autistic-like behaviours.