LINKS TO USEFUL RESOURCES

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Disability Charities:

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 - BDA 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.

Carers UK - Acts as a voice for UK carers.

Cerebra - National charity which aims to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions.

Cerebral Palsy supporting people who are affected by Cerebral Palsy

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 

Scope- dedicated to equality for disabled people in society.

 

Local Disability Support Groups:

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 This group is to help families in the Fareham area.

Pirates are Cooler Than Ninjas (PACTN) A drop in service for young people and adults in Portsmouth.

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 Parent Voice offer support and advice to families with children with special needs

Portsmouth City Council support for adults with a learning disability

Portsmouth Local Offer a resource for children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability in Portsmouth.

Stand Up - A support group for parents & carers of special needs children. Set up & run by parents with SEN children. (Facebook page)

 

Support, Training and Education:

Minstead Trust provide 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 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

Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood - All parents want the best for their kids. Parents who have children that has special needs. This will help you understand how to handle the changes.

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.