Links – National

Here is a short directory of national disability charities and services. Click on the organisation’s title or logo to visit their website.

If you know of an organisation that you would like us to show on this page, then please contact us via our Facebook page.


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AFASIC

Support, information, advice, contacts, workshops to support your child’s talking and listening skills, your legal rights, education and the SEN system.


C

CEA Card

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA), formerly the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA). The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them.


Cerebra

We’re the charity dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together.


Contact a Family

We provide information, advice and support. We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.


Council for Disabled Children

The umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector in England.

Council for Disabled Children


D

Down’s Syndrome Association

UK charitable organization that aims to help people with Down’s syndrome to live full and rewarding lives. Includes news and information on the condition – to help you separate the facts from some common misconceptions – plus links to local support groups and a helpline, where you can speak to specialist advisors.


E

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, we are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals.


Epilepsy Society

Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.


F

Family Fund

The UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. In 2016, we provided 89,423 grants or services worth over £36 million to families across the UK.


Funny Blood

Funny Blood raises awareness of rare blood conditions called Platelet Function Disorders (PFDs), signposts information to support families living with the little-known condition and fundraises for the ongoing care of sufferers at the Haemophilia Unit in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


I

IPSEA

IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

IPSEA gives advice and support on:

ipsea


M

Mencap

We are a passionate group of people committed to changing the world for everyone with a learning disability. Find out more about what we do, why we do it and how we are run.


N

National Autistic Society

We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.


NATSPEC

The membership body for organisations who specialise in providing for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.


S

SWAN UK

SWAN UK (syndromes without a name) is the only dedicated support network available for families of children and young adults with undiagnosed genetic conditions in the UK. It is run by the charity Genetic Alliance UK.


 

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