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Access arrangements and disabled students’ allowance

Pearson Assessment
Pearson Clinical offers a range of tools that can help provide the evidence needed for your students’ crucial application for Access Arrangement and Disabled Students Allowance. Download their AA & DSA interactive guide that allows you to easily find the most suitable JCQ or SACS approved assessments to identify your students’ unique examination needs.

Accessible vehicles

Allied Mobility
Is the UK’s leading wheelchair accessible vehicle specialist. They’re committed to designing and converting mobility cars to the highest quality so that you can travel safely in your wheelchair or transfer to a specialised driver or upfront passenger seat.
Their vehicles are available to lease on the Motability Scheme, purchase outright or hire for short / long term. They also have nation-wide mobile service vans should you require any assistance with your WAV. 

ADHD/ADD

ADDers.org
Information and support forum for those affected by ADD/ADHD.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)
Resources and information for ADHD.

Autism

Ambitious about Autism
Is a national charity for children and young people with autism, providing specialist services, raising awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School, The Rise School and Ambitious College, their ambition is to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism. 

Autistica
Charity raising funds for medical research into autism.

MemRabel (3)
Daily task scheduling automated playback calendar clock.
The MemRabel brand has helped thousands of people, carers and individuals, to improve quality of life by providing a simple, but effective solution for task scheduling. The MemRabel plays media files at required alarm times, simply set using the touch screen menu or phone APP. There are over 150 pre-loaded task videos ranging in content from medications to exercise prompts. You can also create personalised videos, photos or voice memos for automated playback. The new MemRabel 3 is available for only £99.99 (with VAT exemption)

National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading autism charity providing information, advice, advocacy, training and resources for individuals and organisations. Its courses for professionals range from introductory for those new to working with people with autism, through to advanced courses in specialist topics for seasoned professionals.

Bullying

Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)
Charity dedicated to reforming attitudes and policy towards bullying.

Bullying UK
Support and advice on bullying.

Beat Bullying
UK bullying prevention charity.

Cerebral palsy

CerebralPalsy.org.uk
Supporting families affected by cerebral palsy with help and information including claims advice

CVI Range Assessments

WESC Foundation
As well as offering education and care placements the WESC Foundation offers external assessments to any young person with vision impairment (even if a placement isn’t being considered).
Their CVI Range Assessments are unique in the UK as their practitioner are the only Perkins-Roman CVI Range accredited professional in the country.

Deafness

Auditory Verbal UK
Auditory Verbal UK is a national charity working with deaf children (aged 0 to 5) and their families. Their fortnightly programme supports parents to develop their child’s listening and spoken language skills and is available to families across the UK. They operate a bursary scheme to enable families to access the programme.

National Deaf Children’s Society
Charity to help deaf children and young people.

RNID
Is one of the largest charities in the UK supporting people living with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Down syndrome

Down’s Syndrome Association
Information, support and training for those affected by Down syndrome.

The Down’s Syndrome Research Foundation UK (DSRF)
Charity focusing on medical research into Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Student Guide
A guide for students with Down Syndrome to help them make their student life more comfortable

Dyslexia

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Information and support for people affected by dyslexia.

Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils
CReSTeD is a charity set up to help parents, and those who advise them, choose an educational establishment to support a student with specific learning difficulties (SpLD). CReSTeD maintain a register of schools and teaching centres (available from their website) accredited for their SpLD provision, primarily dyslexia.

Dyslexia Action
Charity providing services to those affected by dyslexia.

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia Foundation
This website offers support for children, adults and families with Dyspraxia.

ECO buildings

TG Escapes eco-buildings
TG Escapes design eco-buildings that are sensitive to the environment and net-zero in operation to save energy and money in the long term. They connect the inside to out providing natural light and easy access to the outdoors. They stand alone and can be self-contained including treatment, sensory and breakout rooms. Modular offsite construction keeps costs low and timescales short.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action
Advice and information on Epilepsy.

Medpage seizure monitors
Medpage has been a market leader in epileptic seizure detection technologies for 25 years. Medpage monitors detect nocturnal seizures from a sleeping person using a sophisticated patented sensor. Seizure alert notifications are transmitted to a carer’s pager or wireless portable alarm. Medpage Limited is accredited by BSI to ISO EN 9001:2015, and their monitors are appropriately CE marked.

General SEN and other information

Department for Education
Information on Government policy, advice and guidance.

EENET
Inclusion issues from all over the world.

Idox
Delivers specialist software to local authorities working with multi-agency partners to supporting children, young people and their families. Their solutions improve engagement and increase transparency throughout the EHC process, bring local childcare and family services to those who need them most and enable early interventions that make a difference.

nasen
(National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD), resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences.

Learning outside the classroom

Timotay Playscapes
Timotay Playscapes create inspirational sensory playgrounds, outdoor spaces and playground equipment, helping to providing nurturing, rehabilitating and inclusive environments. Using natural materials and creative thinking they offer unrivalled outdoor space solutions tailored to your needs. All products are manufactured in-house for quality and longevity. Sensory outdoor play solutions are also available to buy. Looking for funding, request your FREE funding guide.

Learning disabilities

British Institute for Learning Difficulties
A charity supporting people with complex needs

Fairfield Farm College
Fairfield Farm College is a Specialist College for students with learning disabilities. Our 26-acre site includes well-resourced teaching and vocational learning areas, a student common room and cafe. We deliver study programmes that combine a range of subjects and opportunities that help students to understand and develop new skills, knowledge and experiences.

Mencap
UK Charity for Learning disability.

Legal and financial

A Special Needs Plan
Offers education, action, and support for families in order to secure and protect their child’s future independence and financial wellbeing.

Douglas Silas Solicitors
Douglas Silas Solicitors are the legal experts specialising exclusively in SEN, helping parents successfully throughout the SEN process. Their website: www.SpecialEducationalNeeds.co.uk is a popular resource used by both parents/professionals. Douglas authors A Guide To The SEND Code of Practice updated for 2020-21 available as an eBook: www.AGuideToTheSENDCodeOfPractice.co.uk

IPSEA – Independent Parental Special Education Advice
Provides free legally based advice. IPSEA also provides training on the SEN legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

Mencap – Wills and Trusts Service
Mencap’s wills and trusts team provide free information and advice to parents and carers of people with a learning disability on ensuring future financial security for a loved one. They provide free booklets, a directory of wills and trusts legal professionals, free seminars and advice from an in-house wills and trusts solicitor. They can also introduce you to The Mencap Trust Company Limited.

Literacy

Book Trust
Help looked-after and vulnerable children with Letterbox Club. The Letterbox Club provides children aged 3-13 with parcels full of books and resources, to build confidence in reading and numeracy. This can be purchased with the Pupil Premium Grant. Letterbox Club is managed by BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Learn more

National Literacy Trust
Literacy charity for adults and children.

Modular buildings

TG Escapes
TG Escapes use a modular off-site process that minimises disruption at your setting and reduces the amount of energy required in construction. The use of sustainable materials and a timber frame keeps the carbon footprint low and with the use of renewable energy, can be net-zero in operation.

Neurological disorders

Cerebra UK
Charity for children with brain related conditions.

Child Brain Injury Trust
Supporting children, young people, families and professionals when a child has acquired a brain injury.

Personal safety

Medpage personal safety products
People of any age can be prone to falling, or wandering away from safety. Medpage Limited manufacture a diverse range of products for the detection and prevention of falls, building egress and personal GPS location devices. Medpage personal safety products can alert a carer to potential danger using radio paging, or provide notification over landline, internet or mobile.

Play

Timotay Playscapes
Timotay Playscapes create inspirational sensory playgrounds, outdoor spaces and playground equipment, helping to providing nurturing, rehabilitating and inclusive environments. Using natural materials and creative thinking they offer unrivalled outdoor space solutions tailored to your needs. All products are manufactured in-house for quality and longevity. Sensory outdoor play solutions are also available to buy. Looking for funding, request your FREE funding guide.

Sovereign Design Play Systems
As a major supplier of playground equipment, Sovereign has completed over 10,000 projects that provide enjoyment to more than two million children every year. Sovereign offer a FREE no obligation consultancy and design service creating safe and fun playgrounds or learning environments for your school.

Psychological assessments

British Psychological Society
The British Psychological Society (BPS) provides nationally recognised qualifications in test use for SEN professionals who use psychometric or psychological tests to understand children’s strengths and learning needs. Eligible holders of a BPS Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET) qualification may progress to do the Access Arrangements Course (AAC).

Publishing

United Response
United Response has lots of free resources aiming to help more families, carers and support staff understand and use Active Support so that things become more manageable and enjoyable during these challenging times and beyond. They include booklets, videos, webinars, Facebook group and free direct help.

Rebound therapy

Rebound Therapy Training Courses
‘ReboundTherapy.org’ – the official UK body and international consultancy for Rebound Therapy. Responsible for the development and delivery of the genuine ‘Eddy Anderson model’ accredited and approved training courses. Founded 1972. Tel: 0330 122 5684

Sunken Trampolines
Sunken Trampolines are launching a fully automated lid system available to install in school halls across the UK and ROI. Visit our website for more detail.

Schools and colleges

Ambitious College
Is London’s first specialist day college, that serves young people aged 16-25 with autism and learning disabilities. The college is located within two mainstream further education college campuses in Tottenham and Isleworth, allowing it to offer a wide curriculum and provide learners with a broad range of mainstream vocational learning, social and work experience opportunities.

Bruern Abbey School
Located just over an hour from London and 15 minutes from Oxford, Bruern Abbey is the only preparatory school in the country to have as its main purpose the preparation of boys with learning difficulties for Common Entrance and other entrance examinations to mainstream independent senior schools.

Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils
CReSTeD is a charity set up to help parents, and those who advise them, choose an educational establishment to support a student with specific learning difficulties (SpLD). CReSTeD maintain a register of schools and teaching centres (available from their website) accredited for their SpLD provision, primarily dyslexia.

Fairfield Farm College
Fairfield Farm College is a Specialist College for students with learning disabilities. Our 26-acre site includes well-resourced teaching and vocational learning areas, a student common room and cafe. We deliver study programmes that combine a range of subjects and opportunities that help students to understand and develop new skills, knowledge and experiences.

Henshaw Specialist College
Henshaws Specialist College supports young people with SEND to go beyond expectations. We are based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We offer day or residential places to students aged 16-25 from across the UK. Join our next virtual open day to find out more about the personalised support that we offer.

Ruskin Mill Trust
Ruskin Mill Trust is a specialist educational charity with eight colleges and four schools in England, Wales and Scotland. Residential and day placements are available, and they welcome applications all year round for children and young adults with complex needs including learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and disabilities.

Supported Internships
Ambitious College and DFN ProjectSearch work in partnership with the Whittington Trust to deliver the Supported Internships programme. Aimed at young people aged 16-25 who have an Education, Health and Care plan, it’s a great opportunity for young people with autism to combine work with their education. Learners can gain competitive employment skills and, learn through continuous feedback.

SLCN

Afasic
Helping Families to understand speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and now Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

The Communication Trust
Their work focuses on supporting children and young people who struggle to communicate because they have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as well as supporting all children and young people to communicate to the best of their ability.

Special needs knowledge

Ambitious about Autism
Is a national charity for children and young people with autism. 
They provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School, The Rise School and Ambitious College, they offer specialist education and support. Their ambition is to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism. 

Sports

Sunken Trampolines
Sunken Trampolines are launching a fully automated lid system available to install in school halls across the UK and ROI. Visit our website for more detail.

Trampolining

Sunken Trampolines
Sunken Trampolines are launching a fully automated lid system available to install in school halls across the UK and ROI. Visit our website for more detail.

Tourette’s

Tourette’s Action
Information and advice on Tourette’s.

Visual impairment

Blind Children UK
Blind Children UK offers specialised services to provide advice, support, large print books, equipment grants, recreation events, mobility and life skills. We support young people with sight loss, their families and professionals working with them. Do get in touch to see how we can work together.

Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs’ children and young people’s Advice Line offers support, guidance and access to the services they provide, including: education and family support, mobility and independence skills, large-print books, advice on accessing technology, grants and recreational activities.
Call the Advice Line on: 0800 781 1444, email: cypservices@guidedogs.org.uk

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Support and advice to those affected by visual impairment.

Yoga

Yoga in schools
Yoga in Schools was founded as part of the Teen Yoga Foundation in 2016 with an aim to deliver yoga to schools & to bring a more holistic view to student’s physical education. A yoga practice not only improves physical wellbeing but also improves attitudes towards stress and anxiety.

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