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AADD – UK – adults with ADHD support group

This website has information for adults with ADHD and has also an active message centre, plus a range of additional useful links.
www.aadd.org.uk

AbilityNet – range of ICT services for people with disabilities

AbilityNet offers a comprehensive range of services in the use of ICT for people with all types of disabling conditions.
www.abilitynet.org.uk

ACE Centre – use of technology

ACE Centre Advisory Trust provides information, support and training for parents and professionals in the use of technology for young people with communication difficulties.
www.ace-centre.org.uk

ADDISS – ADHD support group UK

ADDISS, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. Provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance – parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.
www.addiss.co.uk

ADFAM – working with families affected by drugs and alcohol

ADFAM is a national organisation working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance-related family work. They provide a range of publications and resources for families about substance use and about criminal justice and operate an online message board and searchable database of local support groups that helps families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation
www.adfam.org.uk

Advisory Centre for Education

The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is a national charity that provides advice and information to parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues including exclusion, admissions, special education needs, bullying and attendance.
www.ace-ed.org.uk

ADD-NI Children’s Charity

ADD-NI is a Children’s Charity located in South Belfast, N.Ireland. We are a specialised centre to benefit children and young people with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. We provide a range of services designed to help children, young people and the families affected by ADHD.
www.ni-add.org.uk

ADHD-CADDRA-The Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance

www.caddra.ca/cms4

ADHD Ireland – HADD family support group

HADD Family Support Group is an organisation made of volunteers – mainly parents of children with ADHD. They are dedicated to providing as much up-to-date information, resources and networking opportunities to parents of children with attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)and the professionals who serve them.
www.hadd.ie

Afasic – speech and language impairments

Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. They provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produce a range of publications. Members meet in local groups in many areas of the UK.
www.afasic.org.uk

Afasic Cymru

Afasic Cymru represents children with speech and language and communication impairments on a number of working party groups at the Welsh Assembly Government and at local level.

www.afasiccymru.org.uk

Afasic Scotland

Across the UK the lives of over 1 million children and young adults are affected by the hidden disability of speech, language and communication impairments. Afasic is the UK charity, established in 1968, to help these children and young people, their families and the professionals working with them.
www.afasicscotland.org.uk

All Special Kids – Geneva – support network

ASK – All Special Kids – is a Geneva-based network, aiming to support the families of children with special needs and learning difficulties. Their goal is to collect, disseminate information and share experiences relating to special needs issues in the region. Although the group focuses on assisting English-speaking parents, it welcomes parents of different nationalities, seeking assistance or information on special needs and learning difficulties issues.
www.allspecialkids.org

Angelman syndrome – rare genetic condition

ASSERT is a United Kingdom based support group. They are all volunteers who have direct contact with people with Angelman Syndrome. The majority of the trustees are parents or relatives of children or adults with Angelman Syndrome.
www.angelmanuk.org

Anything Left-handed

Provides everything for the left-hander.

www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk

APDUK (Auditory Processing Disorder)

We aim to actively encourage the developments of the most effective tests of diagnosis and support of all the invisible disabilities as many of them overlap, and many of the sufferers have a package of disabilities.
http://www.apduk.org.uk/

Association for Real Change

which supports providers of services to people with a learning disability to promote real change.
www.arcuk.org.uk

Arthritis – Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association

The Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association is the leading charity run by parents and professionals to provide help and information for children with arthritis, their families and professionals involved in their care.
www.ccaa.org.uk

ASHA- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) They have excellent guidelines on Apraxia, also known as Verbal Dyspraxia.

http://www.asha.org

 

Aspire – Ireland – Asperger Syndrome

The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland
http://www.aspireireland.ie

Aspraxia-Kids

The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)
www.apraxia-kids.org

Asthma UK

Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
www.asthma.org.uk

Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for autism education. Ambitious about Autism was founded in 1997 by parents of children with autism and today campaigns for better autism education nationally and runs a school for children and young people with autism. Ambitious about Autism undertakes policy and parliamentary work and research to ensure autism is a national priority, supports parents to campaign locally and offers training and consultancy on autism education.
http://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/

 

Autism

We champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.
www.autism.org.uk

Aware

Organisation that provides information and support to people affected by depression in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
www.aware.ie

AWARES – The All Wales Autism Resource

AWARES aims to provide you with links to all of the autism information and resources you could need within Wales, and also to useful online resources outside of Wales

 

http://www.awares.org

Autism education – Treehouse

Treehouse is a national charity for autism education set up by parents. It runs a school for children with autism, provides a range of innovative services and offers consultancy to groups looking to set up provision for children and seeking advice on campaigning.

www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/treehouse_school/

Autism Independent UK

Increasing awareness of autism, its treatment and assessment.
www.autismuk.com

Back in Action

A website with some well-designed furniture for children and adults.

www.backinaction.co.uk

BBC – parenting advice

BBC gives parenting advice.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/

British Dyslexia Association

The BDA’s role has been raising awareness of the evidence and effects of dyslexia. We now also aim to develop and encourage services that meet the needs of dyslexic people. The BDA promotes early identification and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners. We want to represent the needs of dyslexic people on leaving school, in higher education and in work.
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

BILD is committed to improving the quality of life of people with learning disabilities by advancing education and research and promoting ways of working with, and for, people with learning disabilities
www.bild.org.uk

British Association for Music Therapy

An advisory body and information centre for the dissemination of music therapy services, training, bibliography and research.
www.bamt.org