Contact a family provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society
This is where you can find out about our wide range of support services that offer practical help to make life easier and more fun filled for children with neurological conditions and their families
Your free e-learning resource for the UK workforce: Educational, Inspiring, Informative and Inclusive. Together we can challenge and positively change our own and others fears, ideas and attitudes towards disability and disabled children and young people.
We are a local group of Parent Carers and grandparents who run this group entirely on a voluntary basis.
We meet once a month during term time, and run various events throughtout the year. We work very closely with Sunderland Carers Centre.
Our parents sit on various working parties and steering groups in the city with great effect, and the group is now well known within the Authority.
As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a support network and a movement for change.
Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is the national campaign fighting for rights and justice for disabled children.
It is a consortium campaign run by four national organisations working with disabled children and their families - Contact a Family, the Council for Disabled Children, Mencap and the Special Educational Consortium. Between them, the campaign partners represent over 800,000 disabled children and young people in the UK.
EDCM was established in September 2006 and continues to campaign to raise the political profile of disabled children and their families within central and local government.
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations. We are the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children to
support the development and implementation of policy and practice. Our work impacts on over 800,000 disabled children and their families.
Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.
Autism-in-Mind supports parents, carers and families living with autism and other special educational needs in Sunderland.
We can provide an advocate for parents, carers and adults with autism. All of our advocates live with autism themselves and have a good understanding and knowledge of autism, essential when communicating with the professionals and services providers who may come into our lives following a diagnosis of autism.
We can offer support adults with AS/HFA who are undergoing benefit assessments and reassessments. We advocate for adults in the work related activity group and adults taking part in work programme.
Parent led site that is packed with useful information about special educational needs and disability issues faced by children and their parents.