SENDIASS – Special Education Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service
SENDIASS is a free service to Norfolk residents that provides high quality, bespoke, impartial and confidential support to ensure that our service users are at the heart of decision-making processes and are fully informed of their options and rights that affect theirs or their families lives.
- Norfolk Local Offer
- www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
- www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
- www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
- www.widgit.com/resources – Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
- www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
- www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
- www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
- www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
- www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
- www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html – A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories
Autism https://www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx and https://www.autism.org.uk/ The National Autistic Society give useful advice to parents of autistic children, including an online directory which will pull together information according to your child’s age diagnosis and where they live.
Cognition Needs https://www.mencap.org.uk/ and https://www.cerebra.org.uk/ for learning disabilities and difficulties support
Dyslexia https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/ a useful website with information about dyslexia, assessment and identification, exam concessions etc.
Dyspraxia https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ for support with Dyspraxia otherwise known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder. Offers information and supports individuals and families affected by developmental dyspraxia through books, suggestions and an adult support group.
Hearing https://www.ndcs.org.uk/ National Deaf Children’s Society – have an informative website including information about a new software reader for spoken text on the web.
https://apdsupportuk.yolasite.com/ for support with Auditory Processing Disorder
Mental Health https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ Mental Health Foundation has on-line information about anxiety, depression, ADHD etc.
https://www.kooth.com/ Free and anonymous online support, including counselling, for children and young people.
https://youngminds.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh7qS3Nfh4gIV1oXVCh3OrwSOEAAYASAAEgI1y_D_BwE support for young people including a parent support line
Motor Skills https://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/ American website providing a range of activities and advice to support fine and gross motor skills
Sensory Processing Disorder https://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/ and https://thesensoryseeker.com/sensory-processing-disorder-in-the-uk/ for sensory processing disorder support
Sight https://www.rnib.org.uk/ here are around two million people in the UK with sight problems and RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the leading charity offering practical support, advice and information to anyone with a sight problem. Their pioneering work helps not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.
Speech and Language http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/ Speech and Language Services – Talking Point provides a guide to speech and language services and useful links to other associated websites.