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Education and learning contacts for disabled people

There is a range of organisations and charities that offer advice and information to disabled people and parents of disabled children on learning-related areas


AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology

ACE Centre (Aiding Communication in Education)

ACE Centre offers help and support for children who have complex physical and communication difficulties, and for their parents, carers or therapists

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

The British Dyslexia Association aims to create a dyslexia-friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential

British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC)

BIBIC offers help to families caring for children with brain injury, conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy and learning difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia

Deaf Education through Listening and Talking (DELTA)

DELTA is a national charity which supports and develops the Natural Aural Approach to the education of deaf children

Down's Syndrome Association

The Down's Syndrome Association provides information about all aspects of living with Down's syndrome, including advice for new parents

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action is a national charity specialising in teacher training, and assessment and tuition for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families


I CAN works to foster the development of speech, language and communication skills with a special focus on children with a communication disability

Lead Scotland

Lead Scotland is a voluntary organisation set up to support disabled young people and adults and carers to access post-school education.


MacIntyre is a national charity that provides learning, support and care for children and adults with learning disabilities


Mencap is a leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers

Network 81

Network 81 is a national network of parents working towards inclusive education for all children with special needs

Parents for Inclusion (Pi)

Parents for Inclusion is an organisation of parents helping parents so that disabled children can learn, make friends and have a voice in school and throughout life


Rathbone works towards helping anyone whose needs have not been met by education, or who needs support to overcome their barriers to learning, training or employment

Skill (National Bureau for Students with Disabilities)

Skill is a national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of impairment in post-16 education, training and employment

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