These links are to external websites and whilst we hope you will them helpful, we cannot accept responsibility for the information contained in them.

Affinity Hub

Affinity Hub aims to provide emotional support to parents and carers of children with special needs. Many parents of disabled children or children with special needs face additional associated challenges in practical, physical and emotional terms. Sometimes when life doesn't follow an expected, mainstream, non-disabled path it can make you feel isolated and like you're the only one going through certain emotions and experiences.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders: a clinical priority

The RCGP has identified Autistic Spectrum Disorder as a Clinical Priority. It aims to develop and implement a strategy for primary care. Through the work of the Clinical Champion, the College will work with partners in promoting models of best practice and pathways of care and will develop learning and educational resources. The Charter provides a framework for making GP surgeries more visibly friendly for those on the autistic spectrum and we hope that you will find it of benefit to your practice and consider displaying it both in your waiting room and on your website.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Beyond Words

Free picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic.

Carers Trust

Action, help and advice.

Carers UK

The voice of carers

Easy News

Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities, aimed to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed about the world around them. It is run by United Response, an established charity with an excellent track record in supporting young people and adults with a range of mental health needs and disabilities – which include learning disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury, sensory impairments, and dementia.

Foundation for people with learning disabilities

Work with people with learning disabilities, their families and the people who support them

Free and Open Source Dyslexia Typeface

OpenDyslexic is an open source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. OpenDyslexic is free for Commercial and Personal use.


Greater Manchester Coalition of of Disabled People aims to promote the independence and integration of disabled people in society.


The mental health charity


National Autistic Society

NHS Choices on Autism

This is the NHS advice section on Autism

The ASC good practice Guide

ABOUT THE ASPERGER'S SYNDROME FOUNDATION - The Asperger's Syndrome Foundation is a small Registered Charity based in London, England. Founded and currently chaired by Beatrice Buisseret, it was established in 2002 with the support of parents whose sons/daughters have Asperger's Syndrome.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Making a difference to the lives of people with learning difficulties

The Friendship Circle Blog

Special needs resources for parents and educators

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