Useful Resources

The coffee klatch
A US website, which refers to itself as a virtual cup of coffee, aimed at parents of children with special needs, with blog posts, articles and expert opinions.

PDA Resource Group
This PDA Resource website links to various recommended websites, Facebook pages, blogs, documents, graphics, & videos etc. and gathers together the best available information surrounding PDA, from sources around the world, to help parents, carers, professionals and others have a better understanding of PDA, and to provide help and support for people dealing with the condition.

SEN Code of Practice
Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014. Invaluable for understanding the legislation that schools and LAs are bound by.

Ambitious About Autism
Website providing information for understanding autism, including other parents stories. Also has an online forum which allows parents to connect with each other

SEN Direct - Help Finding the right support & information
Website to allow families to find the activities and support that suit their interests, preferences, lifestyle and budget, and that can make adjustments to support any additional needs they have.

School Exclusion Project - Legal Support
A project that provides free advocacy to help parents appeal against their child’s permanent exclusion, they specialise in disability discrimination and cases where the child has special educational needs.

The website has a wealth of information relating to parents rights and provides a guide to schools exclusion.

Special Needs Jungle
Parent led information, resources, and informed opinion about Children with SENs. Contains a wealth of articles about EHCP. and other articles & insights relevant to parents of children with autism.

Making Contact
Linked to Contact A Family, the website provides the opportunity to make contact with other families via online forums or by listing your details in the “Find people” section which allows people to make direct contact with each other

ASD Friendly
Online forum for parents and carers of people with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, allowing for the sharing of tips, venting of frustrations and having a laugh about things that other people won’t understand

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