This website is there to support families in preparing for the Festive period. This time of year, with all its changes, is really unsettling for a lot of students with additional needs. The festive season can be especially tricky for families, with heightened anxiety, but also a desire to participate in festive events as much as possible
Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
British Dyslexia Association
The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.
I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.
Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
National Autistic Society
The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.
Hypermobility Syndrome Association
Hypermobility Syndrome Association provides specific information for children and their parents to help families who often just don’t know where to turn. We run specialist family programmes, where families can learn together how best to manage the many symptoms relating to hypermobility, gain confidence and ask any questions they may have.
There are lots of national and local support groups if your child has a diagnosis or a disability, including: