Contact supports families with guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other and help them to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
The Down’s Syndrome Association offers information, support and advice on any question or concern related to Down’s syndrome. They have specialist advisers who can provide information and support on issues such as health, social care, benefits and education for people with Down’s syndrome.
The Educational Rights Alliance is a national, grassroots organisation committed to advancing equality in education for children and young people with disabilities. They campaign for children and young people with SEN to be seen as having educational rights not ‘special needs’, and promote equality rather than inclusion in schools and local authorities.
Independent Parental / Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with SEND. They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
Hackney Special/ Education Crisis works with parent and carer groups around the country to raise funds for a judicial review against the Secretary of State for Education concerning underfunding of SEND provision throughout the UK.
Kids is a national charity, providing wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families. They offer support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.