Additional Needs

Please also check the 'Additional Needs Web Resources' page saved at the bottom of this page (updated March 2015)

Additional Needs                                                                                            

Provides information, activities and resources for teachers, pupils, parents and others who have an interest in additional needs http://www.additionalneeds.net

ADDers.org ADD/ADHD Online Information

(Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support)
Promotes awareness to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and provides information and as much free practical help as they can to sufferers, both adults and children, and their families http://www.adders.org/

Autism Independent UK                                                                                         

The Society exists to increase awareness of autism, together with newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment.  The main goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with Autism http://www.autismuk.com

Cool2Care 

Cool2Care provides help to families who are looking after disabled children and young people.  The website provides information for parents and guardians of disabled children who would like to employ a high quality, trained care-worker or personal assistant to help out. http://www.cool2care.co.uk

Face2Face

Face 2 Face works with parents and carers of disabled children with additional needs to provide support and understanding. Their trained volunteers are all parents or carers of a disabled child and can empathise with the struggles that you face. http://www.scope.org.uk/services/east-surrey-face-2-face

Family Action - Building stronger families

Families come in all shapes and sizes.  No matter how they are constructed, Family Action is committed to supporting them to realise their potential.  There are times when problems can seem too overwelming to manage.

Family Action works to tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today - including financial hardship, mental health problems, social isolation, learning disabilities, domestic abuse, or substance misuse and alcohold problems.  They work directly with vulnerable children and families through their services and also support professionals through their training and consultancy provision. 

www.family-action.org.uk

Family Voice Surrey

Family Voice Surrey is a voluntary organisation made up of parents and carers.  They work with decision-makers in Education, Health & Social Care to improve provision for 0-25 year olds with additional needs in Surrey.  You can join by;

visiting; www.familyvoicesurrey.org
emailing; contact@familyvoicesurrey.org
calling; 01372 705708

Family Information Service                                                                                             

A helpline and website for all families with children and young people aged 0-19 years old (up to 25 years old for young people with a disability or special educational need).  Take a look at the web pages to find out more http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service

KIDS Direct Short Breaks                                                                                            

For disabled children, young people and their families.  A KIDS short break means that disabled children and young people can enjoy and experience activities that they are interested in with the support of a skilled Short Break Worker (Personal Assistant) http://www.directshortbreaks.org.uk

Home Start (UK)

Home-Start is the UK's leading family support charity for families with a child or children under 5. Home-Start volunteers provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families in their own homes. They represent a lifeline for many families when things are difficult http://www.home-start.org.uk/

ICAN

The national education charity for children with speech and language difficulties http://www.ican.org.uk

Portage Early Education Support Service                                                       

Portage is a home based teaching service provided by Surrey Children’s Service.  Its aim is to help parents support their child’s learning in the early years.  Portage supports families with young children who have developmental delay and fits into the early period before children start in a playgroup or nursery.  Telephone 01737 737979 http://www.portage.org.uk/

RLSB Supporting life beyond childhood sight loss

RLSB is a website to help vision impaired young people and their families to feel more knowledgeable and supported in working towards their aspirations and becoming independent.  http://www.rlsb.org.uk/

Sense

National charity for children and adults who are both deaf and blind.  http://www.sense.org.uk

St Piers School and College

St Piers is a non-maintained special school for pupils aged 5 to 19.  It is a fantastic place for children with neurological conditions and behavioural difficulties to learn new skills, grow in confidence and make new friends.  The staff excel in teaching pupils with a range of conditions including:  ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Behavioural Difficulties, Epilepsy, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Non-Weight Bearing, Severe Learning Diffculties.

For more information about open days contact education@youngepilepsy.org.uk or Tel: 01342 831348

Surrey Early Support Service

Providing early support for children aged 0-5 years old with disabilities and special needs.  Surrey Early Support Service can offer parents and professionals information about local services for young children with additional needs.http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/special-educational-needs-and-disability/surrey-early-support-service-for-young-children-with-disabilities

Surrey Parent Partnership

Do you think your child may have special educational needs?  Are you a parent of a child with special educational needs?  If you need information, advice or support, Surrey Parent Partnership may be able to help.  Call the helpline 01737 737300 or visit http://www.surreyparentpartnership.org.uk/

Yippee Tots

Yippee Tots is a fun and interactive weekly play session for children aged 0-5 who have disabilities or complex needs.  The group offers parents and carers the opportunity to meet other families and interact with their children within a safe, accessible, stimulating and supportive environment.  Siblings can also attend the play session.http://www.ymcaredhill.com/disability/children-0-5/yippee-tots-