Useful Websites

There are many websites with information on conditions presenting in schools, and links to national agencies and government bodies involved in supporting the teaching and learning of children with special educational needs. 

The following websites give definitions of, information on and ways of working with specific conditions in education.

Speech and communication difficulties:

Afasic England – supporting children and their parents to overcome speech and language difficulties. The website contains a wealth of information for children, young people, their parents/carers and the professionals who are providing support and services for them.

I CAN – the children’s communication charity. I CAN’s mission is to make sure that everyone in contact with children knows how important communication is, what a communication difficulty looks like and what they can do to help.

Talking Point – the first stop for information on children’s communication

Websites about specific learning difficulties:

Teachernet SEN and disability guide

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

Dyspraxia Foundation

Autism spectrum and Aspergers:

National Autistic Society

Mental health:


Youngs Minds: for Children’s mental health

Cerebral palsy:

Scope – is a charity that supports disabled people and their families.

Down’s syndrome:

Down’s Syndrome Association

Visual and hearing impairment:

National Blind Children’s Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society


Epilepsy Action