Useful Information Links

Information and support

DESCRIPTIONCONTACT NUMBER
Blue Badge Team03005550055
Children with Disabilities Team01384 813252
Connexions01384 811400
Family Information Service01384 814398
Occupational Therapy Team01384 366912
Physiotherapy Team01384 361243
Ridge Hill Centre01384 323047
Speech and Language Services01384 321375
Wheel Chair Services01384 889400
SENDIAS – Support and information for parents in dispute with LA or schools. 01384 817373
DESCRIPTIONLink to Website
Citizen’s Advice BureauxVIEW WEBSITE
Government website with information about benefits VIEW WEBSITE
Independent Parental Special Education Advice VIEW WEBSITE
Advocacy support VIEW WEBSITE
MENCAPVIEW WEBSITE
Thrive – helping to prepare children for life’s emotional ups and downs VIEW WEBSITE
Move – charity supporting children with physical disabilities VIEW WEBSITE

Communication

DESCRIPTIONLINK TO WEBSITE
Tacpac Sensory activities to support interaction and communication VIEW WEBSITE
TaSSeLs – tactile signing for sensory learners VIEW WEBSITE
Makaton VIEW WEBSITE
The Comunication Trust VIEW WEBSITE
Elklan communication trainers VIEW WEBSITE
Language for learning VIEW WEBSITE

Toys & Equipment

DESCRIPTIONLINK TO WEBSITE
Fledglings (excellent for home safety equipment, clothes, dining) VIEW WEBSITE
Crelling (specialist car seats and harnesses) VIEW WEBSITE
Sensory and Specialist Toys VIEW WEBSITE
TFH – specialist toys and play equipment VIEW WEBSITE
Bag Books Multisensory Stories VIEW WEBSITE
Family Fund (grant making fund for one off purchases) VIEW WEBSITE
Tactile and audio books for children with visual impairments VIEW WEBSITE

Support Groups

DESCRIPTIONLINK TO WEBSITE
Acorns Children’s HospiceVIEW WEBSITE
Autism West Midlands VIEW WEBSITE
Down’s Syndrome Association VIEW WEBSITE
Down Syndrome Education International VIEW WEBSITE
Cerebral Palsy VIEW WEBSITE
Contact a FamilyVIEW WEBSITE
The Fragile X SocietyVIEW WEBSITE
MENCAP VIEW WEBSITE
National Autistic SocietyVIEW WEBSITE
National Deaf SocietyVIEW WEBSITE
Royal National Institute for the BlindVIEW WEBSITE
The PDA SocietyVIEW WEBSITE
Smith Magenis Syndrome FoundationVIEW WEBSITE
Unique the Rare Chromosome Disorder SupportVIEW WEBSITE