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 benefitsVIEW WEBSITE
Independent Parental Special Education AdviceVIEW WEBSITE
Advocacy supportVIEW WEBSITE
MENCAPVIEW WEBSITE
Thrive – helping to prepare children for life’s emotional ups and downsVIEW WEBSITE
Move – charity supporting children with physical disabilities VIEW WEBSITE

Communication

DESCRIPTIONLINK TO WEBSITE
Tacpac Sensory activities to support interaction and communicationVIEW WEBSITE
TaSSeLs – tactile signing for sensory learnersVIEW WEBSITE
MakatonVIEW WEBSITE
The Comunication TrustVIEW WEBSITE
Elklan communication trainersVIEW WEBSITE
Language for learningVIEW 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 ToysVIEW WEBSITE
TFH – specialist toys and play equipmentVIEW WEBSITE
Bag Books Multisensory StoriesVIEW WEBSITE
Family Fund (grant making fund for one off purchases)VIEW WEBSITE
Tactile and audio books for children with visual impairmentsVIEW WEBSITE

Support Groups

DESCRIPTIONLINK TO WEBSITE
Acorns Children’s HospiceVIEW WEBSITE
Autism West MidlandsVIEW WEBSITE
Down’s Syndrome AssociationVIEW WEBSITE
Down Syndrome Education InternationalVIEW WEBSITE
Cerebral PalsyVIEW WEBSITE
Contact a FamilyVIEW WEBSITE
The Fragile X SocietyVIEW WEBSITE
MENCAPVIEW 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