A Special Child in the Family
Dedicated to helping parents cope with a child with a disability including dealing with the initial shock following your child's diagnosis and how to cope.
Action for Sick Children
Working with healthcare professionals and Government bodies to improve the quality of care for sick and disabled children. Includes donation details.
The Alexander Trust
Provides support and information to special needs families. Details of lectures and dolphin healing programmes.
British Academy of Childhood Disability
An organisation for professionals working in the field of childhood disability. Provides details of membership, publications, support for research, conferences, and training.
Provides specialist equipment, treatment and therapy to disabled children across the UK. Offers area contacts and details of how to donate.
National charity that strives to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions through research, education and direct, ongoing support.
Children's Respite Trust
Registered charity providing respite care to children with disabilities in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
The Children's Trust
Provides education, therapy and care to children with varying disabilities in the UK. Fundraising details, news and events plus rehabilitation centres.
A UK postal lending library of children's Braille books with over 12,000 in the collection. Details of the books available and how to joining the library.
UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children. Includes an A-Z of conditions, resources for professionals and families and details of current campaigns.
Contains e-learning resources and training for those who work with, volunteers with, care for, commission or deliver services for disabled children, young people and their families.
Don't Stick It, Stop It!
Mencap's national campaign against bullying of children with a learning disability; includes information designed for children and young people, and for their parents, carers, and teachers.
Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM)
Campaigns to raise the political profile of disabled children and their families within central and local government; includes materials and resources, policies, how to get involved, and a section for young campaigners.
Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM)
A campaign run by leading organisations working with disabled children and their families to lobby for rights and justice for every disabled child; provides details of policies and campaigns, how to get involved, resources, news, and contacts.
The Family Fund
An independent grant-giving organisation helping low-income families caring for a severely disabled child; describes their scheme, with online application and guidelines.
Go Kids Go
A leading provider of wheelchair training skills, including road safety, getting up and down kerbs, negotiating steps and much more. View course details and how to get involved.
A charity that funds holidays and days out for children with special needs and/or physical disabilities. Includes application details.
The Henry Spink Foundation
A charity assisting children with severe disabilities through complementary and alternative medicine. Details of how to offer help.
Guides disabled children towards mainstream inclusion in the communities plus offers parent respite. Includes news and event details.
A voluntary organisation based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh providing information and emotional support to families of children and young people with additional support needs, and the professionals who work with them.
An NHS information site providing information for parents and health professionals with video clips, special reports and advice contacts.
Merlin’s Magic Wand
Charity for children, providing magical days out for those who are seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged.
The National Holiday Fund
A charity that raises funds to take disabled and sick children on a holiday of a lifetime to Florida, USA. View images, video clips and how to apply or donate.
Assists the parents and families with disabled and terminally ill children. Details of nursing facilities, equipment and awareness.
Royal Society for Blind Children
Provides a range of services in London and across England and Wales for blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them.
Scotland's Disabled Children (fSDC)
A coalition of children's and disability organisations campaigning for effective services that meet the needs of all disabled children and young people; includes background on issues and campaign materials, how to get involved, news, contacts, and blogs.
A charity that finds help and adventure for disabled children and their families in the UK.
Provides information and support to families and carers in Canterbury and coastal areas. Includes a resource directory and volunteer services.
Special Kids in the UK
Provides support and advice to UK families of children with any kind of special needs. Describes the available services and includes FAQ and publications list.
Special Needs Jungle
Parent-led news, information and informed opinion on special needs, disability, children's mental and physical health conditions, in particular rare diseases.
An organisation set up to promote and support a team model for everyone in the world of childhood disability, including parents, carers, and professionals. Includes resources, news, and contacts.
Tailor Ed Foundation
An independent charity offering a free home based service teaching practical skills to the disabled and those with autism from getting dressed and toileting to brushing teeth and going to bed. Based in Scotland.
Tree of Hope
Offers hope to the families of sick and disabled children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment.
True Colours Trust
Charity supporting a large number of local organisations and projects that support disabled children and their families.
Provides children with disabilities with essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment; describes their services and campaigns, with news and contacts.