Links

These are websites which BGC consider to be useful sources of information although we do not necessarily endorse views or specific content, or the degree of accessibility of the information.

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Abuse

Advocacy

Arts

Autistic Spectrum

Benefits

Cerebral Palsy

Challenging Behaviour

Child and Family

Communication

Education

Epilepsy

Forensic Issues

General

Genetics

Health

Horticultural therapy

Housing

Human rights

Independent supported living

Information technology

International sites

Leisure

Literacy

Mental health

Neurology

Nursing

Occupational therapy

Residential care

Respite care

Services

Social care

Speech and language therapy

Sport

Syndromes

Transition

 

Abuse

The Ann Craft Trust
www.anncrafttrust.org

Respond
www.respond.org.uk

VOICE UK
www.voiceuk.org.uk

Advocacy

Advocacy Alliance (Bedfordshire)

Advocacy Alliance is an independent charity offering high quality support to enable people to solve issues and become active members of their local community.

www.advocacyalliance.co.uk

National People First

People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties to raise awareness of and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties and to support self advocacy groups across the country.
www.peoplefirstltd.com

Arts

Art Spider

The Mencap learning disability arts website!

See What’s On near you, check out films, music and art in the Gallery and click on Resources for links to art organisations.
www.artspider.org.uk

The Nordhoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre

Provides a network of music therapists across the UK who work with people of all ages with a range of conditions
www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Zinc

Zinc (formerly Theatre Resource) is a dynamic and forward-looking professional arts organisation, specialising in the area of disability arts and social inclusion.
www.zincarts.org.uk

Autistic Spectrum

Autism Bedfordshire

www.autismbedfordshire.net

AWARES
www.awares.org

Autism West Midlands
www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
www.jkp.com

The National Autistic Society
www.nas.org.uk

The Hesley Group
www.hesleygroup.co.uk

The Scottish Society for Autism
www.autism-in-scotland.org.uk

Autistic Society
www.autisticsociety.org

AWARES – All Wales Autism Resource
www.awares.org

The Stonking Steps – Autistic author Will Rogers
www.thestonkingsteps.com

Benefits

In Control
www.in-control.org.uk

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com

Cerebral Palsy Information
www.cerebralpalsysource.com

About Cerebral Palsy
www.about-cerebral-palsy.org

Caring for Cerebral Palsy
www.caringforcerebralpalsy.com

Cerebral Palsy Equipment and Accessories
www.cerebralpalsyaccessoriesandequipment.com

Cerebral Palsy Toys and Play Aids
www.cerebralpalsytoysandplayaids.com

Origins of Cerebral Palsy
www.originsofcerebralpalsy.com

Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
www.treatmentofcerebralpalsy.com

Challenging Behaviour

Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis
www.IABA.com

Challenging Behaviour Foundation
www.thecbf.org.uk

Child and Family

Cerebra
www.cerebra.org.uk

Contact a Family Directory
www.cafamily.org.uk

Sunfield School
www.sunfield.org.uk

Family Onwards
www.familyonwards.com

For Parents By Parents
www.forparentsbyparents.com

Handsel Trust
www.handseltrust.org

Just Parents
www.justparents.co.uk

Bridges
www.irtbridges.org.uk

ParentView
www.strath.ac.uk/Departments/Psychology/ParentView/PVhome.htm

Raising Kids
www.raisingkids.co.uk

Small Steps School for Parents
www.smallstepssfp.co.uk

Through the Looking Glass
www.lookingglass.org

Whizz-Kidz
www.whizz-kidz.org.uk

Communication

Communication Matters
www.communicationmatters.org.uk

Makaton
www.makaton.org

Signalong
www.signalong.org.uk

The Big Tree
www.thebigtree.org

Deaf 24/7
www.deaf247.co.uk

Decoda
www.decoda.org

Media First
www.mediafirst.org.uk

Education

OAASIS – Office for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special Needs
www.hesleygroup.co.uk

The Caspari Foundation
www.caspari.org.uk

Coleg Elidyr
www.colegelidyr.com

NASEN
www.nasen.org.uk

SENsite
www.sensite.co.uk

SENteachers
www.SENteachers.co.uk

Educating children with a Learning Disability

An American website looking at different conditions and methods of teaching

http://know-the-ada.com/t1/educating-children-learning-disabilities.html

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Society
www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

NCYPE – National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy
www.ncype.org.uk

Forensic issues

VOICE UK
www.voiceuk.org.uk

General

About intelligence
www.aboutintelligence.co.uk

AdviceGuide
www.adviceguide.org.uk

Assisted Living Foundation
www.assistedliving.org.uk

Association of Charity Officers
www.aco.uk.net

Counselling Directory

Provides a counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Change
CHANGE is a leading national human rights organisation, campaigning for equal rights for all people with learning disabilities. CHANGE produces training and accessible information on subjects including parenting, sexuality, employment, health, housing and cancer.
www.changepeople.co.uk

Charity Library
www.charitylibrary.co.uk

Direct Enquiries – the national access register
www.directenquiries.com

Directgov Public Services Online
www.direct.gov.uk/disability

Disabled Living Foundation
www.dlf.org.uk

Disabled Workers Co-operative
www.disabledworkers.org.uk

Disability Works
www.disabilityworks.co.uk

The Elfrida Society
www.elfrida.com

Family Village Library
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/library.htm

Focus on Disability
www.crossd17.freeserve.co.uk

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
www.learningdisabilities.org.uk

Home Farm Trust
www.hft.org.uk

John O’Brien’s Publications
http://soeweb.syr.edu/thechp/rsapub.htm

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
www.jrf.org.uk

L’Arche
www.larche.org.uk

learningdisability.co.uk
www.learningdisability.co.uk

Learning Disability UK
www.learningdisabilitiesuk.org.uk

MacIntyre Care
www.macintyrecharity.org

Mencap

A UK charity which campaigns for equal rights for children and adults with a learning disability and offers a variety of services to them, their families and their carers.
www.mencap.org.uk

National Development Team
www.ndt.org.uk

Norah Fry Centre
www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/NorahFry

OAASIS – Office for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special Needs
www.hesleygroup.co.uk

Papworth Trust
www.papworth.org.uk

Paradigm
www.paradigm-uk.org

Remploy
www.remploy.co.uk

Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability
www.scld.org.uk

Scope
www.scope.org.uk

Social Care Online
www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk

Speaking Up
www.speakingup.org

Strategies for Change
www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/NorahFry/Strategy/

The Big Tree
www.thebigtree.org

Tizard Centre
www.kent.ac.uk/tizard/

United Response
www.unitedresponse.org.uk/public_html/index.html

Values into Action Scotland
At Values Into Action Scotland, we promote rights, choice and control for people with learning difficulties.
www.viascotland.org.uk

The UK Health and Learning Disability Network
http://www.ldhealthnetwork.org.uk/

Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities
www.uwcm.ac.uk/wcld

Genetics

British Institute for Brain Injured Children
www.bibic.org.uk

Health

Easy Health
www.easyhealth.org.uk

Look Up
www.lookupinfo.org

Patient UK
www.patient.co.uk

National Patient Safety Agency
www.npsa.nhs.uk

NHS Direct Online
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Royal Society of Medicine
www.rsm.ac.uk/learning-disability

Learning about Intellectual Disabilities and Health
www.intellectualdisability.info

Health Directory UK
http://www.healthdirectoryuk.com/

Living with Reflux
www.livingwithreflux.org

Horticultural Therapy

Thrive
www.thrive.org.uk

Growability
www.growability.co.uk

Housing

Housing Options
www.housingoptions.org.uk

Human Rights

Disability Rights Commission
www.drc-gb.org

Independent supported living

The Independent Living Funds
www.ilf.org.uk

Information Technology

Microsoft
www.microsoft.com/enable/guides

AbilityNet
www.abilitynet.co.uk

Keytools
www.keytools.com

International sites

Microsoft
www.microsoft.com/enable/guides

TRIADD
www.triadd.lu

Family Village Library
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/library.htm

Hope House Foundation
www.hope-house.org

IASSID – International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities
www.iassid.org

TASH
www.tash.org

Leisure

The Nordhoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre
www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Theatre Resource
www.theatre-resource.org.uk

The Countryside Commission
www.countryside.gov.uk/diversity

Breakaway Holidays
www.breakawayhols.co.uk

Endeavour Safaris
www.endeavour-safaris.com

Melody
www.melody.me.uk

Orpheus Centre
www.orpheus.org.uk

Smile Holidays
www.smilehols.com

Ty Glyn Davis Trust Holiday Centre
www.tyglyndavistrust.co.uk

Literacy

The National Listening Library
www.listening-books.org.uk

Magazines and newsletters

Plain Facts
www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/NorahFry/PlainFacts/

Mental health

The Mental Health Foundation
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

TRIADD
www.triadd.lu

Dave Sheppard Associates (Mental Health Law)
www.davesheppard.co.uk

Neurology

British Institute for Brain Injured Children
www.bibic.org.uk

Cerebra
www.cerebra.org.uk

Nursing

Royal College of Nursing
www.rcn.org.uk

RCN/Department of Health
www.learnaboutnursing.org

Nursing Standard
http://nursingstandard.rcnpublishing.co.uk/

Intellicus (an American site but has lots of other links you might find useful)
http://intelicus.com/the-nursing-reference-center/

Occupational therapy

College of Occupational Therapists
www.cot.org.uk

Residential Care

CSCI – The Commission for Social Care Inspection
www.csci.org.uk

Walsingham
www.walsingham.com

Respite care

Shared Care Network
www.sharedcarenetwork.org.uk

Services

Check the Map
www.checkthemap.org

Commission for Social Care Inspection
www.csci.org.uk

Resource Information Service
www.ris.org.uk

Disabled Workers Co-operative
www.disabledworkers.org.uk

Social care

SCIE Social Care Online
www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk
ISWA Independent Social Work Agency
www.iswa.ltd.uk

Speech and language therapy

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy
www.rcslt.org

Sport

BBC Disability Sport
www.bbc.co.uk/go/syn/bild/disabsport/-/disabilitysport

Special Olympics
www.specialolympics.org

Special Olympics Great Britain
http://www.sogb.org.uk

Syndromes

The Cri-du-Chat Syndrome Support Group
www.cridchat.u-net.com

Down’s Syndrome Association
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Down’s Syndrome Scotland
www.dsscotland.org.uk

The Fragile X Society
www.fragilex.org.uk

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware
www.fasaware.co.uk

Climb: The National Information and Advice Centre for Metabolic Diseases
www.climb.org.uk/

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
www.pwsa.co.uk

The Williams Syndrome Foundation
www.williams-syndrome.org.uk/

Tourette Syndrome Information and Support Site
www.tourettes-disorder.com/

Tourette Syndrome (UK) Association
www.tsa.org.uk

Cerebral Palsy Source
www.cerebralpalsysource.com/

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
http://depts.washington.edu/fadu/

Transition

PASTEL
www.pastel.org.uk

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