Further information and advice

support

Organisations with rich online resources

The Can Child Institute

A Canadian not-for-profit organisation producing and disseminating cutting edge research in an accessible way. They are a great source of information on the subject of childhood disability.

Capability

Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for, disabled children and adults across Scotland.

Cerebra

Cerebra is a national charity striving to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions. They produce a range of excellent, high quality guides on a wide range of subjects.

Euan's Guide

Euan’s Guide is the disabled access review website and app that aims to ‘remove the fear of the unknown’ and inspire people to try new places. Disabled people, their friends and families can use the website to search for listings and reviews of venues across the UK and beyond. Listings include information about accessible toilets, wheelchair access, hearing loops and multiple other access features that exist at any one particular venue.

for Scotland's Disabled Children

for Scotland's Disabled Children (fSDC) and Children in Scotland created a guide called "Shaping the services you use" to help parents and carers get more involved with the services their children use. The guide includes practical suggestions for how parents can be more involved in decisions about services and their child's care and education.

Head Injury Information Directory

The Head injury information Directory is an online resource for anyone affected by or working in the field of brain injury. The website’s purpose is to bring together information on the many organisations who are involved in brain injury in Scotland.

NICE. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NICE allows you to search recent research evidence regarding the latest treatments and procedures e.g. intrathecal baclofen or sleep positioning.

Education

Enquire

A website aimed at young people with additional support needs.

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) Scotland 

An organisation providing a support and advocacy service for parents of children with special educational needs. The Advice Line provides legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is the result of your child’s special educational needs or disability.  

Helpline: 0131 454 0082

National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN).  The leading organisation in the UK promoting education, training, advancement and development of all those with special educational needs. 

World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a social movement, of, by and for the CP community. Bobath Scotland hold an annual conference to mark the day, and you can view some of the PowerPoint presentations from the day online here.

British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD)

The British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) is an organisation for professionals working in the field of childhood disability in the UK.

Special Educational Needs

The Government has produced an SEN Toolkit for parents, educators, and everyone working with a child or young person with Sepcial Educational Needs.

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