Useful SEND Websites
- SENDIASS – Special Education Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Servicehttps://www.kids.org.uk/lewisham-sendiassSENDIASS is a free service to Lewisham residents that provides high quality, bespoke, impartial and confidential support to ensure that our service users are at the heart of decision-making processes and are fully informed of their options and rights that affect theirs or their families lives.
- www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
- www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
- www.drumbeatasd.org/website/parent_dropins – Drumbeat Outreach offer a number of regular informal drop-in sessions, both daytime and evening supporting parents, carers and other family members loving and living with a child/young person with autism.
- www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
- www.widgit.com/resources – Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
- www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
- www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
- www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
- www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
- www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
- www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html – A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories
Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills: