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Charities for disabled children/SEN/additional needs

Links to charities for disabled children and young people

General

UK-based charities helping disabled children and young people

Contact a Family (CAF) for families with disabled children

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

The ACE Centre

Self Help UK - Guide to patient support and self help

 Seesaw - grief support for the young in Oxfordshire

Autism

Young Minds Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people

NORSACA - to ensure people with autism can live their lives with dignity, choice and independence.

The National Autism Society for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

Autism Oxford  spread awareness of the realities of life on the autism spectrum and support the development of autism services.

OASIS (Oxfordshire Autistic Society Information & Support) Charity run by parent volunteers for those bringing up children and young adults on the Autistic Spectrum

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire (AFS)

Blind/ visually impaired

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind  Charity supporting children and adults who are blind or partially sighted throughout Oxfordshire.

Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.

Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA) Helping children and young people with visual impairment

National Blind Children's Society (NCBS) Helping children and young people with visual impairment

Blind/partially sighted self help groups

Cancer

Cancer Research UK

Clic Sargent for children with cancer

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Movement (CALM)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) National association of healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of children and younger teenagers with cancer.

Children with Cancer UK

Macmillan Cancer Support Living with cancer, we are here to support

The Brain Tumour Charity

Together For Short Lives For all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them.

Youth Cancer Trust

Cerebral Palsy

Scope

Bobath Centre

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Chloe Cotton Trust Fund List of charities

Deaf/Partial Hearing

National Deaf Children Society

Auditory Verbal

 

Diabetes

Diabetes UK

Children with Diabetes UK

The Diabetes Charities Directory The Diabetes Charities area gives visitors the chance to learn more about individual diabetes charities and what they do.

InDependent Diabetes Trust

 

Downs Syndrome

Downs Syndrome Association

Oxford Downs Syndrome Association

Dyslexia/Dyspraxia

The Website for Parents of Dyslexics List of helpful websites

DORE Programme for learning disabilities

 Sunflower Trust  therapy for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, hypersensitivity, chronic fatigue, global learning difficulties, developmental delay, behavioural difficulties, concentration issues, lack of confidence and many other challenges.

Dyspraxia Foundation supporting children, families and adults with dyspraxia 

Oxfordshire Dyslexia Association (ODA)

Epilepsy

 Epilepsy Action

Young Epilepsy

Epilepsy Society

Heart

Children’s Heart Federation

Learning Disability & Brain conditions

Mencap the voice of learning disability

Cerebra to improve the lives of children with brain related conditions

Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) for children and adults who have had a brain injury

Life limiting conditions

Together for Short Lives

Rainbow Trust  provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Self Help UK Directory for self help children's charities

Mobility

Action for Kids helps disabled children and young people towards independence

Ableize Directory of aids and mobility services

Whizz Kidz provides disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods.

Allied Mobility wheelchair accessible vehicles specialist for the UK and Ireland.

Independent living - kids with mobility problems

Speech

AFASIC (supports parents and carers of children with language impairments)

Skin

 Debra working on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus

SHINE  Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Information Networking Equality

Syndromes

Angelman Syndrome Support Group

 Prada-Willi Syndrome Association

Rett UK

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