There are so many organisations around that may be able to offer help, support, guidance or simple further information. This list is by no means exhaustive but is a starting point for you.
ASGMA- Autistic Society Greater Manchester Areahttp://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/
Contact a FamilyThe Contact a Family freephone Helpline is an advice service for parents and family members caring for a disabled child. Freephone helpline 0808 808 3555 (9.30 – 5pm Mon-Fri) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our websitewww.cafamily.org.uk
Disability Grantshttp://www.disability-grants.org/A website designed to help you apply for disability grants
Dynavox Mayer Johnson http://www.mayer-johnson.co.ukto enhance learning and human expression for all thorough symbol based products
Make a Wish http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/A charity providing once in a lifetime experiences for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions
National Autistic Societyhttp://www.autism.org.uk/A national charity that provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for autistic people.
Nation Deaf Children’s Societyhttp://www.ndcs.org.uk/A national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Pyramid Educational Consultants Ltdhttp://www.pecs-unitedkingdom.comPyramid offers a wide range of consulting services and products for educators and parents of children and adults with autism and related disabilities.
The Rainbow Trusthttp://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/Charity providing special experiences for children with disabilities
RNIB– Royal National Institute for the Blindhttp://www.rnib.org.ukOffers practical and emotional support for everyone effected by sight loss.
Free support group for parents and carers of child with SEND
Scope http://www.scope.org.uk/Provides support, information and advice for people with disabilities and their families.
Signalonghttps://signalong.org.ukSignalong is sign-supported communication for people with learning difficulties.
The Donkey Sanctuary https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/visit-us/manchesterDonkey Therapy for children with learning disabilities with a local base in East Manchester.
The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Programhttps://www.teacch.com/
Francis Househttp://www.francishouse.org.uk/Provides a home from home for families with children diagnosed as having a life threatening or life limiting condition.
Eam Househttp://www.eamcaregroup.co.uk/eam-house/Repite Care
Stockdalales http://www.stockdales.org.uk/Respite Care
Toy Library http://www.toylibrary.org.uk/Located in the building next to school, a toy lending library and support groups for parents and children.
Trafford SEND Local Offerhttps://www.trafforddirectory.co.uk/kb5/trafford/fsd/localoffer.page?newlocalofferchannel=0.Trafford’s local offer of support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs or who are Disabled (SEND).
Sky Badgerhttp://skybadger.co.uk/Finding Help for Disabled Children and their Families.
It’s Not Ok http://skybadger.co.uk/The ‘It’s not okay’ website and campaign is a unique collaboration of public and third sector partners throughout Greater Manchester.We aspire to be national leaders in the approach we’re taking to protect young people and prosecute offenders.