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Communities and Charities

  • A step forward!
  • Self Help (UK)
  • Eldlerly Health
  • Ace Centre
    The ACE Centre Advisory Trust is now an independent charity which assesses young people in education with spoken or written communication difficulties and advises on approaches to improving their communication skills using the latest technological and other approaches.
  • BILD UK
    BILD is an independent registered charity based in Kidderminster, UK. BILD is committed to improving quality of life of all people with a learning disability. They provide services that provide good practice in the provision and planning of the health and social care services for people with learning disabilities.
  • Dyslexia Institute 
    The Dyslexia Institute (DI) is an educational charity, founded in 1972, for the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia and for the training of teachers. It has grown to become one of the major dyslexia teaching organisations in the world. The DI puts a high priority on research into ways of improving the effectiveness of its teaching, and on the development of teaching materials.
  • UK National Literacy Trust 
    The National Literacy Trust is a charity set up in 1993 to work in partnership with others to enhance literacy standards throughout the UK.
    The Trust's purpose is to make an independent, strategic contribution to the creation of a society in which all can enjoy the appropriate skills, confidence and pleasures of literacy to support their educational, economic, social and cultural goals.
  • RNIB 
    RNIB was established to help not only totally blind people, but also the one and a half million in the UK with serious sight problems. The kind of problems that could affect any of us.
    By offering practical support and advice, they help people get on with their lives, despite their difficulties
  • SCOPE 
    Scope is the UK's leading charity working with people with cerebral palsy and related disabilities, their families and carers. There's lots here to explore, information, facts, opinions, ways you can become involved. Like life, Scope is always changing and we try to reflect that here.
  • CSIE
    CSIE is the Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education. It is a British independent educational charity, a national centre funded mainly by donations from trusts and foundations. It gives information and advice about inclusive education and related issues.
  • SNOW Project 
    The SNOW project is an internationally recognised, online resource on topics related to educating learners with special needs.
  • Ability OnLine - Toronto, Canada Ability to share
    Connecting kids with special needs for friendship and support 
  • CFSP Disability Resources
    Child and familiy study program
  • Family Village
    A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.
  • The Invisible Disabilities Page
    Welcome to the Invisible Disabilities Page! This page is aimed to those of us who have diseases, disorders and disabilities that aren't visible to most people and are misunderstood, or even met by hostility by society
  • USCPAA
  • BackupTrust
    A UK based National charity for Spinally Injured Men and Women
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • REGAIN
    Charity dedicated to improving the independence for tetraplegics
  • WAMDSAD
    Sports Association for the Disabled
  • Aspire
    Association for spinal injury research, rehab and reintegration
  • Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children
  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Program
  • Nordic Network on Disability Research
  • A multidisciplinary network of disability researchers interested in cultural, societal and environmental dimensions of disability and marginalization encouraging Nordic and international exchange and collaboration.

Funds and Voluntary organisations

  • Economic and Social Research Council 
    ESRC The UK's leading funding agency for research and training into social and economic issues. They fund high quality research and training by awarding over £63 million of grants to researchers and postgraduate students throughout the UK.
  • Disability Net UK 
    This is much more than a disability web site, it is your disability web site. Visitors, and users contribute a massive amount to this site. Its administrators just collate it and package it.
    This site contains a wide variety of information and offers many additional services. It is often a good idea to browse through the different topics, but if you are looking for something specific try the search facility.
  • Mobility International
    Mobility International 18 Bd Baudioun, B-1000 Brussels
    Fax +32 2 201 57 63
  • Family Center on Technology and Disability
    The Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) is a resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. We offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive and instructional technologies. Whether you're an organization, a parent, an educator, or an interested friend, we hope you'll find information that supports you in your efforts to bring the highest quality education to children with disabilities.
  • The United Cerebral Palsy Association
  • Children with Disabilities
    This site contains information and links to sites that may be helpful for parents and others concerned for children with disabilities.
  • Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
  • Through The Looking Glass
    Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a community non-profit organization which emerged from the disability independent living movement in 1982.
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD)
  • KIDS TOGETHER, INC's. 
    Inclusion for children and adults with disabilties resources for parents, educators and professionals
  • Our-Kids 
    A support group for parents, caregivers and others who are working with children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays.
  • Parenting Special Needs
  • SpinalNet
    This is an info channel developed specifically for people with a spinal cord injury their relatives and carers.
  • National (UK) parent network on disabilities
  • Parents helping parents website
  • Sibling support project

Service providers and government departments

  • The University of Malta and Students with Disability
  • University of Malta - Disability Support Committee and Unit
  • Accessible Culture for All Project - a website promoting accessible tourist attractions in Malta
  • The EU Information Campaign "For Diversity - Against Discrimination"
  • The EU on-line anti-discrimination database
  • 4Disability -- a guide for the disabled from 4anything.com
    Newspaper like format, general information on disability products and UK current affairs.
  • DFEE
    UK Department for education
  • NASEN 
    NASEN organises many events throughout the country, dealing with a variety of SEN subjects.
  • National Grid for Learning
    This is a collection of resources brought together by the UK Government to help raise standards in education and to support lifelong learning. Access to the site is free once you have registered.
  • Ofsted 
    The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), officially the Office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England, was set up on 1 September 1992. It is a non-ministerial government department, independent from the Department for Education & Employment. OFSTED's remit is to improve standards of achievement and quality of education through regular independent inspection, public reporting and informed independent advice.
  • QCA 
  • British Dyslexia Association
    The BDA is the national organisation for dyslexia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with 130 Local Dyslexia Associations and Dyslexia Support Groups, and with professional Corporate Members.
  • Conductive Education 
    The Conductive Education Centre is a specialist education centre that provides the necessary pathway for children with cerebral palsy to develop the skills and confidence in order to participate in the state's inclusive educational provision.
  • Contact A Family 
    Discovering that your child has a special need or disability is probably one of the most devastating experiences that a parent will live through. The feeling of isolation - both physically and emotionally - can often be acute. However, experience tells us that some of this pain can be relieved by sharing thoughts and fears with other families in a similar situation. "Contact a Family" have information on over 1,000 rare syndromes and rare disorders and can put families in touch with each other.
  • Crick Software (for SEN) 
    Literacy, Access and Communication aids, electronic media and educational tools.
  • Inclusive Technology 
    Inclusive Technology Ltd offers specialist consultancy and training. Clients include SEN services, special schools and units, educational charities as well as educational computer companies.
  • (NACAB)The National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
    Immediate access to reports & briefings on issues including employment,discrimination, housing and community care
  • SENJIT
    The Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training
    SENJIT was established to cope with the Special Educational Needs staff development concerns that face educators at present.
  • The UK Government's disability website
  • (KEN) MentalHealth.com
    The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) 
  • National Organization on Disability
    The National Organization on Disability promotes full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • California State Center On Disabilities 
    The Center is committed to providing outstanding student services to students with disabilities, and to making a contribution to the field of disabilities in general and to those who provide services to people with disabilities by the dissemination of information through training programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, and electronic media, and may also conduct applications-oriented research as a means of improving the lives of persons with disabilities and the professional skills of those who work with them
  • AdmiNet - Disabilities 
  • PALAESTRA 
    Forum of Sport, Physical Education & Recreation For Those With Disabilities
  • Widgit Software (for SEN) 
    Widgit help teachers and parents to improve the literacy of pre-school, primary, special needs students and adults with learning difficulties. See examples of software using symbols and images and discover ideas for improving your teaching and students' learning.
  • Assistive Media 
    The first on-line audio solution designed for persons with reading access barriers
  • Ability Information
  • DEMAND
    Design and Manufacture for Disability : providing specially designed equipment for people with disabilities.
  • Youreable
    Adaptations for physical disabilities
  • Personal Mobility Solutions
  • MAGIC
    Mobility and General Information CentreGood Access Guide
    How to easily find accessible holidays, hotels,visitor attractions, cars, vans, wheeelchairs, mobility aids and more on the Internet.
  • Accessible Travel and Leisure

Research institutes, publishers and product suppliers