Special Educational Needs


Useful Websites for Parents

      • Wigan Local SEND Offer - Parenting resources

  • The National Autistic Society – Gives information about autism, parental advice, strategies and approaches, etc.
  • British Dyslexia Association – A useful website with information about dyslexia, assessment and identification, exam concessions, etc.
  • Dyspraxia Foundation – Offers information and supports individuals and families affected by developmental dyspraxia through books, suggestions, a teen newsletter, and an adult support group.
  • Young Minds – The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
  • ADHD Foundation – A useful website that provides information and guidance around Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Provides a free and comprehensive source of information for young people, parents and professionals about the range of mental health difficulties and disorders that may be encountered during childhood and adolescence.
  • Wigan Family Welfare – A useful website that describes the counselling service we have in school.
  • Wigan Council’s Targeted Education Support Service (TESS) – Information about what TESS is, what they do and how you can get their help.
  • The Anti-Bullying Alliance – Gives useful information and advice about how to deal with bullying and the impact that bullying can have.
  • Contact a Family – An organisation that provides information and support to parents of children with many different sorts of disability.
  • Talking Point – Talking Point provides a guide to speech and language services and useful links to other associated websites.
  • Wigan Council’s 0-19 Gateway Service – Information on the 0-19 Gateway service that Wigan Council provides for young people. There is also an additional information leaflet about the service.
  • Childnet – A useful website for keeping young people safe online.
  • No Panic – This website provides valuable information for sufferers and carers of people who have panic attacks, anxiety, phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).
  • Happyeye – Glasses that intend to reduce or stop visual stress.
  • Autism Resources for Families – Resources about Autism Specturm Disorder (ASD) from the National Autism Center.
  • Reduce the Noise – Help loved ones with sensory overload enjoy shopping.
  • Temple Grandin’s Teaching Tips – Teaching tips for children and adults with autism.

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