Useful Links

IAS Manchester offers independent information, advice and support to parents and carers to increase their involvement in the education of their children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


Manchester Local Offer

Children & Families Section. Click on The local offer (disability & special educational needs) icon to register your child. Scroll down to Manchester's register of disabled children and complete the 5 page form.


Together Trust

Together Trust provides not-for-profit services which include a range of care, community and special education services for people with behavioural challenges, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, complex health needs and autism.


Cerebral Palsy Information


The National Autistic Society



News and articles surrounding internet safety


Think You Know

Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet.

Articles and advice for children and young people.


Action for Children

Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.


Life Coach for parents

Manchester Parent Carer Forum (MPCF) is funded by the Department for Education and works in partnership with the Manchester City Council as well as Health and Education settings to shape and influence services, and to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families living in Manchester.

Offers 1-1 support, guidance & advocacy and assistance with completing forms. Also hosts special calendar events, lunches, days out and craft sessions.

Specialist toothbrush and grippers.

Improving employment opportunities for people with caring responsibilities

Use this website to save time finding disability grants

Newlife charity grants

Family Fund grants

Specialist Training in Autism and Raising Standards (STAR)

Carers Manchester

Challenging Behaviour


UK holidays for children with special needs | The Newman Holiday Trust (

The Newman Holiday Trust is a voluntary organisation which provides summer holidays for children with special needs.

Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.

We provide a variety of free programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.


NSPCC underpant rule.



Rehab Recovery

A Compassionate & Inclusive Approach to Evidence-Based Treatment

Wood Street Mission is a children’s charity helping children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford.

Vehicle harnesses & seatbelts designed to restrain & support children and adult passengers with learning-difficulties or challenging-behaviour.

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Ashgate Specialist Support School, Crossacres Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5DR

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