This page contains resources and links to websites or organisations that have been suggested as useful by professionals or parents for use to support education. If you have a resource you would like to suggest please us the "Contact Us" form.
Reasonable Adjustments - Bitesize Video
Contact a Family (opens a new window) has an A-Z guide to over 400 conditions on their website
Autism and PDA or Pathological Demand Avoidance
Statement from Achieving for Children on PDA:
Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a profile that describes those whose main characteristic is to avoid everyday demands and expectations to an extreme extent. AfC and South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust follow the guidelines in the DSM-V or ICD-10 manuals of diagnostic criteria currently used in the UK and internationally. These guidelines do not recognise PDA as a condition and therefore diagnostic services such as CAMHS will not make a separate diagnosis of PDA and do not fund independent assessments. Frequently, children who present with this profile of difficulties meet the criteria for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). An autism assessment is important / helpful if you feel your child has features of a PDA profile because alongside assessing for ASC, it also identifies the type of interventions that would be supportive.
We appreciate that all children and young people are unique and that some parents and carers may have an interest in understanding more about this subject. We have therefore included information on PDA on this website to meet this need.
There are organisations that offer information about PDA in the Local Offer Directory on this website - just search for PDA or Pathological Demand Avoidance
The Diana Award's Anti-Bullying Campaign (opens a new window) involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. The website contains useful advice for schools, parents and young people. It also contains links to other anti bullying resources including some specific for children and young people with special educational needs or disability.
The Antibullying Alliance website (opens a new window) also contains resources and training for school, both genearal and relating to disability on a range of subjects including cyberbullying.
Colour Blind Awareness
Colour Blind Awareness (opens a new window) is a Community Interest Company, formed for non-profit making purposes, to raise awareness of the needs of the colour blind in the community. All profits from the company will be used to provide free colour vision testing in schools and provide educational supplies suitable for colour blind students.
Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
Above: Short film produced by Studio Tinto in partnership with the British Dyslexia Association.
There are national organisations which offers support and information about Dyslexia:
Locally there two organisations:
STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, is the UK national charity for people who stammer (or stutter) and those that support them.
They are people who stammer and people who don't: parents of children who stammer, speech & language therapists (SLTs), GPs, teachers, employers, HR professionals and creatives.