National Support Organisations

Below are some national support groups that you may find useful. 


CHADD provides information, support and advocacy for children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Visit CHADD (external link). 

Sensory Direct is a seller of sensory toys and equipment. Visit Sensory Direct (external link). 


The National Autistic Society provides support, guidance and advice for Autistic people. Visit the National Autistic Society (external link). 

Brain Injury

The Children's Trust is a charity for children with brain injury. They deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children and young people, and their families. Visit The Children's Trust (external link). 


Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. Visit Epilepsy Action (external link). 


The RNID is here to make life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus. Visit RNID (external site). 

Down Syndrome

The Down Syndrome Association is committed to improving quality of life for people with Down’s syndrome, promoting their right to be included on a full and equal basis with others. Visit Down Syndrome Association (external link). 

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The National Organisation for FASD provides support to people affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), their families and communities; campaigns to raise public awareness; and promotes relevant policies and practices. Visit the National Organisation for FASD (external link).

Learning Disabilities

Mencap is a UK charity for people with a learning disabilty. They provide a helpline and other services. Visit Mencap (external link). 

Neurological Conditions

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers. National support for all neurological conditions. Visit the Brain Charity (external link). 


Scope is a disabiilty equality charity that offers practical information and emotional support. Visit Scope (external link). 

Visual impairment

The RNIB offers help and support for blind and partially sighted people. Visit RNIB (external link). 

The Partially Sighted Society offers specialist services that  focus on helping you to make the best use of your remaining vision and their friendly team are at the end of a phone if you or someone you know is affected by sight loss. Visit The Partially Sighted Society (external link). 

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