Useful Links

Autism Education Trust
www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk
• The Autism Education Trust is dedicated to coordinating, supporting and promoting effective education practice for all children and young people on the autism spectrum.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities
www.bild.org.uk
• Bild are committed to improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Their vision is a world where people with learning disabilities are accepted as equal citizens with the potential to make a positive contribution to our communities.

The SLD Experience – Promoting good practice – Journal from Bild
www.bild.org.uk/our-services/journals/sld-experience/
• The SLD Experience is aimed at parents and practitioners working with and caring for children and
young people with severe learning difficulties in mainstream and special schools.

Curious Cargo
www.curiouscargo.co.uk/
Curious Cargo is a package of many delights… a performance and visual arts company creating:
• Shows for indoor and conventional settings.
• Workshops and training for community, education and corporate settings.
• Commissions to make: puppets, masks, props etc.

Department for Education
www.education.gov.uk/
• The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services. Find out about
the academies programme which provides schools with greater freedoms to innovate and raise
standards.

The Hextol Foundation
www.hextol.org
• To improve the lives of people with disabilities, and who may have other advantages by creating
employment opportunities, providing education and training and developing other charitable forms of support as required.

HEADS, Education and Development Services
www.headstraining.co.uk/
• Facilitates regional training and hosts conferences and workshops on a wide range of SEN related topics.

Interplay
Everyone has a story to tell
http://www.interplaytheatre.co.uk/
• Interplay works across all art forms – theatre, film, music, visual arts, radio, literature – to engage
children, young people and adults who feel excluded.

Mencap
www.mencap.org.uk
The voice for learning disability.
• Mencap work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and their services support people to live life as they choose. Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

NASEN – Helping Everyone Achieve
www.nasen.org.uk
• An organisation aiming to promote the education, training, advancement and development of everyone with special and additional support needs.

Ofsted
www.ofsted.gov.uk/
• Ofsted inspects and regulates care for children and young people and inspects education and
training for learners of all ages.

PMLD LINK
http://www.pmldlink.org.uk/
• PMLD Link Journal is written by, and for, families, carers, practitioners and researchers. It is the only regular publication devoted exclusively to the issues that matter to people with profound and multiple learning diabilities and those who support them. It’s packed with the most current practice, useful ideas, news and reviews, and all sorts of training and resources.

Priory Woods School
www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk
• An all age community special school situated in east Middlesbrough. Prior Woods school provides a quality, inclusive education for pupils with severe learning difficulties and those with profound and multiple needs.

www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page_viewer.asp?page=Curriculum&pid=3
Curriculum Area: here you will find lots of examples of our pupils from across all ages and levels of ability.

Rebound Therapy.org
www.reboundtherapy.org
• The official UK body and international consultancy for Rebound Therapy with founder
Eddy Anderson, MCSP Cert Ed. Responsible for the development and delivery of validated and certificated staff training courses.

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Supporting blind and partially sighted people
www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/education/Pages/education.aspx
• RNIB offers support to education professionals working with blind and partially sighted learners from birth to 25, including those with complex needs.

Seen In
Improving Quality of Life
www.seenin.co.uk/
• Designers of protective wear for children and adults.

SLD-forum
lists.education.gov.uk/mailman/listinfo/sld-forum
• The SLD-forum is a discussion group for professionals involved in the education of learners with
severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. It is intended to provide a forum for the sharing of
ideas, views and information and to encourage on-going professional development for practitioners,
researchers and others concerned with the education of these learners.

Sherborne Association
www.sherbornemovementuk.org/
• The Sherborne Association UK is a non-profit-making registered charity and part of an international organisation that is dedicated to maximising the abilities of all people with and without disabilities, through the medium of movement. It was formed to continue and promote the work of Veronica Sherborne. The Association runs courses to instruct interested people in the use of Sherborne Developmental Movement in appropriate settings, often working with people with learning difficulties. These courses are suitable for Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Care workers etc.

Special Kids In The UK
http://www.specialkidsintheuk.org
• Special kids in the UK is a charity for families who have a child of any age with special needs.

The Down’s Syndrome Association
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk
• Helping people with Down’s syndrome to live full and rewarding lives. They provide information and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers and the professionals who work with them.

Very Special Maths
Practical guidance for teaching Maths to pupils with very special needs
www.veryspecialmaths.co.uk
• Les Staves is an independent consultant in the teaching and learning of Maths for pupils with severe or complex learning difficulties. Les has written special Maths needs materials and provided training for the National Numeracy Strategy, the QCA and EQUALS.

Widgit
Software Solutions for Inclusion
www.widgit.com/
• Communicate: In Print templates and training materials on making your school or
centre “communication friendly”.

Williams Syndrome Foundation
www.williams-syndrome.org.uk
• An organisation for individuals with Williams syndrome, their families and professionals needing
support and information regarding the syndrome. Williams syndrome is a rare disorder. Like Downs
Syndrome it is caused by an abnormality in chromosomes, and shows a wide variation in abilities from person to person.