IPSEA is a registered charity working to improve the life chances of children with SEN / disability. We give free and independent legally based advice to help parents ensure that their children receive the support they need at school.
For more information go to their Facebook page
Lists of available services, activities and support in areas of the northeast
The ibs network are a charity who offer help, advice and support to suffers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. They also sell I Can't Wait Cards that cost £5 each. These cards are widely excepted and acknowledged around the world. If you are going on holiday they even have a travel card carrying various translations of I Can't Wait.
Information, hints and tips about sensory overload for both adults and children.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. In addition, we offer premier products including View2do, JobTIPS, FACELAND, books, and apps for purchase.
Psychological Well Being
This is a self-referral service for mental health in Sunderland.
People aged 16 or over who need support to get through times when they feel low, depressed, anxious or stressed. Please contact the service for detailed criteria:
Sunderland – 0191 566 5450
The IAPT Team consists of a range of experienced and highly trained mental health workers which include:
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Therapists (CBTs)
Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPNs)
For more information go to http://www.sunderlandcounselling.org.uk/iapt/
HOME MODIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEED CHILDREN.
This site is American but offers various do it your self hints and tips on modifications you can do to your home if you have a child or children who have various disabilities.
MOVING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
This site offers hints and tips about moving with a child /children with special needs.
Here is a link to an article with help on how to deal on sensory overload.
This was provided by one of our website users who found it useful and thought it might help others.
See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids.
Autism in Mind
Autism-in-Mind supports anyone who is living with autism in Sunderland.
We can provide and advocate for parents, carers and adults with autism. All of our advocates live with autism themselves and have a good understanding and knowledge of autism, essential when communicating with the professionals and services providers who may come into our lives following a diagnosis of autism.
We can offer support adults with AS/HFA who are undergoing benefit assessments and reassessments. We advocate for adults in the work related activity group and adults taking part in work programme.
AIM is run solely by a core group of volunteers all of whom are living with autism and other special needs