The Ability Project aim is to show that quality of life is related to how free a person is to make their own choices and for a significant number of disabled people computer technology and the Internet holds the keys to those choices.
Ability UKs purpose is to develop and manage resources that help some members of the 12% of the UK population unable to enjoy many leisure activities available to the rest of society; activities which involve intellectual, physical or emotional experiences that benefit the mind, body and spirit.
Contact a family
The Contact a Family Directory is a positive response to difficulties encountered by parents and professional workers alike when they seek reliable and up-to-date information.
This website is designed to help you find out rights for disabled people, and to learn more about the legislation that exists to help establish fully comprehensive and enforceable civil rights for disabled people in the UK.
Internet Resource for special children
The IRSC web site is dedicated to children with disabilities and other health related disorders worldwide.
Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals an integrated medical information and education tools.
Details of 2000+ self help / patient support groups and similar organisations.
Self Help UK
A searchable database of over 1,000 self help organisations and support groups across the UK that provide support, guidance and advice to patients, carers and their relatives.
Alliance for Inclusive Education
Alliance for Inclusive Education is a national network of individuals, families and groups who work together to help change our education system. Based on their conviction that all young people need to be educated in a single mainstream education system.
Department of Social Security
A national organisation for a network of 160 local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people. Last year DIALs helped over a quarter of a million disabled people.
Get Kids going
Get Kids Going! is a National charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the opportunity of participating in sport
National Childrens Bureau
The Council provides a national forum for the discussion, development and dissemination of a wide range of policy and practice issues relating to service provision and support for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs.
ROMPA develops new products and concepts to improve the quality of life of people with sensory difficulties.
REMAP has for more than 30 years provided one off technical aids which help disabled people of all ages to enjoy a better lifestyle.
Special Needs & ITC
This website is designed for carers of students with special needs, to recommend Information Technology equipment and software.
Special Needs furniture
The Call Centre
The CALL Centre (Communication Aids for Language and Learning) provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.
Whizz-kidz provide customised wheelchairs, tricycles and other specialised mobility equipment to change the lives of disabled children across the UK.
Other useful sites
A site provided for parents, teachers and others interested in special needs by the Department of Education. The site provides a wide range of advice, news and learning materials.
Provides a monthly 12 page newsletter that you can print out. Primarily for teachers working with pupils with disabilities but interesting reading for all those concerned with special needs.
Read the parliamentary bills relating to the education and support of people with special needs.
Offering advice, information and help to families, professionals and dyslexic individuals. Includes online donation services, conference information and details of the Dyslexia Handbook 2001.
Afasic is a UK charity representing children and young adults with communication difficulties. You can get details of Afasic activity weeks together with local support groups and useful publications.
A voluntary organisation providing support and information for people suffering from these conditions, their carers and pregnant people concerned about the illnesses. The site provides comprehensive information and links to other useful sites.
A site promoting awareness of AD/HD and providing information as well as practical help to those suffering from the condition. Includes a chat room for over 16s and educational games and software.
This is a comprehensive site for deaf people, providing news, health and counselling, BDA and deaf related events and even job vacancies at the BDA.
The UKs foremost autism organisation, instigating National and International initiatives and providing a strong voice for autism. This site also contains lots of useful website links for parents and carers of people with an ASD.