British Dyslexia Association
98 London Road, Reading, Berks RG1 5AU
Tel: 01734 668 271 (helpline) 01734 662 677 (administration)

The Communication Trust
The purpose of the Trust is to raise awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication across the children’s workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support all children’s communication needs.
8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE
Tel: 020 7843 2553

Council for Disabled Children
The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector in England, with links to other UK nations.
8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE
Tel: 020 7843 6448

Disability Alliance
Universal House, 88-94 Wentworth Street, London E1 7SA
Tel: 020 7247 8765 
Note – Following the closure of Skill, DA now provides information and support to students with disabilities.  Information sheets can at present still be down loaded from the old Skill site at

Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1EG
Tel: 01462 454 986

Nuffield-funded research programme which aims to enhance language and communication in secondary schools
Department of Language and Communication Science
City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V OHB
Tel: 0207 040 4629

Every Disabled Child Matters
c/o Council for Disabled Children, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE
Tel: 020 7843 6448

Family Fund
The Family Fund gives grants for things that make life easier and more enjoyable for the disabled child, young person and their family.
Unit 4 Alpha Court
Monks Cross Drive
York YO32 9WN
Tel: 01904 550880

National Autistic Society
393 City Road, London EC1V 1NE
Tel: 020 7833 2299

National Children’s Bureau
Making Ourselves Heard project
8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE
Tel: 020 7843 6351

Parent Partnership Services offer information, advice and support for parents of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN).
Tel: 020 7843 6058.

SMIRA (The Selective Mutism Information and Research Assocation)
5 Keyham Close, Leicester, LE5 1FW
Tel: 0800 2289765

Speech Language Communication Company
42-44 Castle Street, Dundee, DD1 3AQ
Tel: 01382 250 060

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