NHS Choices - Neurofibromatosis
Information on Neurofibromatosis including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment and with links to other useful organisations.
The Neurofibromatosis Association
Helpline: 0845 602 4173
The Neurofibromatosis Association is the UK's authoritative voice on the condition and provide first class information, support and advice; facilitating and promoting innovative research, and being an advocate for those with Neurofibromatosis.
Contact a Family
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
Providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition. The charity also enable parents to get in contact with other families, both on a local and national basis.
Autism & Asperger Syndrome
NHS Choices Autism & Asperger Syndrome
Autism and Asperger syndrome are both part of a range of related developmental disorders known as autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Help & Information from NHS Choices with links to external websites.
Focuses on Autistic Spectrum Disorders and aims to provide a supportive and friendly community for parents and families of children and adults with ASD.
UK Autism Awareness
A meeting point for the vast network of people concerned with autism.
Advisory Centre for Education
Helpline: 0808 800 5793
Helpline offering advice on special educational needs.
Helpline: 0800 018 4016
Registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs on local authorities legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs, actions or inaction by local authorities and schools which discriminate against children with disabilities, exclusion of children with special needs.
Contact a Family
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
www.cafamily.org.uk/Direct/a84.html - Autism Spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome
Providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition.
Young Minds Parents Information Service
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Helpline providing information and advice to anyone with concerns about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child or young person. Information about a range of mental health issues and details of local and national advice services.
NHS Choices – What is a learning disability?
A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school. Find out how a learning disability can affect someone, and who can offer support.
Helpline: 0808 808 1111
Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Tel: 01562 723010
We want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.
Our services help develop the organisations who provide services, and the people who give support.
That way we play a part in making sure people are supported with dignity and respect and can make choices and decisions about their lives.
Welcome to the learning disability web site. We aim to provide information, education, resources, advocacy and services for those working with adults with learning disabilities. Our service is for those who have an active interest in promoting equality of opportunity and social inclusion for people with learning disabilities.
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Our work influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. We also raise awareness of learning disability issues amongst the wider public, in order to breakdown stigma and discrimination. Central to our work is our involvement of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers themselves. Their insight, advice and experiences is crucial to the research we undertake to inform our policy, public information and service improvement work.