Archive: May, 2010

I CAN: Children's communication charity

I can’t recall how I first came across I CAN  but I wrote about this charity on the original version of so I have recreated that entry here. I am reminded once again re-reading this that, whilst its all too easy to focus on the bad and distressing news that is reported endlessly in our media, [...]

ICT and special needs

I am very grateful to Rob, Network Manager at my son’s school, for sending me this informayive entry on some of the ICT software and hardware is use at the Ridgeway Community School.

My name is Rob Anderson, I’m the network manager at the Ridgeway Community School in Farnham. I’ve been running the ICT there for over [...]

Home-Start International

When our lad was younger we were fortunate to have access to Home-Start. A lovely lady would come to the house for a couple of hours a week and effectively act as a baby-sitter (although we usually didn’t go out!). Its sound trivial but let me tell you those couple of hours where cherished as we [...]

Hampshire Children and Families Forum

One of the mums at my daughters school told me of her involvement with this charity…

Hampshire Children and Families Forum (HCFF) is a registered charity (No. 1080170) and has 20 local branches across Hampshire in the UK. HCFF works to support the needs of families within each local community. It gives parents and carers an opportunity [...]

Glasgow University Centre for Excellence in Development Disabilities

The year 2000 saw the establishment of the Glasgow University Centre for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Internationally, UCEDDs have built on the original concept and aims of the University Affiliated Program (UAP) model, developed in the USA in the 1960s. 

The Glasgow UCEDD

The Glasgow UCEDD adopts and develops the UAP principles, in order to further the inclusion and [...]

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families.

It does this by working with people with learning disabilities, their families and the people who support them.

It carries out research, promotes the rights of people with learning disabilities, improve services and [...]