Category: Societies & Associations


IPSEA: Independent Parental Special Education Advice

A few weeks back I received an email from Jane McConnell, the mother of a boy with Downs Syndrome. But she’s also legally qualified and runs a charity called IPSEA. Jane wanted me to add a piece to AllAboutSpecialNeeds.com to help raise awareness of this service. I emailed her back to suggest she submit a piece [...]

CVS Caremark and All Kids Can

I recently received the following email via the contact form:

I thought you may be interested in learning that CVS Caremark launched a Facebook page for its philanthropic program All Kids Can, a five-year, $25 million commitment aimed at making life easier for children with disabilities. We hope you will check it out at http://www.facebook.com/CVSCaremarkAllKidsCan?ref=ts

The page is [...]

Contact a Family – for families with disabled children

Everyday my children return home from their respective schools seemingly laden down with bits of paper – newletters, information about up-coming trips, pleas for money for this or that, forms to fill in for after-school clubs, etc, etc. Occasionally there’s also information about stuff external to school. My son’s school, the Ridgeway Community School, is especially [...]

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

This is another charity featured in the ‘parent information’ section of the webiste for my son’s school. I have not come across the Newlife Foundation for disabled children in any personnal capcity. I would, as usual, welcome comments/feedback from anybody reading this that has.

Disabled children have been at the heart of the charity since 1991. As [...]

Values Into Action Scotland

It’s great to receive requests from organisations seeking a posting on the site. That’s exactly what happened recently and I’d really like more requests like this. In addition any feedback on the posts already on the site and/or additional information to go with those posts would also be welcome, of course.

Anyway, the message I got (thanks [...]

Mountain House Holidays

This is another organisation I came across when perusing the BBC’s Thrillseeker website (see my post on the Calvert Trust).

Mountain House Holidays offer a range of walking and adventure activity holidays and breaks for people of all ages and abilities. Their aim is “to provide you with a holiday to remember whatever your age or ability” [...]

The Calvert Trust

Its funny how you can stunble across things as you bumble through life.

I was half watching CountryFile as I prepared dinner yesterday. At they end of the programme there was a trailer for something called Thrillseeker and the website address was flashed up. Wondering what this was about and whether or not there might be something [...]

Sure Start Children’s Centres

I was just looking at the website for my son’s scool (check out this entry on ICT and special needs submitted by the IT manager from the school) to see what new links had gone up.  In there is an entry for our local Sure Start centre at Potter’s Gate ( a primary school in Farnham) [...]

Key Housing Association (Scotland)

Key, based in Scotland, was set up in 1977 by a small group of parents concerned about the lack of good quality supported accommodation, and committed to developing alternatives to institutional care for people with learning disabilities. Carers are still at the heart of Key’s Committee of Management, which now includes people with a wide range [...]

Joint Information Link

Living on the border of Hampshire and Surrey as we do we often come across information that covers Hampshire. This is one such instance.

What is the Joint Information Link?

The Joint Information Link (JIL) is a record of children who have disabilities and who are resident in the county of Hampshire in the UK, or who are [...]