External websites you may find useful include:
Parents of Oldham in Touch
Oldham’s established Parent Forum for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs, who live in or access services in Oldham. POINT aims to pro-actively represent our families, ensuring that parents and carers have greater choice and control to meet their current needs and have a voice in shaping future services.
POINT also runs the SEN Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS) which exists to help parents and carers of children with additional needs and disabilities; and young people themselves in matters relating to their Education, Health or Social Care provision.
Oldham’s Local Offer is an online resource that details services, support and guidance available to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 and their families.
Oldham Family Information Service
This service provides help, advice and support for parents and carers of children aged 0-20 years old on:
– Children and family benefits
– Family support services
– Special educational needs
– Early years
Connections Centre, Houston, USA
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI™) offers programmes, training, support, education, resources and community for families and individuals who face autism spectrum disorders and other developmental difficulties. The Centre offer a variety of resources and programs to help you on your journey, including:
– Family-based programs for ASD, ADHD and other challenges
– Professional training to work with families on RDI™ programs
– A vibrant online community for support, education and networking
Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children.
Provides information, advice and support. Bring families together so they can support each other. Campaigns to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.
Independant Panel for Special Educational Advice (IPSEA) offers free independent and legally based information to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.
OSCA (Oldham Support Group for Carers in Autism) is a local support group for the families of people with autism and other related disorders in Oldham.
National Autistic Society (NAS) provides information, support and services, and campaigns for a better world for people with autism.