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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)
An independent charity offering free, independent advice to families on the range of problems children can experience at school.

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) ACE Centre Advisory Trust
This link gives access to 2 separate sites:
The Oxford ACE Centre is an independent charity which provides a focus for the use of technology with the communication and educational needs of young people with physical and communication difficulties.
The ACE Centre North is a sister charity to the Oxford ACE Centre. It provides assistive technology and augmentative communication services, including assessments and training, to assist individuals with physical and/or communication difficulties in the North of England.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Braille for maths
Teaching math to visually impaired children
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Contact a Family
Every day over sixty children in the UK are born or diagnosed with a serious disability and the vast majority of them are cared for at home. Contact a Family (CaF) is the only UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Chatback Trust
CHATBACK was set up in 1986 by the present Director, Tom Holloway, to provide an electronic mail (email) facility for up to 100 schools in the UK and abroad. Most are special schools, all cater for children who have some mental or physical difficulty with communicating.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Disabled Living Foundation
Provides free, impartial advice about all types of equipment for disabled people.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Disability Resources on the Internet
Disability Resources Monthly is an American organisation. Their website has links to "thousands of the best disability resources on the Internet". Worth a look
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dyslexia Action
Formerly known as the Dyslexia Institute this national charity is the UK's leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. They specialise in assessment, tuition and teacher training.

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) ERIC - Educational Resources Information Centre
Claims to be the world's largest digital library of educational literature.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Inclusion
Part of the former National Grid for Learning. Inclusion is a free, searchable catalogue of on-line resources that support teaching professionals, parents and carers in meeting individual learning needs.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) NASEN
National Association for Special Educational Needs.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Next Generation
Specialist supplier of books and resources that help overcome the difficulties posed by conditions included within the Specific Learning Difficulties Profile such as Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficits, etc.

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This site is dedicated to those working as Special Educational Needs (SEN) teachers and those who may seek to recruit and employ them such as; recruitment agencies, special schools, primary & secondary schools, pupil referral units, community homes, hospital schools or youth custody centres. Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo’s) may also find this site of interest. There is also an online forum where those looking for jobs, staff, advice & support, as well as wanting to exchange ideas and resources with those in similar positions, can do so freely anytime.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) TFH
TFH is a company selling a variety of items to serve the needs of children and adults with special needs. They specialise in "special needs toys".
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Click the link on the left hand panel to "Special Needs and Inclusion".
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) The CALL Centre
Communication Aids for Language and Learning, Edinburgh University. In this website you will find information, guidance and resources on how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can make a major impact on the education of children and people with disabilities or special educational and communication needs.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) CENMAC
The Centre for Micro Assisted Communication. CENMAC provides support and advice on using Information Technology to improve the communication and learning of children and young people with physical disabilities.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Closing the Gap
Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Crick Computing
Software for literacy and access & communication.
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Dyslexia.Com is a site which aims to help people with dyslexia make the most of their abilities by using technology. There is advice on the choice and use of a wide range of software and hardware as well as other more general advice.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Inclusive Technology
Supplier of educational software and hardware to support all sorts of inclusion in schools. Lots of their stuff can be purchased with ELCs.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) REM (Rickitt Educational Media)
Education software
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) RESOURCE Education
Software and hardware, primarily for schools.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) SEMERC
Granada learning and SEMERC software, hardware and info for special needs in education.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Sight and Sound
Computer solutions for the visually impaired.

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) TextHELP! Web Site
The home of the Read&Write toolbar designed to help improve reading and writing skills both for children and adults.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Topologika
Software for education - quite a few useful titles for SEN.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Widgit
Well established company specialising software solutions for special needs.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Xavier
Specialists in computer based teaching aids for English language, early learning and dyslexia.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Asperger's Syndrome Resources
Useful source of information about AS.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Autism Independent UK
Formerly the Autism Society. This UK charity provides support advice and training for people with autism and those who work with them.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dyslexia TV
This site aims to provide materials that educate, motivate and inspire those with dyslexia. Amongst other things there are links to biographies of more than 100 prominent dyslexics of the past and present.

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) British Dyslexia Association
The BDA is the national organisation for dyslexia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dyspraxia Foundation
Dyspraxia Foundation, which aims to help and inform parents of dyspraxic children - also useful for teachers.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Educational Kinesiology and Brain Gym
Educational Kinesiology teaches specific movements of the body that can improve mind function. It uses techniques such as repatterning, which is the integration of the left and right hemispheres of the brain through specific movements; stress release techniques; and balancing the energy/meridian system of the body.

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Kurzweil Educational Systems
Kurzweil produce highly regarded reading, writing, and learning software for students with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, or other learning difficulties, including physical impairments or language learning needs (also see entry under Visual & Auditory Impairment)
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) LD Resources Etext on line (books on line)
The LD Resources web site has been providing online information for people with learning disabilities and people who work with people with learning disabilities since 1995.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Makaton
The Makaton Vocabulary Development Project uses symbols and sign language for children and others who cannot use speech.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) National Autistic Society site
Lots of information about Autistic Spectrum Disorders. There is help and advice for people with ASD, teachers, family members, employers and journalists.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Spellaroo
Presented with fun cartoons, Spellaroo is a motivating way to help Key Stage 3 pupils with their spelling. Particularly appropriate for Special Needs pupils, Spellaroo asks pupils to pick out the incorrectly spelled word from a sentence, encouraging pupils to self-check their own work.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Words Worldwide and KeySpell
Words Worldwide Ltd (W3) is a specialist company, primarily providing assistance to people with reading and writing difficulties (e.g. those with dyslexia and visual impairment). They can also help those with physical problems who find it difficult to use a conventional keyboard or mouse.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Lefthand Education
Advice, products, training and material for teachers and parents of left handed children.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Blind Links
A collection of weblinks of value to those with visual impairment and those working with them.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Non-profit making association. Their website has lots of interesting and useful information about the role of vision in learning and the difficulties that children may encounter when they have visual problems.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Deafsign vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
This is a superb resource devoted to deafness and British Sign Language (BSL). There is a wealth of information of interest to anyone who has any interaction with deaf people (ie all of us), forums, games, a variety of interactive finger spelling translators (eg. you can type in a phrase and see the sequence of finger spelling or set the keyboard to show the hand sign for the letter you type). Of course, BSL is much more than simply spelling words and there is information on the site about a BSL teaching pack, which includes a book and CDRom.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Kurzweil Educational Systems
Kurzweil produce highly regarded text to speech software for those with visual impairment.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) National Library for the Blind
Gateway site for library and information services for visually impaired people. NLB is in the process of merging with RNIB (see below); the merger should be complete by April 2007.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) New York Institute for Special Education
This Long established school for blind and visually impaired pupils in New York has some very useful section on its website, such as the Blindness Resource Centre.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) RNIB
The UK's Royal National Institute for the Blind.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Sight & Sound Technology
A company specialising in solutions for the visually impaired and for those with reading difficulties.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) School Psychology Resources Online - Sandra Steingart,Ph.D.
An excellent links site for researching information about psychology in education. There is a large section dealing with specific disorders and lots of links to other useful relevant sites. Sandra Steingart is an Ed.Psych. in Baltimore.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) EMAonline
Newsletter and resources for teachers, developed by Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester Local Authorities, supported by DfES.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) London Gifted and Talented
Develops programmes to challenge learners and support teachers in the London area.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth
Part of National Strategies Site.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) National Association for Gifted Children
Another UK organisation devoted to the cause of children with particular gifts and talents.

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