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Online support forums

There is a lot of support available online from national groups as well as groups specifically related to individual conditions and diagnosis.  Some are listed here as they have been recommended by parents and carers. 

If you wish to add your support group to this list either email : or create an account following the link on the top right of the screen and tell us about your service.

Contact: Chat to other families online about anything and everything that affects you and your child- for families with disabled children

SEN Direct : space for all to discuss and find information

Mumsnet: Active SEN forum

NAS Community: National Autistic society community forum

Scope: Online disability forum to share experiences

Sight advice faq - online support for those with visual impairment

SWAN: Supporting families affected by a syndrome without a name

Talk about autism : Online autism community

Unique: Support for anyone with a rare Chromosome or Gene disorder

Your able: A forum run by Disabled living Foundation aimed primarily at working age disabled people. It does contain a section on children's equipment

PPUK:an independent charity supporting children with high learning potential by working with families, schools and professionals.