Drama Therapy

British Association for Drama Therapy
The British Association for Drama Therapy (BADth) is the professional body for drama therapists which provides guidance and support, as well as information about the diverse range of techniques employed to assist people with a variety needs.

Music Therapy

British Association for Music Therapy
The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is the professional body for music therapists and a source of information, support and involvement for the general public.


RETT Syndrome

Rett UK
Rett UK offers professional advice and support for families affected by Rett syndrome

NHS Info Sheet
An overview of Rett Syndrome by the NHS

PMLD Specific

PMLD network
This network aims to bring people with PMLD and their families, carers and advocates together with statutory and voluntary agencies, they share good practice, provide information and support.

PMLD link
PMLD link is a journal which shares good practice in supporting children and adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).

PMLD fact sheet
A fact sheet to help you understand Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

Mencap’s Communications Guide
A handy resource about how to communicate with people with Special Needs.


UK health and learning disability network

Department of Health

Learning Disabilities Observatory

Special Needs

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

Independent Panel for Special Education Advice

National Association for Special Educational Needs

Family Support and Information:

The Family Fund
This fund provides grants to families with severely disabled children. The grants are based on the family’s needs. Family Fund Extra offers discounts and savings on high street goods.

Carers Information Service
A service that offers a vast range of useful training courses to help parents and carers to better support and manage children and young people with learning and physical disabilities, as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties.


Parent Partnership Services
A national service by local groups offering advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs

Contact a family
A UK-wide charity offering advice, information and support to parents of disabled children regardless of their disability or health status

A national charity offering information and support to the siblings of disabled children

Legal Advice

Education Advocacy LLP