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Funding Support

  • www.thesequaltrust.org.uk
    The Sequal Trust aims to bridge the communication gap by supplying specialist communication equipment for disabled people of all ages across the UK.
  • www.newlifecharity.co.uk
    Newlife Foundation provides action to help disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. We provide equipment to help individual children.
  • www.familyfund.org.uk
    The Family Fund helps families with severely disabled children and young people aged 17 and under to have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life.

Support Groups

  • www.communicationmatters.org.uk
    Communication Matters, a UK charitable organisation for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • www.peach.org.uk
    Parents for the Early Intervention of Autism in Children (PEACH) promotes early intensive behavioural intervention and helps parents of children with autism.
  • www.autismni.org
    Group of parents and professionals concerned by the lack of Autism services in Northern Ireland, Autism NI seeks to ensure that people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their carers have access to appropriate services, enabling people with Autism to become valued members of the community.
  • www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk
    West Midlands, aims to improve the quality of life for people with autistic spectrum disorders and their families. We are the principal provider of autism-specific services for children and adults in the West Midlands region.

Resources

  • www.widgit.com
    Widgit Software, suppliers of educational and literacy software for pre-school, primary, special needs students and adults with learning difficulties
  • www.parlerai.com
    Parlerai creates a secure network of family, friends and caregivers surrounding a child with special needs using innovative and highly personalized tools to enhance collaboration and provide a safe means of communicating via the Internet.
  • www.concepttraining.co.uk
    Concept Training specialises in practical, "hands on" training for the Special Needs Sector
  • www.ellisbatescare.com
    Insurers who offer AAC device cover with online application under personal belongings (£75 per annum gives up to £7500 cover)
  • Daring to Dream: Turning Dreams into Future Realities
    An eBook on Dream driven goals and planning, by Professor Diane Bryen.
  • Interview Skills Training from St. Catherine's
    A manual and a CD of resources to run interview skills group therapy sessions for young people with speech, language and communication needs.
  • AAC for MND Best Practice Guidelines for Professionals
    A MNDA guide to available resources and clinical issues that professionals have experienced.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK)
    A website covering issues related to AAC and young children. It provides information and guidance to families, teachers, speech/language pathologists and anyone else who is involved with a child with special communication needs.

iPad/iPod Touch Resources

  • www.appsforaac.net/applist
    The AppsForAAC website provides a searchable full list of all AAC applications available on the iPhone, iPod and iPad.
  • Keyboard Fun
    Miss Sue's Keyboard Fun app is designed to help children identify where keys are on the keyboard.
  • Type-A-Word
    Miss Sue's Type-A-Word app begins the process of teaching the letters on the keyboard in order to spell words.
  • KeyboardExplorer
    Miss Sue's Keyboard Fun app begins the process of teaching the letters on the keyboard
  • Volume Purchase Programme
    The programme allows educational institutions and businesses to purchase iOS apps in volume.