Parent/Carer Support Groups & Information:
For people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) age 0-25 and their parents, carers and families.
Outreach provision can support schools and businesses with strategies, resources, advice and support to secure improved support for a child/young person/adult with SEND needs.
Referral form for schools
Add-vance support and empower adults, children and families with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions in Hertfordshire
Angels offers friendship, support, sharing of ideas and advice from professionals.
NAS Hertfordshire Branch work supporting families & people living with autism. Harc is the Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society
Up on Downs is a parent run organisation which supports families of children with Down’s Syndrome.
CommonSENse is a support group for parents or carers of Children with special needs offering practical advice and friendship.
Phoenix aims to empower young people up to the age of 25 who have a hearing impairment.
The KIDS East and West HUBs offer information and support for parents and carers of disabled children and young people aged 0-19 in Hertfordshire.
DSA provides information, support and advice for those with Down’s Syndrome and their families.
DSE International is a national resource for children, parents, carers, teachers and researchers. Devises programmes to encourage children to progress, provides parenting skills and undertakes research.
The Communication Trust supports everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.
Afasic supports parents with children who have difficulties talking and understanding language.
Contact is a charity which supports families with disabled children by providing guidance and information, and bringing families together to support each other. They help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
HPCI are an independent parent carer led organisation with a network of parent carers from all over Hertfordshire. Our aim is to improve services for our families by working alongside those providing services for children and young people with SEND (Special educational needs and disabilities).
Independent Parental Special Education Advice is a registered charity which offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with SEND. They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
SOS!SEN is a national charity aiming to empower parents and carers of children with SEN to tackle successfully themselves the difficulties they face when battling for their children’s rights.
SENDIASS in Hertfordshire provides impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and young people and children with SEND.
Families in Focus provides parenting courses that support parents in their local community to bring harmony, balance and enjoyment to family life. Free courses available across Hertfordshire.
PALMS are a family-led service working to understand and support the significant impact of challenges experienced by families of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or ASD.
Carers in Hertfordshire ensure all carers receive information, advice and support. Enable carers to participate in service planning and decision making. A platform for the voice of carers.
The purpose of the Autism Education Trust (AET) is to improve the education of children and young people with autism.
NAS Offers people with autism and Asperger Syndrome, their families and carers information, advice and support.
PDA Society is a voice for PDA, running awareness campaigns and sharing information.
HAND provides news and information for parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs.
SPACE is a support group for parent/carers of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions.
The Counselling Foundation provides specialist counselling services including, bereavement, EMDR for trauma, couples counselling and counselling for Employees across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire from five easily accessible and BACP accredited centres.
RDA provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement for disabled children and adults.
Healthwatch Hertfordshire represents the views of people in Hertfordshire for health and social care services, listening to feedback from the public and using this evidence to focus on the important issues for people who use services.