Parents who are concerned about their child's educational needs should first talk to their child's teacher or to the school's special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO).
There are many other sources of information, help and advice online. Below are links to websites that may be of interest to you as a parent or carer of a child with special educational needs:
The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Their vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.
I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.
Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.
The National Deaf Children's Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.
The Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia; and to spread understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.