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Supporting Your Child

Parents - Supporting Your Child

It can be hard sometimes to know what to do to help your child if they have autism or any other kind of learning difference. You can sometimes feel very alone!  This page gives you contact details for agencies and parent groups that can help support you and give you the opportunity to talk with those who can understand how you may be feeling or going through.

First of all, remember....

Just because your child has a learning difference, does not make them better or worse - it just makes them different! And who wants their child to be the same as everybody else. To be successful in learning children need to understand their strengths and weaknesses. They need to be able to make mistakes and learn from them in an environment that allows them to do so. Having a learning difference can sometimes be frustrating for parents as well as the child, but remember with the right support and encouragement they will flourish and succeed.

 How to Help Your Child

Be patient and understanding.

Agencies that can support you

Staffordshire Parent Partnership

Staffordshire Parent Partnership Service (SPPS) is for parents and carers of children, aged 0 to 19, with special educational needs. They provide a confidential and impartial service across the county, offering information and support.

14 Martin Street, Stafford, ST16 2LG  

Staffordshire Parent Partnership

 

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. The website provides information about the support available for people with autism.  Lists local parent support groups.

 http://www.autism.org.uk/

 

GovDirect

This site provides families of children with disabilities

with information about rights and benefits.

 https://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities

 

British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association website gives information, resources and local support services.

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

 

Your Guide to overcoming Dyslexia:

http://www.supersummary.com/dyslexia-guide/

 

Home-Start- Tamworth

This is a local charity which supports ordinary parents in and around Tamworth, Staffordshire, who are going through challenging times. The family has to have at least one child under 5.
The Philip Dix Centre
Corporation Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 7DN

Tel: 01827 62400

http://www.homestarttamworth.org.uk/

 

Contact a Family

Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability. The charity uses the knowledge and experience of parents of children with disabilities to provide a network of support

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/