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For other paediatric therapies in Hillingdon

Hillingdon Local Offer: information about the support for children with special education needs or disabilities in Hillingdon.

Hillingdon Parents Carers Forum: representing the views of parents and carers in Hillingdon in discussions with the local authority in policy and service development

Disablement Association Hillingdon: a charity providing advice, support and activities that allow disabled people to become more independent, confident and part of the community

Brilliant Parents, Parent Education: a social enterprise running parenting courses to support families across London to deal with difficult behaviours and create positive experiences.
Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support: a local charity for children and young people on the autism spectrum. Providing family support, training, advice, autism awareness and recreational services

Centre for ADHD and Autism: a charity which supports; educates and empowers individuals with ADHD and/or autism, their families and the community. They offer training, education and support

National Autistic Association: a UK charity for people with autism spectrum and their families containing information, support and campaigns.
The Children's Sleep Charity: providing resources and workshops for parents of children aged between two and 19 focused on the importance of sleep and advice for establishing routines and managing issues.

Disability Grants: A parent run website which lists information about numerous grants which support individuals and families with disabilities.

Signalong: This website gives you more information about Signalong, the sign supported communication system used in Hillingdon.

Special Needs Toys: this website sells equipment and toys for children with special needs, including sensory based toys

Equipment

Whizz-Kidz: a charity that provides children with wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, such as buggies and trikes, to help children lead fun and active childhoods. They also run youth groups, wheelchair skills training and other services to young people who use wheelchairs

Try B4 U Fly: general advice and equipment hire for children with disabilities to try before flying.
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Changing Places: a map showing accessible toilets and changing places.

  • Whizz-Kidz: a charity that provides children with wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, such as buggies and trikes, to help children lead fun and active childhoods. They also run youth groups, wheelchair skills training and other services to young people who use wheelchairs
  • Try B4 U Fly: general advice and equipment hire for children with disabilities to try before flying.​​​​​​
  • Changing Places: a map showing accessible toilets and changing places.

  • Penniwells Group, Riding for the Disabled: providing people with disabilities the opportunity to ride horses to benefit their health and wellbeing. Located in Elstree, Hertfordshire and North West London
  • Ruislip Turtles Swimming Club: a swimming club for anyone with a physical, mental health or learning disability based at Highgrove pool in Ruislip
  • WheelPower: a national charity for wheelchair sports, providing information about various disability sports, advice, funding and events
  • Brunel Bull, Wheelchair Basketball Club: local wheelchair basketball club for children and adults. Inclusive sport open to those with and without disabilities.

  • Kidspace: the research team at Brunel University focused on handwriting difficulties in children, particularly those with movement difficulties (such as DCD). There are opportunities to take part in assessment and studies
  • The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT): this is the professional body for occupational therapists in the UK. On their website, you can learn more about the work of occupational therapists across the health and social care sectors
  • The Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section: this specialism within RCOT for children, young people and families offer best practice and research
  • Canchild: a research and educational centre in Canada providing evidence based guidelines for children and young people with disabilities and their families. You can learn more about various diagnoses and research.
  • National Handwriting Association: raising awareness of the importance of handwriting and supporting best practice and support for children with handwriting difficulties. Offers advice and worksheets for children to practice with
  • Dyspraxia Foundation: a charity raising awareness and supporting children/adults with dyspraxia and developmental coordination disorder (DCD)

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