SEND Resources and Helpful Links
Below are some helpful resources, websites and support groups which could be useful for parents and children.
|Agency||What they do||How to contact|
|Little Treasures||Volunteer run charity who support autistic adults and children right across the North East.||
Join their Facebook page or Contact Laura
or Michelle - 07749 681130,
|North East Autism Society||Wide range of services across the North East, supporting families living with Autism, learning difficulties and disabilities.||
Call 0191 4109974
|SENDIASS||SENDIASS provides free, confidential and accurate information, advice and support about education, health and social care for children, young people and their parents on matters relating to special educational needs and disability.||
Call: 0191 5873541
Parents, carers and young people can access information relating to SEND via the SENDIASS website :
|KOOTH||Kooth offers online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people.||Visit: https://www.kooth.com/|
|National Autistic Society||This unprecedented period of change is difficult for many autistic people and families. The National Autistic Society have put together some handy tips to help support families.||Visit: https://www.autism.org.uk/|
|The Autism Educator||An autism friendly social story for children which explains the corona virus and helps alleviate any fears and anxieties many children may be experiencing.||Visit: https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/|
|Corona Virus Easy Read||A variety of online resources for children of all ages, including SEND, to help further understand the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Sunshine Support||Independent information, advice and support to parents/carers of children with special educational needs.||Visit : https://www.sunshine-support.org/|
|Daisy Chain Project||Service supporting families affected by Autism.||Visit : https://www.daisychainproject.co.uk/covid-19-resources-for-familes|
|Durham Area Disability Leisure Group||Virtual newsletter is now out including downloadable activities and resources.||Visit : https://www.dadlg.org/activities/|
Social Stories & Resources To Support SEND Children
SENDIASS Weekly Coffee Mornings/Afternoons
Twice weekly virtual Zoom coffee mornings/ evenings until the middle of June for Parents & Carers of children with a disability or additional need.
Please follow relevant date link below to register.
Email: SENDIASS@durham.gov.uk for further information.
Emotional Health & Resilience Nurses - Weekly Drop In Sessions
Free drop in sessions with the Emotional Resilience nurses. Confidential advice and guidance to support young people aged 5 - 19. Parents can discuss any worries or issues they may have. See below for more info.
Every Tuesday @ 9:30 - 11:30 am.
Facebook : Emotional Health and Resilience Nurses - County Durham
Making Changes Together | Support For Carers
Zoom coffee mornings / evenings for Parents & Carers of young people ages 0-25 with an additional need. Hosted by Making Changes Together and SENDIASS. From 25th June Gillian Fortune from Feel Good CIC will be joining all coffee events. She will be giving great tips on how carers can cope.
Thursday 25th June @ 11 am - 12.30 pm
Tuesday 30th June @ 6 pm - 7.30 pm