Help and Support in Hackney


SENDIAGS is a statutory arm’s length service, providing impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with SEND, and children and young people (up to 25) with SEND. 


AS1 is an informal support network and free newsletter for parents and carers of children with Asperger syndrome or High Functioning Autism, in Hackney. Email to find out more: 

Help and Support Nationally


IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Cerebra is the national charity helping children with brain conditions and their families discover a better life together. 

Council for Disabled Children 

The umbrella organisation for the disabled children’s sector, bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers. 


SOS!SEN offers a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). 


SENTAS is the Special Educational Needs Transport Advocacy Service 


Contact is for families with disabled children. 

It is the only UK-wide charity providing information, advice, and support to the parents of all disabled children. 

Great Blogs

This is a brilliant blog, written by a Hackney mum, Sophie; whose son has been diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. 

Set up by Hackney mum, Ola. This is a great site for parents of children with autism, including useful information on activities and workshops for children with autism in and around Hackney. 

Know of any more great resources or blogs? Do email us to let us know!