Links to SEND Services
Please use this page to find useful web links to different services that are on offer to you and your families.
Central Bedfordshire's Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) parent, children and young person partnership service offers a free confidential support service for parents and carers of children with special educational needs.
Click the link below to take you to Autism Bedfordshire training dates
Click the link below to take you to Central Beds SEND calendar. You will find dates of lots of events and workshops that are being held this month, including SNAP, PCF coffee mornings and CAMH wellbeing sessions
www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
www.widgit.com/resources - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html - A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories
Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills:
Disability Resource Centre – Dunstable/Houghton Regis
During the coronavirus crisis they can help you access reliable health and support information, and also put you in contact with NHS services to get medications delivered.
Contact: 01582 470900 or www.drcbeds.org.uk
Facebook page – Houghton Regis Mutual Aid Community Action Group (COVID-19)
Community support for those in need – volunteers offering food, shopping, services etc. Business are also advertising support.
Facebook page – Dunstable COVID-19 Mutual Aid
- Community support for those in need – volunteers offering food, shopping, services etc. Business are also advertising support.
- Dean Beadle: Living with Aspergers http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/news/video-dean-beadle-living-aspergers-383489204