Autism Somerset - This is a website with lots of helpful information on everything to do with Autism from help with getting a diagnosis in childhood or parenthood, links to services available, training, information & advice, help for parent carers and much, much more.
Autism Teaching Strategies - Social Skills Activities for children with Autism.
Autism & Dental Care - This is an American website but you may find it useful for information on how to help your young person cope with a visit to the dentist.
Cerebral Palsy Group - This is an American website that provides lots of useful information about Cerebral Palsy.
DisabledLiving - Continence Problem Leaflets. DisabledLiving provides a national service, working as part of Manchester to improve the life for all people with bladder or bowel problems by offering product information, advice and practical solutions to both professionals and the general public. This website has great links to download and print brochures on different issues of continence:
The National Autism Center has an Autism Resources for Families page. Being armed with information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps families feel more comfortable as they face new challenges. Some families need to know where to start when one member of the family has been recently diagnosed. Other families face unexpected difficulties as their loved ones with ASD learn to live effectively in home, school, or community settings. We are dedicated to supporting families by making information and resources more readily available.
pottygenius.com is an American website that offers lots of information, tips, tricks and downloadable content on potty training your children, it has a section on potty training your child with autism too which can be helpful for our parent group.
Preparing For Adulthood - This website has a wide range of expertise and experience of working with young people and families, at a local and national level and across government, to support young people into adulthood with paid employment, good health, independent living and friends, relationships and community inclusion.
The SENDirect website can help you find the right support, services and information for your family. Get more information on: The law and your rights, questions to ask before you buy a service, assessment of need and what this means for your child and guidance on how to choose a service that's best for your child.
Somerset Parent Carer Forum - is for parent/carers of people with Special Needs and/or disabilities to join together to 'make your voice heard'. It joins people together to make a difference, provide valuable feedback to providers and professionals about what works well and what could be improved. It's also a gateway to other support groups and information.
Somerset Choices - is a new website launched in June 2015. The website gives people access to information and advice on a wide range of services and support groups from the private, public, community and voluntary sectors in Somerset.
Special Direct is full of exciting and inspiring resources to help children with special needs.
The Den - Autism Education Trust - This is a website designed specifically for teenagers on the autistic spectrum. "The Den" is intended as a hub of information, advice, personal stories, films and games for teenagers and young adults with autism and their siblings and friends.
Therapy Directory - This site has a page on speech and language therapy (http://www.therapy-directory.org.uk/articles/aromatherapy.html), a number of useful articles written by professional therapists, and the facility to search for a practitioner by postcode. To ensure the professionalism of their website, all listed therapists have provided qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
The Sleep Help Institute has a helpful website with pages called 'Sleep help for those diagnosed with ASD'. There are lots of facts and information that you may find useful.