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Families

Useful website links / resources

Here you will find some links to information and activities that may be of interest to you:

A printable pocket size leaflet that gives parents and carers points to consider and useful links to help you understand how to deal with online situations

Adaptive Clothing

Bug Chair Guide

If your child makes use of a Bug chair, please refer to the following User Guide to ensure maximum safety at all times:

Bug User Guide

Conditions & Health

Advice for parents of children with autism - BSPD

Advice on the UK Data Protection Legislation and vaccinations in Primary and Secondary schools

Anxiety UK

Autism West Midlands

BSPD Advice for parents of children with autism

Dental services Lyng Centre 

Dental treatment for people with special needs - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Disabled Children’s Partnership 

Disabled Children's Partnership - #CountDisabledChildrenIn Campaign

Flu immunisation for pupils in school years Reception - Year 11

National Autistic Society

Route2Wellbeing - Health and wellbeing services within Sandwell

Sandwell Family Life - Supporting Young People and families to get the best from life

SIBS - For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults

Supporting information for parents - Helplines (barnardos.org.uk)

YoungMinds - Mental Health Charity for Children and Young People

Cost of living

Family life, work & childcare

Renaissance Creative - Sandwell Cost of Living Booklet 2023

Financial Support

Support with Bereavement 

Parents Cerebra are looking for families to take part in a research project

Understanding emotional well-being and distress in people with learning disabilities

What is the study about? We are currently developing a new assessment tool to measure emotional well-being and distress in people with learning disabilities and communication difficulties.

Who can take part? Parents & caregivers of individuals with a moderate to profound intellectual disability who are over 4 years old.

‚ÄčHow long does it take? Completing the online survey takes approx. 1 hour. You’ll receive an individualised feedback report and a £5 Amazon voucher!

How can I take part? Simply email Jane Waite to take part: j.waite@aston.ac.uk

Contact Us

The Orchard School
Causeway Green Road
OLDBURY
B68 8LD

0121 569 7040