Advisory Links


ACE The Advisory Centre for Education is a national charity proving independent advice for parents and carers of children aged 5-16 in state-funded education. ACE aims to provide the information, support and high-quality advice that parents need to help their children at school, particularly where there are problems.

Patoss The professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties.

IPSEA Independent Panel for Special Education Advice - Free and independent legal advice and support in England and Wales.

Network 81 A national network of parents working towards properly resourced inclusive education for children with special educational needs. The offer Befrienders, Helpline, Publications and Training

CReSTeD (The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils) Their aim is to help parents, and those who advise them, to choose schools for dyslexic children. All schools included in the Register are visited regularly to ensure they continue to meet the criteria set by CReSTeD. Adult Online Dyslexia Checklist

SOS!SEN Operates a free, friendly, confidential telephone helpline for parents and others seeking information and  advice on special educational needs.

ExploreAdultLearning  a site that offers a unique reference point on learning a new skill as an adult. It  holds a comprehensive section entitled Adult Dyslexia. Well worth a visit.

PSYKIDZ  Is the website of Dr Helen Likierman and Dr Valerie Muter, consultant PSYchologists working with KIDZ and their families. The website offers information to help parents support their child’s progress towards and through school.


Resource Links


AlphaSmart Delivers affordable technology solutions designed to reduce the cost and complexity of computing for customers worldwide. Suppliers of “NEO” notebooks. Part of Renaissance Learning.

BDA Store Online store from the British Dyslexia Association

Crick Software Developers and suppliers of exciting, innovative yet practical educational software.

Crossbow Education Multisensory teaching resources and games.

Further Information 2

Here are a variety of further information and suppliers links. Just click on the  Link  at the front of the description. Although NWCDA may concur with many of the comments or statements made on these websites, inclusion of these links on this site does not infer any endorsement by NWCDA.

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