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Special needs and inclusion

ADDISS (Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service)

ADDISS provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.

Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and related developmental disorders

This site provides information through over 350 fact sheets of autism-related information.

Autism Education Trust (AET)

A collaboration between The National Autistic Society, TreeHouse and The Council for Disabled Children, and others working in the autism field in England.

British Dyslexia Association

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

CHADD is a leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.

Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

An umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to the other UK nations. CDC works to influence national policy that impacts upon disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families.

Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM)

Campaign led by four of the major organisations that work with disabled children and their families.

National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN)

Aims to promote the interests of those with exceptional learning needs and/or disabilities, to provide a forum for those actively involved with exceptional learning needs and/or disabilities and to contribute to the formulation and development of policy in the area.

National Autistic Society

The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, andcampaign for a better world for people with autism.

Schools, colleges and children's services: Support for children and young people

Acts as a catalogue of resources for teaching professionals, learners, parents and carers.

SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

This Act (also referred to as SENDA) amends Part 4 of the UK Education Act 1996. It aims to increase the promotion of equality for disabled students in schools and other educational establishments, and to prevent discrimination in both educational and non-educational student services.

Higher Education

Advance HE

A dedicated national service of support and advice on leadership, governance and management for all the UK’s universities and Higher Education colleges.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Supports growth and higher skilling across the economy and is committed to fostering world-class higher education.

Higher Education Academy HEA

Established in 2003 to act as a single, central body to support the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education in the UK.

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

HEFCE (1992- April 2018) was responsible for distributing public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges. Its functions are continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

Maintained on behalf of UK universities and higher education colleges, HESA collects, analyses and reports on HE statistics as the basis of a comprehensive management information system for publicly funded HE in the UK.

OBSERVATORY on Borderless Higher Education

International HE think tank.

Quality Assurance Agency for higher education (QAA)

Aims to promote continuous improvement in the quality and standards of higher education provision and to provide accessible and useful public information about higher education to meet the needs of students and employers and the funders of HE.

SCUTREA - Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults

Information database covering the archive of all papers given at its annual conferences since 1970. A useful source of research data for those studying the education of adults.

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Exists to stimulate and co-ordinate research into all aspects of higher education.

Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)

An organisation in Britain for the encouragement of innovation and good practice in teaching and learning in higher education.