Last updated:

18th July 2023

Other sources of support

Local organisations

ASD Family Help: support, advice and activities for those on the autistic spectrum.

Autism Berkshire: support, courses and activities for children and young people with autism and their families.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust: provides many healthcare services in the local area.

Berkshire Vision: support for children and adults who have a visual impairment.

Building for the future:  a Wokingham based, parent led charity providing activities, support and therapy for children with disabilities and/or additional needs and their families.

Camp Mohawk: a day centre for children with special needs and their families.

Dingley's Promise: support for under 5s with additional needs and their families.

Emotional Wellbeing Hub: support around emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people up to age 19.

Me 2 Club:  provide 1:1 support for children and young people aged 5-19 to take part in mainstream leisure activities.

Parenting Special Children: a range of services and training courses to support families of children with additional needs.

Promise Inclusion: formerly Wokingham & Bracknell Mencap. Support and activities for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or Autism.

Reading Deaf Centre: Reading Deaf Centre: supporting the deaf community in Reading and Wokingham.

SEND Voices Wokingham:  the Wokingham parent carer forum. They work with local authorities, education settings, health and social care providers to make sure that the planning and provision of services for families takes account of parent carer views and experiences.

Wokingham Healthwatch: an independent consumer champion for health and social care.

Wokingham SEND Local Offer: provides children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and their families, with information about the support available to them locally between birth and the age of 25.

National Organisations

ACE Education:  independent advice and information on state education in England

Anti Bullying Alliance: provide advice, information and training about bullying

Children’s Legal Centre:  promotes and protects the rights of children in the UK and internationally in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Contact:  provide online, printed and helpline advice on education, benefits and finances, childcare, social care, medical information and more.

Council for Disabled Children: the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

IPSEA:  free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Preparing for Adulthood: offering support and information about preparing for adulthood.

School Exclusion Project: provides free legal representation to challenge permanent school exclusion.