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Disability support organisations

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD Foundation
www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

College and University advice:
AADD UK

Arthritis

Arthritis Care
www.arthritiscare.org.uk
Services included a confidential helpline, self-management and awareness training for people with arthritis and healthcare professionals, and local activity and support.

College and University advice:
Arthritis UK

Auditory Process Difficulty (APD)

APD UK
www.apduk.org.uk

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

www.nas.org.uk

National Autistic Society (NAS)

Provides information, advice and support to people with autism and Asperger syndrome and their families.

 

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Cerebral Palsy
www.cerebralpalsy.org.uk
A resource providing info, help, support & advice for those affected by cerebral palsy.

College and University advice:
Equal Right Trust 

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Cystic Fibrosis
www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk
Information and resources dedicated to all aspects of cystic fibrosis. It funds research to treat and cure CF and aims to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people with cystic fibrosis.

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Dyslexia

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Offers information, advice and support to people with dyslexia

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action
www.epilepsy.org.uk
Offers a range of services including information and advice.

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Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss
www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
Campaigns and lobbies to raise awareness of hearing loss and tinnitus and provides support services for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s/Colitis)

Crohn’s & Colitis UK
www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-inflammatory-bowel-disease/ulcerative-colitis
A charity that provides information and support to those with colitis or Crohn’s disease, fund raising for welfare services and research.

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Mental Health (anxiety/depression/OCD/eating disorders)

Mind
www.mind.org.uk
Provides an information service and information booklets about mental health.

College and University advice:
Student Minds 

Muscular Dystrophy

Trailblazers
www.mdctrailblazers.org

Trailblazers is a national network of more than 400 young disabled people. They aim to fight the social injustices experienced by young disabled people and to ensure they can gain access to education and employment. They are part of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

College and University advice:
Muscular Dystrophy UK 

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

www.mssociety.org.uk
Provides information and support in the UK to anyone affected by MS from their network of over 350 local branches.

College and University advice:
MS International Federation
NHS.UK 

Sensory Integration Dysfunction/ Processing Disorder (SID44/SPD)

www.sensory-processing-disorder.com
Information and resources to support young people and their families to understand and manage SID.

Tourettes Syndrome (TS)

www.tourettes-action.org.uk 

A support and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome and their families.

Visual Impairment (VI)

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
www.rnib.org.uk
RNIB offers advice and specialist DSA assessments in study needs and access technology for blind and partially sighted learners.

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