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What services, external agencies or support groups are available for Parents?


There are many support groups for parents of children with special needs available locally and a full directory can be accessed via the Solihull Family Information Service.

Tel: 0800 389 8667


Click on names for links to websites:


Solihull SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service)

The vision for our Solihull SENDIAS Service is that children and young people with SEND, and their parents/carers, will be more aware of their entitlement and the options available, and will be able to make informed decisions. Information, advice and support for children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers will be impartial, free to access, accurate, confidential, comprehensive and easily accessible/understandable.


SASSI (Solihull Autistic Spectrum Support and Information)

The group provides an opportunity to talk to parents in the same situation and talk informally to a variety of professionals. The group have monthly meetings locally on a range of subjects suggested by parents.


Autism Education Trust (AET)

Resources and support for parents and carers of children with Autism.


Dyspraxia Foundation

The group provides information and support to families of children with Dyspraxia.


British Dyslexia Association

Provides information and support to families of children with Dyslexia.


Dyslexia Information Centre

This centre offers books, guides and equipment for children and young adults with Dyslexia.


Scope Face 2 Face

This scheme offers parents a chance to connect with other parents of disabled children for emotional and practical support.


NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society)

We are the National Deaf Children’s Society, the leading charity for deaf children. We’re here for every deaf child who needs us – no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.


Down's Syndrome Association

Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are. Here you will find answers to questions that we are often asked about Down’s syndrome.


Autism West Midlands

We are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. We use our expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them. Our passionate, expert staff and volunteers work across all age groups and abilities, providing direct support.


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families 

Supporting children and families with mental health.


Winston’s Wish

Charity supporting childhood bereavement