Special Needs and Additional Support

Parents of a child with special needs face a whole set of unique challenges and experiences and can often feel isolated and misunderstood. In this section are links to websites to encourage and support you.

Children with additional needs may face challenges across a number of areas including their physical health, mental health or ability to learn or they may face difficulties when trying to do things other children can do.

Supporting children with additional needs enables them to participate and feel included. Strategies for supporting children with additional needs can vary greatly because every child is unique.

Autism Local: Autism Sussex

Disability Local: The Local Offer

Helpline providing advice and support for families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and Sussex:   amazesussex.org.uk


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