Useful Organisations, Web Resources and reading: www.adders.org/ ADD/ADHD Online Information
www.addiss.co.uk/ - ADHD charity, resource and support service 020 8952 2800 www.adhduk.org.uk/ Social Network and Support Centre for ADHD in the UK
ADHD Yorkshire is a long established Support Group, who for the last few years we have been working in close partnership with ADDept Yorkshire Learning & Ability Support Group. 07598 338297
www.addept.org/ Teaching Social Skills to Children and Adults with ADHD, LD and Asperger's Syndrome
www.hacsg.org.uk/ The Hyperactive childrens support group. 01243 539966 between 2.30 and 4.30 weekdays
www.sacar-trust.org/ SACAR is a charity dedicated to support adults (aged 16 and above) with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism. (SACAR in the Sanskrit language means Positive Creation). 01274 778 888
www.the3dcentre.co.uk/ The 3D Centre for Specific Learning Difficulties in Halifax
www.complexminds.org/index.htm Complex Minds is a Wakefield based voluntary and community organisation formed in response to the increasing recognition of Hidden Impairments and the profound impact they have on those with the conditions, their carers, families and friends. 0751 243 6506
www.danda.org.uk Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association: an organisation run by and for neuro-diverse people such as those with Dyspraxia, AD(H)D, and Asperger Syndrome, Autism and Dyslexia.
http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ TheDyspraxia Foundation: Uk’s leading charity re. Dyspraxia. 01462 454 986 (10 am-1 pm) Mon - Fri
Dyspraxia UK offers specialist occupational therapy service with high quality diagnostic assessments for children and adults in school, university and work .
We run training in Dyspraxia and other neurodiversities for teachers, Occupational Therapists and Staff Managers.
Free advice via HELP LINE 0845 456 4749 Tuesday – Thursday, 10am to 2pm, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.boxofideas.org 1000s of ideas, guidance and information on everything from early years to employment
www.newport.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/Centres/Dyscovery%20Centre/Pages/default.aspx. The Dyscovery centre: research and assessment centre of excellence
www.youngminds.org.uk/ YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. In formation for parents and young people on various conditions like Dyspraxia and Dyslexia. Includes a parents hotline. 020 7089 5050
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/ The British Dyslexia Assocation info and resources for Dyslexics, students, professionals, teachers, parents (0)845 251 9003
www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk Dyslexia Action is a national body leading on education, research, assessments and campaigning (formerly the Dyslexia Institute) with centres across the country. Leeds office 0113 242 9626
www.dyslexic.com The leading web site and online shop for: hardware • software • gadgets • and other technologies. For people with: dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, visual impairments, RSI and other disabilities.
www.hing.org.uk/Hidden Impairments National Group. Has produced a toolkit “which aims to positively influence the cultural environment within business communities”.
www.tourettes-action.org.uk – Tourettes Action is the national charity for Tourettes. 01276 482903
www.autism.org.uk/National Autistic Society. Helpline: 0808 800 4104 www.aspergersyndrome.org/ The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals.
simdis.jisctechdis.ac.uk/ - SIM DIS site which simulates various disabilities and helps to give you some insight into what it feels like, including Dyslexia and Autism
www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/our-services/adhd/about-adhd-and-associated-conditions/. Information on conditions, NHS Trust services and personal stories.
www.ican.org.uk/en.aspx I CAN, Childrens communication charity. Information of specific language impairments.
These are not recommendations but it does give you a flavour of what is out there.
DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPRAXIA 2EDS: A Manual for Parents and Professionals [Paperback] Madeleine Portwood ISBN-13: 978-1853465734 | Edition: 2
How to Understand and Support Children with Dyspraxia by Lois Addy ISBN-10: 185503381X ISBN-13: 978-1855033818
100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Dyspraxia and DCD by Amanda Kirby
ISBN-10: 0826494404 | ISBN-13: 978-0826494405
How to Identify and Support Children with Speech and Language DifficultiesJane Speake ISBN-10: 1855033615 ISBN-13: 978-1855033610
How to Support and Teach Children on the Autism Spectrum
Fintan O'Regan ISBN-10: 1855033488 ISBN-13: 978-1855033481
Living with Dyspraxia: a guide for adults By Mary Colley, Victoria Biggs, Amanda Kirby
Coping With Dyspraxia by Jill Eckersley ISBN-10: 1847091288
Dyslexia: A Teenager's Guide by Sylvia Moody ISBN-10: 0091900018 ISBN-13: 978-0091900014
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Brightest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn by Ronald D. Davis ISBN-10: 0285638734 ISBN-13: 978-0285638730
Can't Play Won't Play: Simply Sizzling Ideas to Get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia by Sharon Drew ISBN-10: 1843106019 ISBN-13: 978-1843106012
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence by Tony Attwood and Luke Jackson(2002)
Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin. Temple is a gifted animal scientist who believes her Autism gives her a unique ege in her work with animals.
Books for professionals The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and related conditions by Sarah Hendrickx
Autism Spectrum Disorders: A research review for practioners (edited by Ozonoff, Rogers and Hendren ISBN 1-58562-119-6
Asperger’s Syndrome: a guide for parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood
Becoming Verbal With Childhood Apraxia: New Insights on Piaget for Today's TherapyPam Marshalla ISBN-10: 0970706065 ISBN-13: 978-0970706065
That's the Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD Explained (David Fulton Books) [Paperback] David Grant ISBN-10: 0415564646 ISBN-13: 978-0415564649
The Trouble with Maths: A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy DifficultiesSteve Chinn ISBN-10: 0415670101 ISBN-13: 978-0415670104
100+ Ideas for Supporting Children with Dyslexia (Continuum One Hundreds)Gavin Reid ISBN-10: 0826434169 ISBN-13: 978-0826434166
Tourette Syndrome (The Facts) by Mary Robertson & Andrea Cavanna
ISBN-10: 019929819X ISBN-13: 978-0199298198
Tics and Tourette Syndrome: A Handbook for Parents and ProfessionalsUttom Chowdhury ISBN-10: 184310203X | ISBN-13: 978-1843102038
Coping with Tourette Syndrome: A Workbook for Kids with Tic DisordersSandra Buffolano ISBN-10: 1572246324 ISBN-13: 978-1572246324
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHDJohn Taylor
ISBN-10: 157542195X ISBN-13: 978-1575421957
Taking Charge of Adult ADHDRussell A. Barkley ISBN-10: 1606233386 ISBN-13: 978-1606233382
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Albert Einstein (ADHD, Dyslexia and Aspergers) Winston Churchill (ADHD and Dyslexia) John Lennon (singer, songwriter) Michael Phelps (Olympic champion swimmer, the most decorated Olympian) Russell Howard (comedian) Kelly Ozbourne (singer)
Autistic Spectrum Conditions
Gary Numan (musician) Paddy Considine, (actor, director, screenplay writer) Tim Page (Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author) Satoshi Tajiri (creator and designer of Pokémon) James Hobley (British dancer and 2011 Britain's Got Talent finalist) Adrian Lamo ( American computer hacker)
Tim Howard (Everton/USA goalkeeper) Rodney Marks (Australian astrophysicist) Jonas Altberg (Swedish musician/DJ: Basshunter) Pete Bennett (winner of Big Brother)
Cher (actress, singer) Werner Von Braun (Rocket scientist) Thomas Edison (invented the lightbulb)