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Useful Organisations, Web Resources and reading: ADD/ADHD Online Information - ADHD charity, resource and support service 020 8952 2800 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 Teaching Social Skills to Children and Adults with ADHD, LD and Asperger's Syndrome The Hyperactive childrens support group. 01243 539966 between 2.30 and 4.30 weekdays 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 The 3D Centre for Specific Learning Difficulties in Halifax 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 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. The Dyspraxia 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: 1000s of ideas, guidance and information on everything from early years to employment The Dyscovery centre: research and assessment centre of excellence 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 The British Dyslexia Assocation info and resources for Dyslexics, students, professionals, teachers, parents (0)845 251 9003 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 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. Hidden Impairments National Group. Has produced a toolkit “which aims to positively influence the cultural environment within business communities”. Action is the national charity for Tourettes. 01276 482903 National Autistic Society. Helpline: 0808 800 4104 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. - SIM DIS site which simulates various disabilities and helps to give you some insight into what it feels like, including Dyslexia and Autism Information on conditions, NHS Trust services and personal stories. 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 Difficulties Jane Speake ISBN-10: 1855033615 ISBN-13: 978-1855033610
How to Support and Teach Children on the Autism Spectrum

Dave Sherratt ISBN-10: 1855033909 ISBN-13: 978-1855033900
How to Teach and Manage Children with ADHD

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

ISBN-13: 978-1847091284

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

ISBN 978-1-84310-980-8

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

ISBN 1-85302-577-1

Becoming Verbal With Childhood Apraxia: New Insights on Piaget for Today's Therapy Pam 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 Difficulties Steve 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 Professionals Uttom Chowdhury ISBN-10: 184310203X | ISBN-13: 978-1843102038
Coping with Tourette Syndrome: A Workbook for Kids with Tic Disorders Sandra Buffolano ISBN-10: 1572246324 ISBN-13: 978-1572246324
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD John Taylor

ISBN-10: 157542195X ISBN-13: 978-1575421957

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD Russell A. Barkley ISBN-10: 1606233386 ISBN-13: 978-1606233382

Famous People with…


Benjaman Zephaniah( poet) Richard Branson (businessman) Damian Albarn (musician) Muhammad Ali (boxer) Leonardo da Vinci (artist, inventor, designer) Salma Hayek (actress) Anthony Hopkins (actor) Bill Gates (Microsoft chairman) John Irving (writer) Dominic O’Brien (Word memory champion) Jamie Oliver (chef) Kenny Logan (Rugby player) Prince Harry, Ruby Wax (TV presenter, Comedian)


David Bailey (photographer, also Dyslexic) Jack Kerouac (writer) Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) (Dyspraxic & Dyslexic) Daniel Radcliffe (Actor ‘Harry Potter’) G.K. Chesterton (author & theologian) Stephen Fry (actor, writer, broadcaster).


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)


George S Patton (American military commander)

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