Parents and carers may find these other organisations useful sources of support. 

This list offers possible sources of support but is not definitive and inclusion is not an endorsement by The Yard. 

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Action Group - Support families of children, young people & adults with disabilities (playschemes, 1:1 and family support) in the Lothians and Falkirk.

Boardmaker - Trusted tool for parents, teachers and therapists to create symbol adapted accessible curriculum materials for students, regardless of their abilities.

Cheap Disability Aids - Sensory education equipment such as timers, communication resources, safe space tents and sensory toys.

Enquire - Advice service that helps parents and carers understand their children’s rights to additional support for learning and how to work in partnership with schools and local authorities to ensure their child gets the support they need.

Fabb Scotland - Work to give disabled children and young people access to sport, leisure and outdoor adventure.

I Am Me – Keep Safe Scotland - Working in partnership with Police Scotland to raise awareness of and tackle disability hate crime.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers - Committed to publishing books that make a difference, well known for their long established lists on the autism spectrum, social work and arts therapies.

Kindred Scotland - Advice and information on services for children with special needs and their carers, including news, events, services and fundraising.

LGBT Youth Scotland - Provides quality youth work to LGBTI young people and works in partnership for LGBTI equality and human rights.

Lothian Autistic Society - Services, information and practical support for individuals, families and carers affected by autism (clubs, playschemes and respite services) in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Mindroom - Practical and emotional support, information and advice on difficulties with learning including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, autism spectrum, and related mental health and wellbeing issues, for young people up to the age of 25.

My Rights, My Say - Provides advocacy, advice, and independent support to children aged 12-15 in helping them learn and exercise their individual rights.

National Autistic Society – Supporting families of children and young people with autism (1:1 support, support at home/in the community, how to create social stories).

The National Parent Forum of Scotland - Ensuring every child maximises their potential in their school life by working in partnership with national and local government and organisations involved in education and childrens' wellbeing.

Nourish - For families who have children or young adults with additional support needs in Fife.

Pamis - Support for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families, carers and interested professionals.

Play Scotland - Delivering children and young people's right to play in Scotland.

Resolve: ASL - Free service dedicated to providing independent additional support for learning mediation for children, carers, and parents across Scotland.

Scottish Autism - Dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism.

Signalong - Sign language that is used in all special schools in Edinburgh.

Tailor Ed Foundation - Committed to improving the quality of life for children with autism and their families in Edinburgh.

Team United - Support young people with disabilities to overcome social barriers when taking part in team sports.