The following links are frequently requested by enquirers to CHIP. This is not an exhaustive list: there are a huge range of organisations working with families & children/young people with additional support needs. If you have a specific enquiry please contact CHIP directly.
ADDERS promote awareness of ADHD, providing information and free practical help to adults and children, and their families in the UK.
Down's Syndrome Scotland work to help people with Down's Syndrome to reach their full potential by providing information, services & support to them, their families, carers & professionals.
Dyslexia Scotland support people affected by dyslexia, and campaign on their behalf, in many different ways. Whether through the helpline, branch network or online.
Tips for parent/carers to help your child with FASD, also tips on sleep.Although Canadian, recommended by Highland Paediatrician. Available from the CHIP office.
A charity which provides information & support to children & adults with Cerebral Palsy, people living with other severe & complex impairments & their families.
An Autism Charity that helps those with a diagnosis.
The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country wide charity which exisits to help and inform parents and children with the condition.
A charity who help people with Autism by providing information & support on the condition.
A registered Charity dedicated to providing support & information to people living with Tourette Syndrome.
Cystic Fibrosis charity that works with families across Highlands, Islands & Grampian.
The Education Law Unit works in partnership with schools, education authorities, parents’ groups and charities across Scotland to make pupils’ rights and parents’ rights in education a reality.
This website includes information on Curriculum for Excellence, Addtional Support needs, GLO & resources for parents on Education.
An up to date guide on GIRFEC available through the Scottish Government website.
A link to the Child's Plan.
A quick link to the Support for Learners web page.
They provide grants to low-income families raising disabled & seriously ill children & young people. They can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges & clothing but also consider grants for sensory toys, computers & much needed family breaks together.
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants & other financial help – online, by phone & face to face through their partner organisations.
ERIC is a childhood continence Charity who give information and support on childhood bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling to children, young people, parents and professionals
Looking for information about how to improve your health? Visit NHS Health Scotland’s series of websites for the public that give information on a range of health and wellbeing topics.
Information on diet and healthy eating for children and adults.
A charity providing support to families of children and young people with additional support needs and severe sleep problems.
Advocacy Highland provide free & confidential independent advocacy advice in Highland region for individuals of all ages, including young people, who need to be supported to speak up about specific issues.
Connecting Carers is a voluntary organisation working throughout Highland providing information, advice, support, training and befriending services to unpaid carers.
Read the Carers Charter 2018 here.
Contact is a national charity which exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
ENABLE Scotland a charity run by its members. They support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.
Highland Children’s Forum is a registered charity created by the parents/carers of children with additional support needs. The Forum aims to ensure that the voices of these children are heard in the design and provision of services in Highland.
We provide one-to-one support for families affected, offer help and advice for individuals and organisations who work with people with learning difficulties, and strive to increase knowledge and understanding among policymakers.
Non-profit organisation working with people who have impairments to vision and hearing with or without other disabilities.
Young Minds is a charity working with children, young people, their families & the professionals who support them for better mental health & wellbeing.
ARGH is a group run by and for autistic adults. ARGH members are all people who have an Autistic spectrum condition.
Some support groups for Parents of children with Autism throughout Highland
The group is made up of volenteers all with experience of ADHD.
HDCD charity promotes awareness & understanding of Developmental Coordination Disorder, supporting individuals & families. They also organise social events.