Please find below our on-line guide to support available to children with SEND and their families. Click the titles to follow a link to the organisations website.



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National Autistic Society

We are the UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services. Our trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year.

The SEND Room

The SEND Room is an online Facebook support group for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 in Swindon who have any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Swindon. The aim of the group is to support one another, meet others in the local area who understand, to share information and experiences.


STEP (Swindon) is a registered charity, providing a safe and supportive environment for children and young people aged 7 – 18, who are experiencing isolation and exclusion due to either their lack of social skills, personal circumstances or poverty, living in Swindon or the wider community.

Swindon and North Wiltshire Deaf Childrens Society

We provide support in Swindon & North Wiltshire to families with children who are deaf or have a hearing loss. Our group was established by parents who have children with a hearing loss over 25 years ago. It is still run by volunteer parents today. We organise fun events, provide a great network of families, hold fund raisers and offer information and support, to children who are deaf or have a hearing loss and their families in the Swindon & North Wiltshire area through our free membership scheme. ​We also work closely with audiology and other professional organisations involved in the day to day care of our children.

Swindon Carers Centre

Swindon Carers Centre is a charitable organisation, which is part of the Carers Trust Network, and we were established to provide help and support to the 21,000 carers in Swindon. The main benefit which the organisation delivers is support to carers carrying out a caring role for persons with a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency and to promote the development of self-help. This will enable carers to have a quality of life alongside their caring role. The main beneficiaries are carers themselves.


We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.


We’re Scope, the disability equality charity in England and Wales. We provide practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed. We campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.

Sky Badger

Sky Badger is a charity that finds help and adventure for disabled children and their families all over the UK. We do this by building bridges between disabled children and the charities and services available to help. We find everything from disabled sports clubs to sibling groups to ‘make a wish’ charities and tell families about them though our website, social media platforms, videos, information packs and helpdesk.

A support group for Parents (Swindon Autism, ADHD)

This group is a well established Facebook support group for families in Swindon that have Autism or ADHD.

Swindon Advocacy Movement

SAM started off providing volunteer ‘citizen advocates’ enabling people to live independently in the community on leaving long – stay hospitals. Our services then developed over the years to include specialist advocacy services for parents with learning disabilities, young people and people with high support needs.

Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group

We are a parent-led charity supporting people with Down’s Syndrome, their families, carers and all those with an interest in Down’s Syndrome in Swindon and the surrounding area. We are an independent charity, affiliated to the National Down’s Syndrome Association.


Living with a disabled child is hard but it is even more difficult when there is no one out there to support you because you don’t fit into any of the support groups available.
SCWAD is a mutual support group for parents and carers of children who have rare chromosomal or metabolic disorders or who remain undiagnosed. As well as supporting parents and carers with coffee mornings and socials, our children meet in monthly activity sessions. We have been successful in applying for grants so that our families can enjoy day trips in the holidays.


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