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Parent Resources

At Riverside Meadows Academy, we understand that entering into the Special Needs & Disabilities world can be a daunting prospect for some families. To try and help you find your way through this maze, we have put together a selection of websites which you may find useful and may make that journey a little more fluent. 

If the appropriate support charity is not available below please contact Family & Inclusion Worker/Senior Mental Health Lead, Amy Sewell, for further information and referrals.


ADHD UK has been created by people with ADHD for people with ADHD.

Autism Education Trust 

We are a not-for-profit organisation supported by the Department for Education. Our 360-degree support programme offers education professionals training, practical tools and a wealth of free resources to better support autistic children and young people aged 0 to 25. Browse our brand-new website to find out how we can help.

National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The National Organisation for FASD is dedicated to supporting people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), their families and communities. It promotes education for professionals and public awareness about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. 

Hope Again Bereavement Support 

It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone. Here you will find information about our services, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Hope Again provides somewhere to turn to when someone dies.

You're not alone.

Access support from other young people and professionals, all at your own pace. Kooth Flyer.

Mermaids UK

Mermaids has been supporting transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.


Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope.

To start a conversation, text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258. Our trained volunteers are here to listen at any time of day or night, and messages won't appear on your phone bill.

If your life is at imminent risk, call the emergency services on 999.

Switchboard LGBT

We have provided support and information to millions of people since our phone started ringing in 1974. Throughout our history, we have been at the forefront of supporting our communities in facing the issues of the day.

We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.