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Here are the resources we found for disability for professionals:
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children and children with additional needs. The charity provides information, advice and support to families and campaigns to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.
Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, Scope will be here. Scope provide support, information and advice for people who are disabled or love someone with a disability.
Disability and Illness
Children with significant mental health problems may fall within the definition of disability. In addition, children who have other disabilities have a much greater chance of developing mental health problems. This webpage covers children with learning disabilities, children with physical disabilities, where to find out more information about learning and physical disabilities, what schools can do, how to support children with disabilities and, other useful information on children with disabilities.