Uplands School

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Useful Links

Good Schools Guide - Follow the link to view the guide

Follow the link to join the Skiggle network and forum - a great idea to share resources and help each other out in times of needs. View the flyer here or follow the link to view the website Skiggle

DASH is an independent local charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life of adults of working age with Aspergers and other high functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions living in Swindon.

Follow the link for more information

Please find below some useful websites and links for information on Autistic Spectrum Condition





Information on Carer support in Wiltshire for students aged 11-15 years old

If you are looking for information on internet safety please click the link to go the CEOP's thinkuknow website. Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

The Open Door Centre is a Swindon based charity that aims to make a positive difference in the lives of adults with learning disabilities. For more information, please click here

If you are a carer and looking for support and advice, click on the link to visit the Carers UK website

Click here to view some really useful information for parents and carers from the Working Families website

Please click here for more information on WellChild, the national charity for sick children

Follow the link for the STEP Website and details on the support they offer young people in and around Swindon

Please find below a list of information and advice services websites in Swindon and across the UK. Click the links for more information




Click on the link for more information about the children's charity Together For Short Lives who offer support to parents and familys across the UK

There is now a new telephone number for parents/carers to contact Wiltshire County Council, for information regarding funding, referrals and lead worker enquires etc for their child.

The SPOC (single point of contact) number is 01225 757985 and is available Mon-Fri 9-4.30pm for all Wiltshire students.

Please note this is for Wiltshire County Council only and not Swindon Borough Council.

Here are some useful links for parents and carers of Wiltshire Council students



Gingerbread - provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents. Find out more on their website gingerbread.org.uk

National Family Carer Network
Click here to view the NFCN Website

Follow the link to view the Mencap Website

Swindon Advocacy Movement

Swindon Advocacy Movement, affectionately known by its members as SAM;  ‘a clear and consistent voice for the rights of people with care and support needs’.

You can also visit the S.A.M website

Contact a family

Website for families with children with disabilities Contact a Family 

Hop, Skip and Jump
Unique flexible and immediate day care for any additonal needs however complex.
Upper Shaw Ridge Farm, Ridge Green Swindon SN5 5PU
Telephone: (01793) 977175 or email: swindon@hopskipandjump.org.uk

Please see the link below, it is Kirk Andersons website and has lots of useful resources for special needs , very useful for ASD young people.
Click to view

The National Autistic Society
A comprehensive site with excellent explanations, ideas for support and links to local organisations.

Cygnet Support Programme

Cygnet is a parenting support programme (developed by Barnardo’s) for parents and carers of children/young people aged 7-18 who have a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

Follow the link to find out more Cygnet Services

Swindon Parent and Carers Advisory Group

Follow the link to find out more Swindon Parent and Carers

Beechwood College

Beechwood College, Wales' first and only Specialist Residential College of Further Education dedicated to students over the age of 16 years with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Fantastic free resources for parents and lots of good advice and information

The Sensory Integration Network

Good for information about Sensory integration difficulties and advice about therapy and support

HelpKidzLearn is a collection of free software for young children and those with learning difficulties to play online. You will get the most out of these activities if you play them together with your child. Use them as a focus for chatting. Speaking and listening is very important for young children's educational development, particularly reading and writing.

Big Blue Surf School, Bude Cornwall

A Surf School which has been recommended to us by one of our autistic students who had a wonderful time and learnt to surf. The Surf School has specially qualified instructors who are experienced in teaching children with Autism and other special needs.