Search for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services
A local support group for families of children and young people who have ADHD, or are currently being assessed for it.
A highly specialised recreational, sensory and social resource for disabled people of all ages.
A specialist, long-term home offering 24-hour support and care for young adults with complex disabilities.
Barnardo's Employment Training and Skills North (ETSN) is a private training provider for young people aged over 14.
Cerebra is a charity set up to help families with children aged 16 and under with brain conditions.
An independent service specialising in special educational needs and disability issues.
A service for children and young people that need a specialist assessment and / or treatment for mental health difficulties.
A confidential, friendly service for children and young people, including those with disabilities, who have problems with their bladder and bowel.
The Children's Development and Disability Service is for children and young people with disabilities, whether diagnosed from birth or for long-term conditions.
A specialist service providing expert palliative care support for babies, children and young people with serious and life-threatening conditions.
The service supports children and young people with a wide range of needs, who are experiencing difficulties with daily life activities.
A community physiotherapy service for children and young people to improve independence and participation at home, school and within the wider community.
- Contact number: 0191 402 8038
A service for children with speech language, communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
- Contact number: 0191 283 2484 / 2485
The service provides specialist dental advice and care for patients with special needs.
District nurses are responsible for managing care within the community.
- Contact number: 0191 283 381 / 0191 283 1073 / 0191 283 1070
A charity supporting people with Down's Syndrome and their families across the North East.
Support for children and young people who struggle with an eating disorder.
- Contact number: 0191 566 5500
Support when a child's learning or behaviour is a concern for their teacher or family.
The Enabler and Involvement Service work with adults with learning disabilities and / or autism.
The Family Holiday Association provides breaks for UK families struggling with disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence.
The service is for newborns, children and young people aged 0 to 16 years.
GPs are the first point of contact for diagnoses and have a responsibility to refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent or specialist treatment.
The Healthy Minds Team is available to all children with lower level mental health and emotional health difficulties.
A team of staff who specialise in hearing impairment, providing support and advice to families and schools.
A free service offering employability and advice to young people and adults, aged 16 and over.
Connexions South Tyneside provides careers information, advice and guidance to young people aged between 16 and 18, and up to 25 if they have a special educational need or disability.
- Contact number: 0191 424 6690 or 0191 424 6657