In Northern Ireland Mencap works alongside and represents the interests of people with a learning disability and their families. We deliver a wide range of practical support services, transforming the lives of children, young people, men and women with a learning disability and their families. We help people with a learning disability to speak out about the things that are important to them and enhance the skills and capacity of our local membership network. We challenge attitudes and assumptions about learning disability and involve people from different backgrounds and communities in our work.
Autism NI is a parent led partnership organisation having been formed to promote positive collaboration between parents, professionals and individuals with Autism to address the need for appropriate services. This partnership ethos extends to the charities promotion of a multi disciplinary, cross agency response to issues such as assessment, diagnosis and early intervention. The charity’s mission to support parents and individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder is core to its work and is based on individualised assessed need. The charity is committed to promoting best practice, accessible to all irrespective of family circumstances
Southern Educuation & Libary Board (SELB)
The Southern Education and Library Board serves the district council areas of Armagh; Banbridge; Cookstown; Craigavon; Dungannon & South Tyrone; Newry & Mourne.
It spans 1,450 square miles, with a total population of approximately 332,000 people; including 75,000 pupils and with over 137,900 registered library users.