Additional Needs Support


Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.
Cerebra helps children 16 or under with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders and conditions. The general areas covered are listed below with a few examples of conditions that fall within the broader categories.
Cerebral Palsy
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Developmental disorders like global developmental delay, dyspraxia and learning disabilities.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development (BIRD)

BIRD aims to treat people of all ages and all levels of severity of brain injuries.
The people BIRD treats may be affected by:
Stroke, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Congenital defects, Acquired head injury, Developmental delay, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Hyperactivity/attention deficit disorders, Behavioural / emotional disorders, Other non - specific learning difficulties.


Afasic is a parent led organisation representing children and young people with specific language impairment (SLI) and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) by raising awareness of this often hidden disability thus working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.
If your child has recently been diagnosed with SLI and SLCN or indeed you feel your child’s speech or language is not developing as it should, you can contact AFASIC Cymru for support and advice.

ADHD Support

ADHD Support Group for Families in Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.  Helping Families, parents and carers with or without diagnosis.
Newport ADHD Family Support is run by parent volunteers.
Visit the Facebook Page for support.

Web address: Twitter Page

Facebook Page

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK's largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people aged 17 and under.
Family Fund help ease the additional pressures families face. They can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.
If you think you may be able to apply to the Fund you can apply online.