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Job Openings for a New Specialist Service

Below is a job advert from Together Trust, who will be running an early intervention support service for Manchester families of autistic children and young people and/or those who have learning disabilities. New specialist service opening in Wythenshawe Do you want to be part of

By |2023-09-27T00:55:51+01:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Childcare Survey for Parents of School-Aged Children with SEND

As part of the Manchester City Council’s childcare sufficiency assessment, we hope to find out more about access to childcare outside of the core school day for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). If you are a parent/carer of a school-aged child

By |2023-10-09T12:47:34+01:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: Get Involved, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , |

SEND Community Offer – Monthly Relaxed Cinema Sessions

Bookings for the December cinema session will open at 6pm on Wednesday, 22 November. Please book your family's places through our Eventbrite page. In the meantime, you can vote for the movie that we will show by answering our SurveyMonkey poll. The survey will close

By |2023-11-20T17:06:26+00:00September 4th, 2023|Categories: Events, Projects|Tags: , , , , |

Autism in Schools and Co-production

It's been a month since this year's National Co-production Week so we thought we'd take this opportunity to finally publish the well-articulated blog that Julie Hicklin, Manchester's SEND Lead, wrote about the Autism in Schools project. (Apologies for the delay!) Here it goes: Autism

Post-16 Education – What’s Important to You and Your Young Person?

We recently hosted two focus group sessions for Manchester City Council's post-16 commissioning team to listen to the views of parents and carers around post-16 education and training, including their journey beyond college: Preparing for Adulthood. We are very grateful to all the parents

Chance to Win an “Inclusion Matters” Conference Ticket

Hello, everyone! :) We have luckily been gifted a free ticket to Catalyst Psychology's "Inclusion Matters" conference, which will be happening on the 23rd of June, 9am to 5pm, at The Monastery Manchester. The "Inclusion Matters" conference is an annual opportunity for school staff,

A Day in the Life of the Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)

Jennie Corkwood, our Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) here in Manchester, recently wrote us a journal entry showing how a particular working day looked like for her back in March. The DCO role is not something that many parents and carers are familiar with so

By |2023-05-26T09:24:10+01:00May 26th, 2023|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent Sharing|Tags: |

SEND Community Offer – Monthly Relaxed Cinema Sessions

Our poll for families to vote for the movie that we will show on the 17th and 26th of August is now open! Please visit to choose your preferred movie(s) and/or make your own suggestion. The poll will close on Wednesday, 12 July,

By |2023-07-10T16:32:38+01:00May 13th, 2023|Categories: Events, Projects|Tags: , , , , |

The Early Years Social Communication Pathway

The Early Years Social Communication Pathway (EY SCP) introduces a new team assessing for autism in Early Years children (aged up to 5 years) in South Manchester. It is a pilot project with an aim to find child-friendly efficient ways to complete the assessment and

Autism Navigator Job Opening

There is a new job opening in Manchester for an Autism Navigator role - and people with lived experience of autism and/or neurodivergence are strongly urged to apply! The Autism Navigator will support families and young people who are currently on the waiting list for