We previously shared with you information about the temporary changes to the law regarding Education Health and Care (EHC) plans during the Coronavirus pandemic, which was followed by a factsheet from Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) explaining the changes in more detail. On Friday
We asked participating organisations/teams in last month's Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers. Below are the questions that parents asked at the May SEND Drop-in (click or
People's History Museum (PHM) recently approached us with their amazing idea for a home activity with the kids: "I Spy … Nature" Patterns in nature have been used to decorate some of our favourite
We have been informed by Manchester City Council's Adult Social Care team that there is the possibility that the city council will be able to help families have access to a tablet and internet. Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for a device residents have to
Earlier this month, we wrote about the temporary changes to education, health and care legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25 In that article, we shared info and commentary from Contact and from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF), as
We have recently been approached by the Helix Centre, who are looking for family members with lived experience of caring for a child with a life-limiting condition to test two mobile apps designed to support parents, family members and other carers to help other families.
Over the past couple of weeks, a few dozen families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability have been getting Paperbag Sensory and Activity Packs delivered to their doorstep. (P.S. With social distancing strictly observed) These packs
The government announced this week its "recovery roadmap" for the country to ease out of lockdown. With it is a plan to gradually reopen schools in England. You can read short summaries about these on the Contact and Council for Disabled Children websites.
We have recently been contacted by Starling, a charity that uses creativity and the arts to amplify the lived experience of neurodivergent young people, to bring good news about their "Creative Take Aways" project. The project, which makes free Creative Wellbeing Packs and access to
We asked participating organisations/teams in last month's Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers.Below are the questions that parents asked at the April SEND Drop-in (click or tap a