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Back to School Resources for Autistic Students, Their Parents and Schools/Colleges

At the start of June, Manchester produced a "back to school" pack that staff from Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and the Clinical Service for Children with Disabilities have put together as a multi-agency project. It includes a pack for parents, booklets for younger

Make a Fellow SEND Parent/Carer Smile This Carers Week

It's Carers Week and, to celebrate, we created a (virtual) present to all the wonderful parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester. Through the form below, you can send a little surprise to a friend

By |2020-06-09T16:40:25+01:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Celebration|Tags: , , |

A Message of Thanks

Today is the last day of Volunteers' Week and we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to everyone who has helped the forum during our journey of representing parent voice and promoting co-production in Manchester's Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

Extension of Temporary Changes to EHCP Legislation

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

By |2020-06-05T16:58:17+01:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Q&A from the May Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

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

Tablets for Socially Excluded (via Manchester City Council)

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

IASM Guidance on Temporary Legislative Changes to EHC Needs Assessments and Plans

Earlier this month, we wrote about the temporary changes to education, health and care legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Source: In that article, we shared info and commentary from Contact and from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF), as

Paid Involvement Opportunity for Parents and Carers

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.

By |2020-05-16T17:31:20+01:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , |

Paperbag Sensory and Activity Pack (Pilot Programme)

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