Together achieving better decisions and brighter futures for Manchester families of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


Autism in Schools and Co-production

We are pleased to share this short article from fellow parent-carer Carla Scaife, who is also the Programme Delivery Lead for Autism in Schools and the Partnership for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS) in Greater Manchester. Here, she talks about the role that

Co-production in the Private Sector

Dr Michelle Hacking, founder and clinical psychologist at Kingfisher Psychology, recently sent us this writeup with her thoughts about co-production and the value of lived experience. We are pleased to have such a staunch supporter of the forum and we hope that this encourages further

Co-production with Parents and Carers

In celebration of Co-production Week, we are pleased to share with you a few words from Maureen Howell (Manchester City Council's SEND Engagement & Young Carers Lead) and Maria Simpkin (Manchester City Council's Engagement Manager & Local Offer Coordinator), who wanted to express their

Manchester City Council SEND and AP Change Programme Partnership

Hi, my name is Kemi Omoboye and I'm a Project Manager at Manchester City Council currently leading on the Department for Education's Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) Change Programme Partnership for the North West. This means I work with lots of

What Does Autism Mean to You?

We have now opened this activity to all families of autistic children and young people, plus we extended the deadline to 9pm on Sunday, 14 April. If you are autistic yourself or you have an autistic child/ young person in the family, please feel

World Autism Acceptance Week Film Screening (for Parents)

To celebrate World Autism Acceptance Week*, we will be holding a FREE film screening session on Tuesday, 16 April, exclusively for parents/carers of autistic and neurodivergent children and young people who go to one of Manchester's Autism in Schools (AiS) schools**. We would like

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