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)


Salford Autism Exercise Project

This was recently shared to us by a fellow Manchester parent-carer who works with the Salford Autism Exercise Project: We have our last set of swimming sessions starting in January and are currently looking for participants. Your child should be between 7-11 years with a

Home-to-School Transport Issues

Over the past few months, we've heard from a number of parents and carers about issues they've encountered with regards to school transport. We raised your concerns, as well as a request to make public the home-to-school transport policy, to strategic contacts within Manchester

Opportunities to Influence Children’s Services

We've been informed that Manchester will be dedicating 2022 as the "Year of the Child" - a year to celebrate and further support children and young people in Manchester. As part of this city-wide campaign, they will create a programme of activities, opportunities and experiences

Barnardo’s Recruitment Open Day : Learning Disability and/or Autism Early Intervention and Prevention Service

On Saturday, 25 September 2021, 10am to 2pm, Barnardo's will be holding a Recruitment Open Day at Benchill Children’s Centre in Wythenshawe (M22 4PZ). We are looking for people who have: A passion to support children, young people and families A belief that with the

Research on Autistic Experiences of Covid Lockdown in 2020

A fellow Manchester parent-carer recently shared with us this invitation to get involved with a research study in her university: Hello, My name is Eve Bent and I am a PhD researcher at the University of Salford. I am currently running a study examining the

Vaccination of 12-15 Year Olds (Specific SEND Cohort)

We have been informed by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning that Manchester is now vaccinating the 12 -15 year old specific cohort below as per the JVCI guidance: Those with severe neuro-disability and/or neuromuscular conditions that compromise respiratory function are eligible for a vaccine. This

RASopathies Studies – International and Local

The US' National Cancer Institute (NCI) is doing research into RASopathies, to learn more about the development of tumors in patients with a RASopathy. RASopathies are a group of conditions caused by changes in genes that send signals across the Ras/mitogen-activated protein kinase (Ras/MAPK) pathway.

You’ve got this! Ideas for the Summer Holidays

Just like that, it's the summer holidays again! 🌞⛱ Many of us may have been looking forward to this - a time when we don't have to go through the morning rush, the afternoon school run, the evening homework. Best of all, it's a time

Video Recording and Slides from “Working with Your Child During the Summer Holidays”

On 15 July 2021, educational psychologists, Abigail and Audrey, from One Education delivered their "Working with Your Child During the Summer Holidays" workshop for parents & carers of children & young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester. They discussed topics such

Sense’s Siblings and Young Carers Project

Sense, a charity that supports people with complex disabilities, including those who are deafblind, have asked us to share the following information about their Siblings and Young Carers project: [The project] aims to deliver free, fun, engaging activities aimed at young people aged 5-18 who

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