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Tablets for Socially Excluded (via Manchester City Council)

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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

By |May 25th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Paperbag Sensory and Activity Pack (Pilot Programme)

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

“Creative Take Aways” for Neurodivergent Young People

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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,

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

By |May 9th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Information, Advice and Support Service Timetable During Lockdown

By |May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) has changed their timetable in light of Covid-19 developments and calls to their service. Please see below a message from the IAS team: Dear parents/carers/young people/professionals, While everyone is still

Manchester City Council’s Letter to Parents of Children with EHCP

By |May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Below is a letter from Isobel Booler, Manchester City Council's Head of School Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, that is being sent to all parents/carers of children and young people with an EHCP (Education, Health and

Changes to the law on Education, Health and Care Plans due to coronavirus

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Department for Education (DfE) yesterday published guidance on 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 their news article about this new guidance, Contact

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