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)


A social story is a learning tool that helps parents, professionals and children or young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to exchange information with each other in a way that’s meaningful and understandable to the person.

Social stories were developed in 1990 by Carol Gray, a respected consultant who works with autistic people.

You can learn more about social stories and other communication tools at National Autistic Society’s website.

Below are some articles we wrote that relate to social stories. They may also contain or link to some downloadable social stories from local destinations such as museums.

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

Explore Manchester – 2nd Edition

We recently published the second edition of the Explore Manchester newsletter containing information about virtual exhibitions, local destinations suggested by fellow parents, and the reopening of museums, galleries & libraries in Manchester, among other things. As with the first edition, we would like to thank

A note from the People’s History Museum (PHM): what we have learnt from our families

Following PHM's SEND-friendly Family Day last January - an initiative co-produced with Manchester Parent Champions and attended by a number of SEND families, including some MPCF members - we invited Liz Thorpe, People's History Museum's Learning Officer, to write about the day. Here is her