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Change Programme Video

Manchester City Council and SENDCode recently published a video explaining the Change Programme. The short animated video aims to help young people understand what the programme is all about and how Manchester is involved with the Change Programme Partnership. You can watch the video

Easy Read Leaflet for the Local Elections

Manchester City Council recently shared with us an Easy Read document that they developed to help autistic people with the upcoming local elections and the UK general election later this year. You can view the document by scrolling through the photos below or by

By |2024-05-02T15:23:40+01:00May 1st, 2024|Categories: Get Involved, Information Sharing|Tags: , , |

Introducing Dare 2 B Different

After my son was diagnosed, I felt lost and unable to speak to anyone that understood me as a mother from the South Asian Muslim Community. I realised it was due to the lack of understanding of having a child with additional needs in

No Labels Here: A Day-to-Day Guide for Parenting Children with Neurodiverse Needs

The book's author, Eve Bent Fellow parent-carer, Eve Marie Bent, recently sent us this article that she wrote, introducing her book, "No Labels Here: A Day-to-Day Guide for Parenting Children with Neurodiverse Needs". She will be hosting a book launch event at

By |2024-05-04T17:13:47+01:00April 22nd, 2024|Categories: Parent Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Manchester has joined the NW Change Programme Partnership!

In the latest SEND Local Offer newsletter, Manchester City Council announced that Manchester has been chosen by the Department for Education to lead the North West Change Programme Partnership. The government realised that the system for helping children and young people with special educational needs

SEND Community Offer – Monthly Relaxed Cinema Sessions

Bookings for the May 2024 cinema session will open at 3pm on Monday, 29 April. Please book your family’s places through our Eventbrite page. In the meantime, you can vote for the movie that we will show by answering our SurveyMonkey poll. The survey

By |2024-04-27T07:57:41+01:00April 8th, 2024|Categories: Events, Projects|Tags: , , , , |

Respite Offer from Newman Holiday Trust

Great news from Newman Holiday Trust, a voluntary run charity that provides respite for children and young people with additional needs! They have opened applications for this year's summer holiday at Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe, which will be held for a week from

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

SEND Local Offer Social Media for Young People

We recently shared the fantastic news that a Young People's Local Offer website is currently being built by an autistic young person from SENDCode. To supplement this new site, they have also set up new Local Offer social media accounts targeting young people with SEND

By |2024-03-14T17:48:43+00:00March 14th, 2024|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |