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Hey we applied for main stream school and found out today that he has been accepted , we are waiting for our echp to come through cause they think hopefully he needs to go to our local special ...

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Creating an app to support parents of special needs children

Hi everyone! My team and I at the University of Bath are currently in the process of designing an app with the purpose of supporting parents of special needs children. We have created a survey ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Events, research and opportunities - 26 Feb 2021

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My son needs to join a special needs school. How much time is required for the entire process?

My son needs to join a special needs school, we will be arriving in the U.K. during the last week of May, need advise on procedure and documents necessary/time required for the entire process. TIA

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Education and learning - 12 Apr 2021

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Are you a parent with a child with special educational needs?

I am conducting a research project for my final year dissertation in Psychology, it aims to inform for advocacy for parents who are pursuing SEN support for their child. Caring for a child with ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Events, research and opportunities - 21 Mar 2021

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Extra help when condition is worse

What can I do to get my friend extra help now, whilst her condition is worse than usual? What she wants is more hours so she can pay 2 regular carers. Also that if one is sick she so least has some ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Finances and extra costs - 24 Jan 2021

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Dyslexic Teenager at School

My son has dyslexia, and he was struggling at school. The latest assessment shows that he has got problems with memory and verbal communication. But, he is good at Mathematics. He was attending ...

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Extra PIP points for support

There was a news story about a change in the law about needing support for social interactions. I've definitely always needed that for all the time I've been on pip so I think I would qualify. I rang ...

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Hi, my name is linkits! Son doesn't have an EHCP, wondering if his school can meet his needs

I’m a 53 yr old mum I have ADHD. My 13 yr old is diagnosed with ADHD and has suspected ASD plus OCD and sensory issues etc. He doesn’t have an EHCP and is in mainstream school. Just wondering if his ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Education and learning - 24 Mar 2021

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disability or special need - correct terminology for children's book

I'm researching a children's book about disabilities, aimed at 6+ year olds. For this age group, is it better to talk about Special Needs (as they seem to in the school context) or Disabilities? The ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Disabled people - 11 Feb 2021

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The silent pandemic: are our children suffering?

Content warning: mention of self-harm and specific mental health conditions, including eating disorders, in children. This week is Children's Mental Health Week. With schools closed, in-person social ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Mental health issues - 5 Feb 2021

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