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Helping children with autism to access faith groups

Thu 31 Mar 2011 3:14pm

Very good new resource available from the Church of England for anyone who wants to go to a church event (wedding, funeral, baptism, Sunday School, whatever else) with their children and is worried about them coping. Handy hints for the people running it!


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gary numan -asperger's

Sun 07 Oct 2012 11:25am

interview in OK magazine - october 9th -


interviewer says ..."we were met at the door by loveable giant english mastiff wilbur and were nearly knocked over onto the 80s electro icon's collection of swords in the process!

"gary told us how wilbur - who acts as gary's only son in a house of four girls - is so big he's having to be classed as a small horse for his flight to the...

Clare Bull

School Transport Campaign

Wed 10 Jul 2013 8:21am


Collegues from our at IPSEA (Independant Parental Special Education Advice) have forced the Department for Education to withdraw illegal transport guidance that they issued in March 2013.

The guidance they issued did not make clear that Local Authorites were under a duty to provide transport for children with SEN or a disability so that they could attend their nearest local school. In addition the department failed to consult properly.

The old guidance has been...

Clare Bull, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Ambitious about Autism

Gender Identity


Gender Identity

Mon 18 Nov 2013 5:18pm


I hardly know where to start on this  topic. It is so huge and daunting I don't even know how much I can write about because there is just too much, and so many confusing things. I identify as a girl, but would have my breast tissue removed tomorrow if I could. I HATE them - always have. They're not particularly big I just don't like having them. I wear baggy t shirts to try to hide them, but they are usually men's ones as I dislike the fit of women's ones. So they're not...

Robbie de Santos

Political parties' manifestos - out now!

Wed 14 Apr 2010 3:50pm

Hello everyone,

I suppose you will have noticed that the General Election campaigns have started now! This week the three main political parties have released their manifestos. Each party has made specific reference to their plans for education provision of children with special educational needs.


The Labour Party’s manifesto states: “We have high expectations for children with SEN and schools will be held to account for how well they meet the needs of...

Robbie   Policy and Parliamentary Officer TreeHouse
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