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IEP Documents to ask for in advance

Mon 20 Feb 2017 4:13pm

Hi Everybody.

Anybody have any idea's on what stuff we should have been provided before we do our daughters annual review of her statement. Our daughter has been statemented for 22 hours a week 1-1 since she first started school and and this has always been broken down into each day and what provision during the day C was going to be catered for. This included last years statement and again it was broken down for each day. We have now suddenly been told that its not down to hours its...




Tue 14 Feb 2017 9:45pm

Hi..I haven't logged on in years (literally) so i wanted to say hi to all my old friends and no to all the new ones I haven't met.

I have two boys. Eldest has a diagnosis of asd and we are currently having a screening for dyspraxia.
I've been out of touch for quite a while as have had 3 years of fighting to get my son into the right educational setting. He has been in now for a year and it's going well. X




Sun 12 Feb 2017 5:48pm

I have a diagnosis of autism, but have not been assessed for dyscalculia, although I know I have it because I've always struggled with numbers and have no maths qualifications as a result (it's beyond just having a weakness in this area - I have a severe deficit that was picked up on in primary school, and was assessed, but no official diagnosis was given - dyscalculia was not  formally named until very recently). I was wanting to have a proper assessment done so that I could have a formal...


Autism is less common in girls than in boys because their brains are more "resilient", research suggests

Fri 28 Feb 2014 11:18am

This research study is being shared a lot on social media right now so I thought I'd post it here:

What do you make of this?

Mike - Former Community Manager

Residential Special Schools

Fri 10 Feb 2017 9:48am

Hello everybody!

Just passing on an email from our colleagues at NASS. They're running a survey for parents and families of children in residential special schools. 

Info below:

"On January 23rd the Department for Education announced that it had asked Dame Christine Lenehan to lead a review of residential provision for children and young people with SEND. 
As a parent of a child in...
Charlotte, Community Manager
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