Useful Resource & Information
Here are some news of initiatives which may be of interest to you and/or your child/young person with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND). This information has been provided by Buckinghamshire SEND IAS Service (formerly Parent Partnership).
We will start to post under this area of the website, SENDIAS regular updates. Each SENDIAS update will be dated, as per their email to us.
- Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy Training Talks for 2019 Poster - click here.
- Bucks SEND IAS Service annual report - The report includes the responses to our latest survey of our service users. Thank you to all who contributed. The report can be viewed here and used to inform our future planning.
- Meet the BCC SEN team - You are invited to attend a session to meet the Buckinghamshire County Council SEN team, share any concerns you have about staff/ communication/applications/assessments. It will be an informal session where you can be open and honest – the session will also look at working together with you to resolve concerns. FACT Bucks and Bucks SEND IAS Service will be attending.
- The national SEND Tribunal trial re health and social care recommendations: https://specialneedsjungle.com/national-send-tribunal-trial-families/
New resources providing information about annual review of Education, Health and Care plans: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/independent-support/resources/annual-review-process-guidance-and-training
New parent friendly animation on: “The Education, Health and Care Plan Annual Review” http://bit.ly/2Edpraq.
Videos on supported living for people with Downs’ Syndrome: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRqZ8zHmrce8KgD_RsfjYaXeSy_kuMw58
School exclusions helpline from the National Autistic Society: http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/school-exclusions.aspx
Free webinar training for parents and professionals from British Dyslexia Society and the Department for Education relating to neurodiversity among looked after children:
Connecting students with disabilities with employers: https://myplusstudentsclub.com/
School holidays: Bucks SEND IAS Service has very limited cover during the school holidays. Other sources of impartial information, advice and support are listed here: http://old.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4211072/send-advice-orgs-info-sheet-May-2016.pdf
Bucks SENDIAS has no control over the content of any external links and does not endorse any particular organisations quoted in this update.
Buckinghamshire SEND IAS Service (formerly Parent Partnership), The Teaching and Learning Centre, Ellen Road
Aylesbury HP21 8EF, Tel: 01296 383754, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Books on ADHD that you can borrow from a postal lending library for free. buff.ly/2yj1sUD
Disabled Students Helpline
Disability Rights UK provide advice to disabled students who are studying in England. The phoneline - 0800 328 5050 - is open from 11am-1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and they can be emailed on email@example.com . Advisors can advise and support disabled people who are studying, or wish to study, at any level on full-time or part-time education or training courses in England and they are over 16. They can also advise parents and/or carers of disabled students or professionals working with disabled students.
Leading My Life, My Way
New research by Scope looks at young disabled people's experiences of using support services to live independent lives. The Leading My Life, My Way report has found that young disabled people are experiencing poor quality care and support planning, a lack of information and advice tailored to their specific needs and expectations.