National autistic society calls on government to halt its proposed changes to PIP. https://twitter.com/autism/status/836545486551138305
The next screening will be the LEGO Batman movie on Sunday 5th march. Cineworld autism friendly screening.
Why are so many SEN pupils excluded from school? https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/oct/27/why-are-so-many-sen-pupils-excluded-from-school-because-we-are-failing-them
You can get a Pink card from Bristol City Council by adding your child to the Disabled Child Register. You can use it as proof of disability and to get a carer’s discount at many local attractions. You do not need a diagnosis to get a Pink Card, and it generally arrives within a week. Click... Continue Reading →
How manageable is the journey? Is my child eligible for transport? Will my child cope with the size of the building? Is the environment over-stimulating? (Lights, displays) How many children in a class? Is there a quiet space/room where my child can relax/calm down? Is the site secure? If my child runs are they safe? ... Continue Reading →
With my own child the decision as to whether he went to a mainstream or special needs school was eventually taken out of my hands. After some disastrous experiences in two schools, one a mainstream, the other a mainstream school with an ASD unit, it was absolutely clear that he couldn't cope in a mainstream... Continue Reading →
Every week on Having your say I'll be featuring a post written by a reader, if you'd like to have your say email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week Sophie writes about taking on the DLA and winning.
Disabled children in England finding it increasingly hard to access council care, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/22/disabled-children-in-england-finding-it-increasingly-hard-to-access-council-care?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other