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Assistance when out and about: sensory bags, visual aids etc

ASDA Shopping aids, Makaton shopping listHappy Little Helpers shopping lists are now available in more than 300 of our larger stores to make trips to the supermarket less stressful for autistic children. They were created by our brilliant Middlesbrough colleague Jenny, whose five-year-old son Charlie has…

Child in need

This page explains the duty of Children’s Services under section 17 Children Act 1989 to provide services to children in need in their area. It explains the definition of a child in need, the assessment process and child in need plans and the types of…

FAQs

On this page, you will find common questions from parents/ young people about SEND and Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer. If you have a question that isn’t answered on our information pages or here, please use our feedback form to let us know what information is…

Free resources for fun and learning - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

If you child receives support from any of the SEN Services (Physical and Medical Needs Advisory Service, Cognition and learning Service, Hearing Support Team, Vision Support Team, AAC Team) and you would like some advice, then you can contact them using the emails below:Augmentative and…

Health and Social Care

On this page you will find guidance on Health and Social Care in Cornwall - including out of county and NHS services, short breaks and support for children and young people with disabilities. Health services in Cornwall are commissioned on behalf of all local people…

Help in the Early Years if you are concerned about your child

By Contact: For families with disabled children Finding out that your child has additional needs can bring about a whole array of emotions. We know that regardless of the type of disability, health condition or additional need their child has, parents want information, support and…

How to use the Wellbeing & Autism Wheel

Please see the attached PDF document for a visual guide. Alternatively, follow the instructions below: Page 1: Enter your postcode and choose an option from the drop-down menu. Press Continue Page 2: Either sign in and create an account (if you wish to save your…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)

Introduction The term Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may often be used to describe certain behaviours, such as a preference for a tidy living space or a preference for cleanliness. Often people may describe themselves as being ‘a little OCD’. This figure of speech has become…

Pica - what is it and how to help | Options

It is not unusual for somebody on the autism spectrum to have additional diagnoses related to other conditions. One such example of this is Pica. A review by Matson and his colleagues (2013) reports the prevalence of Pica to be between 4 and 26%, however…

Questions to ask activity providers and settings

For many parents the summer can be a time when they book their children into summer camps, activity days and child-care settings. It's important to make sure the provider has all the relevant insurance and qualifications that will keep your child safer and protected should…
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