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Accessible Activities Cornwall Winter 2020

Click below to view activities in your area. Please contact the activity provider / book your place prior to attending, unless otherwise stated. 

Carer's Needs Assessment

A carer is someone who gives regular care and support to someone else and isn’t paid for it.  If you’re an unpaid carer, you can have a carer’s assessment, which looks at the support you need to look after someone else. You can have a…

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…

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…

News

Stay up-to-date with the latest SEND developments, have your say in surveys, check out up-coming ways to provide feedback and see how parents, carers and young people with SEND have been participating in the co-production of Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer. If you would like to…

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…
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