Restricting autism assessment? Not on our watch, say Bristol parents, as they launch legal action

with Fiona Castle, Assess for Autism, Bristol The below quote from a new NHS autism Framework document illustrates everything about the “NHS Utopia” described in today’s article. “For an undiagnosed …

SNJ WEBINAR: SEND Minister Claire Coutinho discusses the SEND Improvement Plan. Register now!

We have another fabulous webinar lined up for you — with Education Minister, Claire Coutinho, who has responsibility for SEND. Claire Coutinho, MP for East Surrey, joined the Department for …

Better co-production is crucial for improving SEND provision. But are the Government’s plans a case of magical thinking?

‘Critically, we agree with what we heard during the consultation: that the national system should be co-produced with families, children and young people, so we can build their confidence that …

Will the SEND and AP Improvement Plan improve the lives of 16-25 year olds with SEND?

So, at last we have a SEND and AP Improvement Plan. The big question now is: was it worth the wait? If you’re a 16 to 25-year-old with special educational …

WEBINAR RECORDING: Will the SEND Improvement Plan fix provision for disabled children and young people?

On March 15 2023, Special Needs Jungle held a webinar exploring the Department for Education’s long-awaited SEND Improvement Plan, something it describes as a “Transformation in SEND” Is it though? …

How does the the SEND Improvement Plan intend to create more accountability?

On 2nd March, the Department for Education finally published its plan to improve the SEND and alternative provision system. Over the next few weeks, SNJ will be looking at different …

SENDInTheSpecialists: The campaign to boost investment in the SEND specialist workforce grows, and how you can get involved

with Peter Just, Royal College of Speech and Labguage Therapists Last November we joined with a coalition of more than a hundred other SEND-related organisations to back a #SENDintheSpecialists campaign …

Survey reveals “systemic bias” of professionals and parental blame linked to family profiling of autistic children with Pathological Demand Avoidance

with Alice Running and Danielle Jata-Hall Research of more than a thousand families of autistic children who also have Pathological Demand Avoidance profiles (PDA), has revealed what the authors say …

Serially flawed, frequently unlawful: DfE-ordered SEND “Rapid Improvements” still barely visible in England’s biggest council

“Every child and young person with special educational needs or disabilities should have access to high-quality services. Where a council does not meet their requirements to provide appropriate support for …

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