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Reaching out

Financial help

School issues

Ofsted - look up a school inspection report:

http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/ 

Ofsted complaints - if you have exhausted the school complaints procedures, you can then complain to Ofsted:

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/schools/for-parents-and-carers/how-complain 

IPSEA - free special educational needs legal advice:

https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

SEN Code of Practice - a guide to what schools, colleges and local authorities have to do and what is best practice:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

Exclusions - find out your rights with the Ruled Out Campaign from Ambitious About Autism (the rules apply to any disability):

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/take-action/campaigns/parents-guide

Exam Support - National Autistic Society (NAS):

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/in-education/exam-guidance.aspx

School refusal strategies - NAS:

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/in-education/exclusion/school-refusal-strategies.aspx

 

Toileting

Visual resources to help your child by Autism West Midlands:

http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/upload/pdf_files/1403678556_3VisualResources-Schedules.pdf 

ERIC - bladder and bowel charity, including tips on toilet training children with additional needs:

https://www.eric.org.uk/ 

https://www.eric.org.uk/guides-to-childrens-bowel-and-bladder-problems

 

Government & council support

The Local Offer - find your council's directory of services for disabled children and adults:

http://www.thelocaloffer.co.uk/the-local-offer-by-local-authority

Council short breaks:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/short-breaks-for-carers-of-disabled-children

Government website: help if you have a disabled child (childcare, education, motability, home adaptations):

https://www.gov.uk/help-for-disabled-child/overview

Groups and leisure

Meet other families - Contact A Family:

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/connect-with-families/ 

Mencap Family Hub:

https://www.mencap.org.uk/familyhub

Autism Connect - find out about services and events in your area, get to know other families, find out more about autism:

https://autism-connect.org.uk/

Disability sports clubs near you:

http://parasport.org.uk/find-a-club/

Your local authority should also have details of clubs and activities for disabled children and adults in your area. 

Sleep issues

Cerebra - the sleep service may be able to offer you face to face advice at home, or telephone and email support:

https://w3.cerebra.org.uk/help-and-information/sleep-service/

Sleep disorders - information and advice from the National Autistic Society:

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/health/child-sleep.aspx

 

General

Kooth - online counselling for teenagers:

https://kooth.com/

Council for Disabled Children:

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/

Getting copies of your child's files - Freedom of Information Act:

https://www.gov.uk/data-protection/the-data-protection-act

Newlife - specialist equipment for disabled children and emergency equipment for terminally ill children:

http://www.newlifecharity.co.uk/

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