What is Rett Syndrome? Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder affecting mainly females and very few males. It is present from conception and usually remains undetected until major regression occurs at around one year of age, when children may lose acquired skills and become withdrawn. Genetic but largely not...
Getting financial help to support your child If you are over 18 years of age and are a parent carer of a child who has special needs and/or disability you may be able to get help from your local council following what is known as a “parent carer needs assessment”....
An introduction to Oppositional Defiance Disorder Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) is a disorder whereby children have disruptive and oppositional behaviour that is particularly directed towards authority figures, such as parents or teachers. ODD is reported to affect between 2 and 16% of children and adolescents in the general population. It...
Autistica, the UK’s leading autism research charity are looking to recruit autistic children and children with an extra X or Y chromosome to take part in a new research project which is being carried out by the University of Oxford. What is the research? The research is investigating how children...
The Motability Scheme If your child is over 3 years of age and entitled to either the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or the enhanced mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), you could get help with a leased car via the Motability Scheme. How’s it...
What can I do if I think my child has special needs? If you think that your child has special needs then you should act as soon as possible by contacting the “SENCO” (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) in your child’s school or nursery. If you child is not yet attending...
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