Special iApps: helping children to learn and develop Special iApps was founded in 2011 by Beverley and Colin Dean, parents of a child who has Down Syndrome. When Beverley and Colin discovered that they couldn’t find any suitable apps to teach their son they decided to develop their own! The...
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”....
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...
Looking for work? Ask for what you need! Finding suitable work can be a challenge for most people, but for disabled people there are often additional aspects to be considered, both in terms of accessing the recruitment process on an equal basis, and also in terms of the nature of...
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