Parents of children

  • Take a break
    Subsidised short breaks Lincolnshire County Council offers subsidised short breaks.         This is for families living in Lincolnshire who have a child with a disability between 0 – 18 years of age.        Children can enjoy a holiday with or without their parents,       …
  • Speech and language
    Makaton Makaton uses signs (gestures) and symbols (pictures) to help people communicate.         Click icon for Signing Hands, the UK Makaton website and have a look under About. There are also many Makaton videos on Youtube.        Click play button for a list.        Here are a couple of examples:  Ten in…
  • For professionals
    Working together team The Working Together Team offers support to schools and academies for students with a wide range of social communication and / or learning needs.        See also:  detail          SEN Support – Scroll down to Social communication outreach. Flash Cards Sparklebox offer free…
  • Web safety
    See  Technical Guide  for information about the safety of this site. Safe social networking UK Safer Internet Centre have produced a handy guide for children, young people, parents and teachers, to on-line safety when using the social networking sites.        Click icon to view.        Also,…
  • Related Calendar – The Groove …
    Signposting Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) will be putting on a general signposting event on Wed 30 Sep in Market Rasen,        Click icon nearer the time for details.        See map The Groove An exciting, fun-filled night for adults with disabilities aged 16+, their families and…
  • Sensory Sensitivity – Opticians
    Quiet opticians Lunettes in George Shopping Centre, Grantham, NG31 6LH, offers SEND friendly eye care.       Click icon for more information.       (new) Specsavers in Lincoln High Street, LN5 7DW, held its first quiet clinic on Sunday 6th August 2017, 10am until 4pm with the next one being on…
  • Early support
    Services Lincolnshire Family Services Directory offers an official guide for a child’s early years.         It covers many things, including: Health visitor service.       Located at Health Centres & Children’s Centres etc. or can be contacted at single point access for children’s health: 01522 843000.    …
  • GAIN Calendar
    Events are often publicised on Facebook first.        Click Facebook icon to view list of GAIN events.         See Home page for event posts – click red icon to view.        See also Events page for background information about events. For reference, see:  School terms…
  • Opinion
    Children’s services Lincolnshire Children’s Services, including those for disabled children, have been rated outstanding but several people have posted their disagreement on Facebook.       Parents may see a connection with the following articles: Charities say that children’s services in England are in financial crisis.        See article…
  • Have you seen – Sesame Street?
    Muppet Sesame Street’s muppet with autism is believed to be making a difference.        Click icon for article. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Triumph of the nerds This is the story of how Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and their mates changed the world of computers during the 1970’s and 80’s.     …