Parents of children

  • 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: Two year old progress check Assessment of need Early education. See also KIDS’ Support to find out about Lincolnshire Children’s Centres’ support group for pre-school children with additional needs.           Parents are asked to stay with their…
  • Speech and language
    Non-verbal Even if a child does not develop speech all is not lost.        Click icon to read article.        Its themes are developed in Diversity–press.        There are also one or two similar articles in What–is–it–like?. Lincolnshire Family services directory has a few entries with a search for…
  • 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 parents 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.     …
  • Associated conditions
    Mental health The National Autistic Society has a page about mental health and autism.      Click page icon to view.        Also, Autistica has produced a help sheet about autism and mental health.         Click PDF icon to view. Patients may be referred to a…
  • Take a break
    Helpsheet Options Group has produced a helpsheet about planning an autism-friendly holiday. Wildside Venture The Wildside Venture offers outdoor short breaks to adults with learning disabilities and autism.             The nearest to us is two nights of camping in The Great Yorkshire Forest.            Click thumbnail for details.          …