A £50m investment was approved by Lincolnshire County Council for SEND provision some time ago. Click icon for summary. The council is working with Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum to develop a new strategy for special education. new
County news reported construction getting underway in Dec 2020.
Children with special educational needs and disabilities are increasingly being failed by the system designed to support them, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The Ombudsman is now upholding nearly 87% of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan cases. Click icon for full article.
Following a report showing an insufficient number of educational psychologists, £30 million extra for training has been announced. Click icon to read about it.
The mother of an autistic son, aged seven, wrote about her fight to get him assessed and placed in a school that could meet his needs. Click icon to read the article of 26/Oct/2018.
Click icon for a video about a computer coding project that is believed to stimulate children on the spectrum to take an interest in and develop social & communication skills.
Lincolnshire County Council is developing a new strategy for special education. They give it the title: Building Communities of Specialist Provision for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum has dedicated a section of their website specifically to these developments. Click icon to find out about it.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism has produced a report. The Click icon to see the Special Needs Jungle’s (SNJ) take. The SNJ is a parent led group. See SEN Information for more about them.
Autistic teenager creates artificial intelligence but ‘can’t get school place’. It took Kari Lawler only a week to build her own virtual assistant, which operates on the same lines as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. It’s incredible when you consider what the large technology companies have spent on producing something not very different to what Kari has managed to achieve in such a short space of time. Her parents have not yet been able to get a school place for her since she was diagnosed and finished at primary school.
- How are the SEN & Disability reforms of 2014 going? The picture does not seem to be all bad but there is room for improvement.
- Updates continue to be added.
- If you are experiencing difficulties you are not alone and it might be worth looking for helpful details. For example, one survey revealed that only just over half of pupils with SEND (54%) believed that teachers and other school staff were preparing them well for adult life once they leave school/college or training … Could this perhaps reflect a generalised insecurity felt by pupils as they look ahead to the future?