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Written By: Website Editor on 17 April 2014

More about SEN reforms Read other Afasic articles about the Children and Families Bill and SEN law. Giving us the first clues about the likely format of the new EHC Plans, the Departments for Education and Health have just published two example Plans, along with guidance for local authorities, health partners and colleges on implementing more »

Written By: Website Editor on 15 April 2014
Students and DSA

Students starting higher education courses on or after 1 September 2015 will have to demonstrate a higher level of need to qualify for DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowances), David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, has announced. In a written statement to Parliament, dated 7 April, he said that: Students with specific learning difficulties will more »

Written By: Website Editor on 15 April 2014
Edward Timpson MP

Edward Timpson (pictured right) has insisted in a newly published letter addressed to parents that the reforms will create a better system that will put families first. In a move that hardly seems likely to reassure parents, he released at the same time three further letters addressed to local authorities and health services, colleges and more »

Written By: Website Editor on 14 April 2014
London Marathon 2014

Many congratulations to our seven brave runners who took part in the London Marathon yesterday. Our thanks and admiration go to Charlie Carroll, Lisa Colmillo, Niamh Doyle, Laura Martin, Alexandra Quinn, Sonia Sansom, and Anna Wiggett who all successfully completed this gruelling event on a hot day and crossed the finish line to get their more »

Written By: Website Editor on 1 April 2014

Andrew Morris, Jay Corey and Tom Clark are kayaking 160 miles down the river Thames in May to raise money for Afasic and Autism Bedfordshire. The inspiration and motivation for their challenge is Andrew’s 3 year old daughter Betsy, who is autistic and has severe language and communication problems. We wish them all the best more »

Written By: Website Editor on 31 March 2014
Afasic events fundraiser

Afasic is looking for a proactive and creative individual to lead, develop and deliver a successful programme of fundraising events; building on the existing base. The position is full time (35 hours per week), based in our London office, on an initial 12-month contract. The closing date is 29 April and more details, along with an more »