Written By: Website Editor on 2 September 2014

Why is it that if you say your child’s got autism or dyslexia, everyone seems to know what you mean, but mention Specific Language Impairment, or Disorder or SLCN, and all you get is blank looks? Would it help if we could all agree what to call it? And is the term SLI still appropriate more »

Written By: Website Editor on 19 August 2014
video-news

Watch our new film, ‘Talking About Our Lives’.  Alyson and Callum, young adults with SLCN, talk about their lives with insight and humour. This will be of interest to parents, carers, professionals and other young people. Watch now >>

Written By: Website Editor on 19 August 2014
dept-ed

The Government has been working with a number of charitable organisations: Contact a Family, The National Network of Parent Carer Forums, The National Parent Partnership Network and Special Needs Jungle. Together they have produced the Special Educational Needs and Disability: A guide for parents and carers which provides an overview of the new SEN system. more »

Written By: Website Editor on 19 August 2014
send-reforms

In September there will be changes to the way children and young people in England are helped at school or college. You can download these guides below by the Council for Disabled Children and Mencap:  

Written By: Website Editor on 18 August 2014

The Afasic Helpline is now recruiting more volunteers to work in the London office or from home. If you would like to support parents/carers and/or young people with SLCN and can spare a few hours a week, please get in touch. For more information, please download the flyer below. You can apply through the volunteering more »

Written By: Website Editor on 12 August 2014
volunteer-induction

The Afasic Volunteer Development Team will be running a series of  Induction Sessions between September and November 2014. Each session will be 2 hours long and will include: an interactive Afasic who’s who a presentation on Afasic a workshop for you to highlight what support you need to undertake your role, and an invaluable opportunity more »