Written By: Website Editor on 18 September 2014

Greg Clarke, the Minister responsible for universities, has just released a statement announcing that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will be delaying the reforms of the Disabled Students Allowance scheduled for 2015. There will now be no significant changes until the academic year 2016 – 2017. This decision was taken in response to more »

Written By: Website Editor on 18 September 2014

Edward Timpson, the Minister responsible for SEND issues, has just released another letter for parents explaining the changes to the SEN system.   You can download the letter below.  Interestingly, he claims to be impressed with the ‘commitment and enthusiasm local councils and partners are showing for the changes’. Do you find this reassuring? Please more »

Written By: Website Editor on 16 September 2014

Many congratulations to Joss and Alex for successfully completing their 300 mile trip, 3 times around the Isle of Man. They started with a day of cycling, which was surprisingly exhausting in unexpected heat. Next came 3 days of sea kayaking, which was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip as the coast was stunning, the more »

Written By: Website Editor on 15 September 2014

On Saturday 13 September Afasic held its second jazz night at the Pheasantry in Chelsea, this time with the wonderful Salena Jones and her Sextet performing for us. Salena and the band put on a great show to a packed room and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We are grateful to everyone who bought more »

Written By: Website Editor on 9 September 2014

The Department for Education has just published this statistical analysis of the SEN Data for 2014. It includes these findings: The number of children classed as having SEN has continued to decline since 2010, but the number of statements has remained reasonably steady The most common type of need for children with statements is Autistic more »

Written By: Website Editor on 4 September 2014

Now available for young people: Five short guides to the new SEN system. You can also see five related video clips where young people with SEND talk about the changes and why they like them. The Council for Disabled Children and Department for Education worked together to produce these guides and videos. Watch the videos more »