New DLD resources and video to support parents

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) affects just over 7% of the population, that’s an average of 2 children in every class of 30. It is more common than Autism yet few people have heard of it! In collaboration with Afasic, the Moor House Research and Training Institute has created two checklists and a video to help parents support their child’s communication. The…

Government seeks feedback on the Personal Independence Payment process

DWP review of PIP

Contact a Family have announced that the government has agreed to an independent review looking into Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and they want to hear from you. This is your chance to tell the government about what you think about PIP, including: The claim process; assessment; getting a decision and reconsideration and the appeal processes….

Parent briefings at Afasic summer transition courses

Afasic summer transition courses

A new plan to give parents more direct support, resulted in the Afasic Helpline Team or the Summer Schools Coordinator, attending most London courses and sending Afasic information to others. This gave more face to face introductions to Afasic services and enabled staff to provide tips to supporting children to start secondary. Our Helpline Team…

East Sussex proposes to end outreach for SLCN and ASD

Proposals currently under consultation would instead create a new centralised ASD and SLCN support service for children in mainstream schools delivered through CLASS (Communication, Learning and Autism Support Service). Parents and professionals working in East Sussex are encouraged to respond to the consultation – and please let us know your views. The closing date is…