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SEND News, Information & Workshops/Courses

Keeping families up to date with changes is important, along with interesting and informative news items… SEND News, Information & Workshops/Courses Disability News Service Easy Read Online Easy News - Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities…

SEND Pre-Diagnosis - Are you Concerned about your child?

As a parent you know your child best and will be aware of how he or she is growing and developing. Sometimes as a parent, you may become concerned about your child’s development and, when this is the case, it is helpful to know who…

SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond

Transition from pre-school through to adulthood Updated May 2022  

SEND Short Breaks

Short Breaks (all ability activities & overnight breaks) The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011, requires Local Authorities to provide a range of short breaks for families with disabled children (age 0-19yrs). In Reading this is delivered through Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). Short breaks…

Sensory Impairment

Sensory impairment is when one of your senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and spatial awareness, is no longer normal. Examples - If you wear glasses you have a sight impairment , if you find it hard to hear or have a hearing aid then…

Sensory needs services

If the person you care for is deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired or deaf blind contact the Sensory Needs Team. For further information and to find out more about the Sensory Needs Service, click on this sentence.   Page last reviewed:…

South Reading Cluster Children Centres

  Parents can attend any session anywhere in Reading. Click to view the Children Centre booklet South Cluster Children's Centres ~ current activities     Last reviewed November 2021

Special Needs Activities

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - find out more by visiting Brighter Futures for Children  There are different types of activities available, clubs that are specifically designed around the needs of children/young people with special needs that also offer a Short Breaks and clubs where the parent/carer stays.…

Special United - Youth Area (Young People's Forum)

Special United is a youth forum for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their siblings, age 8-25 years, living within the Reading Borough. The youth forum is run by Reading Families Forum, a local charity supporting families who have…

Speech and Language

Speech & Language Drop In Clinics Reading ~ Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, and because we want to keep both our patients and staff as safe as possible, we have made the decision to suspend our face to face speech and language therapy drop in…