Articles on Family Information Services (176)

  1. 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…
  2. SEND Local Offer Newsletter Spring 2024 - Issue 34

    Welcome to the 34th issue of the SEND Local Offer newsletter. We have packed this edition with lots of information based on parent carers and young people feedback. There are some fantastic short breaks, activities and support services included in issue 34 of the newsletter.…
  3. Transport

    There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. School Transport - Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Apply for a Student Bus Pass The…
  4. Blue Badge Hidden Disabilities

    Blue Badges Hidden Disabilities People with hidden disabilities now have the same rights to disabled parking as those with physical disabilities. This means that people with hidden disabilities like autism, dementia and mental health issues can now apply for a Blue Badge. To apply for…
  5. Policies, Pathways & Documents

    This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful. Updated - February 2023 Next review date February 2024
  6. Living well with Autism

    Autism in Reading Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, learns, and processes information. It is currently estimated that roughly one in every 100 people has autism. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in…
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