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Special Needs Jungle
Plain-speaking, parent-led site providing easy-to-read articles and resources about special needs, disability and rare or long term medical conditions.
Plain-speaking, parent-led site providing easy-to-read articles and resources about special needs, disability and rare or long term medical conditions.
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I am a sensory engagement specialist. I spend a lot of my time looking at how our early sensory experiences shape and support our development. I have worked in special schools, mainstream schools, nurseries and universities and in adult care settings. The…
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On SNJ today: the landmark court ruling that says school exclusion for behaviour related to autism is contrary to human rights. Read all the details here: http://ow.ly/T7s930lpadP
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Thousands of children with disabilities will now be properly protected from discrimination in schools after a landmark ruling found the government’s equality laws are unlawful. Just over a month ago, we ran a story about a family’s challenge to the law…
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  Last Friday, the High Court handed down a judgment with far-reaching implications for families of children & young people with SEND. Here’s what the case was about, what it might mean and why you should now consider doing the same if your area is making…
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In a class of 30+ children, a teacher’s prime objective is to make sure that everyone is working to the best of their ability. Their attention is inevitably drawn to those that demand it, while the ones who have their head down and are working diligently…
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For the first four years of the reformed SEND system in England, families had available to them a free Independent Supporter who would assist them through the process of transferring from their child’s SEN statement to an EHCP, or for a new application.…
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It’s the end of July so it must be time for the annual SEND figures – the government statistics that show how many children and young people have some kind of registered SEND. In 2018, the headline figure is that the number of pupils with special…
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Ah, the school summer holidays, don’t you just love them? No more rushing around to get to school, no more school uniforms to wash or homework meltdowns to tear your hair out over, for six, long, glorious weeks… But just how glorious are those weeks when…
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Pupils with SEND are up to six times more likely to be permanently excluded from school according to new government figures. The annual exclusions data show that overall exclusions – both permanent and fixed-term – are rising year-on-year in an upward…
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As if we’re not already drowning in enough bad news about how disabled children and their families are bearing the brunt of council and school funding cuts, today there’s fresh misery.  The Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) has revealed there is a UK…
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