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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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A quick post today to let you know about guidance the Department for Education has published for 19-25 year olds with SEND. Too many young adults are not getting the provision they are entitled to because of a lack of knowledge or understanding among…

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Rare Disease Day 2017 is just around the corner and, as we always do at this time of year, we like to bring you some family stories of coping when your child has an uncommon condition. So, I put a call out on social media for parents of children with rare…

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Unreasonable Adjustments and the culture of disablism from TheTiredOptimist

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For the last year, I’ve been monitoring the start of consultations and legislation for the Welsh government’s reforms to their special educational needs system, or Additional Learning Needs (ALN). Now, the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal…

ON SNJ TODAY: The SEN reforms in Wales: SEN lawyer, Ed Duff writes for SNJ about what Welsh parents need to know about the changes https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/sen-reforms-wales-what-parents-need-know/

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For the last year, I’ve been monitoring the start of consultations and legislation for the Welsh government’s reforms to their special educational needs system, or Additional Learning Needs (ALN). Now, the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal…

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The changes to the special educational needs system in England are over two years old but many parents have seen no difference in their experience. For some, it’s even got worse. As well as the legal changes not being understood or complied with, one of…

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ON SNJ TODAY: Report says parents of children with learning disabilities lonely, distressed and under pressure

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It can be hard to cope with having a child with a disability. It can be particularly hard on relationships. A report out today has found that one in three of parents of children with learning disabilities is in a relationship, which would be described in…

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The interweb is a big and scary place, and that’s just for the grown-ups. While we think our kids may have it licked because they know all the memes and cool terms, they are still kids and can lack the experience and the discernment to know when something…
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