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SEND National Crisis March, 30 May 2019

Disabled children, families and supporters to march at 28 locations across England and Wales Parent-led ‘SEND NATIONAL CRISIS’ to deliver 13,000-strong petition to Downing Street Campaign to raise awareness of the national crisis in education for disabled...

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Matthew Bennett on Sky TV – The Chrissy B Show

My name is Matthew Bennett, I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when I was 36. I am now 40 years old.My problems started as a teenager when my mind became overwhelmed with the world. I started self harming to cope with all the sensory input and I...

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All things Autism – a radio interview by Ali Knowles

Today I had the honour of meeting Anna Kennedy and being interviewed on her radio show. It was an honour because I am no Autism expert, I don’t have children of my own, let alone an amazingly awesome Autistic child. I’m a therapist with dyslexia and a chip...

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Disability and Relates Issues

Does the period in which an employer must take into account the protected characteristic of disability include the period after dismissal to the end of the appeal process? Yes, according to Baldeh v Churches Housing Association [2019] UKEAT 0290_18_1103...

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School Related Anxiety

Does the decision to ensure that a child or young person’s special educational needs be met otherwise than in a school, early year’s provision or post 16-institution have to take into account school-related anxiety? Yes, according to the decision in  M v...

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SEND Single Route of Redress National Trial

The single route of redress national trial extends the power of the special educational needs and disability (SEND) tribunal. This means that as part of a special educational appeal, the SEND tribunal will be able to make non-binding recommendations on the...

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The emotional impact of parenting a disabled child

Instead of writing my own post for Mental Health Week, I’d like to share my column today with Jo Griffin, a Counselling Psychologist and parent carer. I met Jo through online and we’ve worked together on this post about the emotional impact of caring on...

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Charity Celebrity Football Match and Family Fun Day!

On August 25th 2019 (Bank Holiday Sunday) United for Charity will be partnering with ANNA KENNEDY ONLINE and Team Avery Essex to bring you our Annual Celebrity Charity Match and Family Fun Day. After 3 very successful years we are aiming to make this one...

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Neurodiversity: The buzzword on everyone’s lips

Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia to name but a few. They're all conditions we've heard of, but there's now a word to describe them all.'Neurodiversity' refers to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information.According to the Department of...

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