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Alternative therapies - a starting point

Accessing alternative, or complementary therapy, is becoming increasingly popular for a lot of people, though it is very much down to the individual as to what avenues they choose to go down. Depending on the attitude of your family doctor, they may be willing to…

Annual Review of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan

The local authority must review your child’s Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan every 12 months (if your child is under five years old, reviews must be six monthly). Hampshire County Council has experienced a significant increase in requests for Education Health and Care Needs…

Anti-Bullying Information

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have launched their new free Online Anti-Bullying Information Tool for parents and carers. The tool is interactive and designed to give parents and carers information about bullying. The tool will help parents if they: * are concerned that their child may be…

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of fear or panic. Feeling generally anxious sometimes is normal. Most people worry about something - money or exams - but once the difficult situation is over, you feel better and calm down. If the problem has gone but the feeling…

Appealing to the SEN and Disability Tribunal

SENDIASS can offer impartial information advice and support about making an appeal and preparing your case. For Hampshire parents, the Tribunal hearing may be in London or held more locally. Decisions of the Tribunal are binding on the local authority.

Applied Behaviorism Analysis (ABA) Therapy

Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) is often used as an intervention for ASD Behaviour analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behaviour is followed by some sort of reward, the behaviour is more likely…

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships give you the chance to earn and learn at the same time and take between one to four years to complete. What is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are a mixture of on-the-job and off-the-job training for young people and adults 16 and over. On-the-job, you…

Ask the GP: smoking Q&As

GP Dr Michael Apple answers some of your queries about quitting and the health risks of smoking. I smoke fewer than five a day. What's the harm in that? Almost a third of smokers smoke fewer than 10 a day and often don't see the point…

Ask, Listen, Do

Top tips for families and carers - an NHS England project Making feedback, concerns and complaints easier for families and carers of children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both. The top tips in the download document are about giving feedback,…

Assessing your care and support needs

If you have care and support needs and find it difficult to look after yourself, your local authority may be able to advise you and provide you with some help. The best way to get help from your local authority is to ask for a…
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