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  1. Moving to Higher Education

    Higher education is the next step on from further education. This involves studying at a university or a college and working towards one of a range of qualifications such as a degree, a foundation degree, or a diploma/certificate of higher education. When you move to…
  2. Music Therapy

    Everyone has the ability to respond to music and sound so a variety of approaches are used. Music can be exciting or calming, joyful or poignant, can stir memories and powerfully resonate with our feelings, helping us to express them and to communicate with others.…
  3. My homophobic bullying story

    Comedy writer and performer, Doug Faulkner, faced homophobic bullying throughout secondary school. Because of his experience, he's passionate about tackling homophobic bullying in schools. He describes what happened to him. How did the bullying start? "I've always been an extrovert, and I was quite effeminate when I…
  4. NAS Early Birds and Thomas Outreach

    These are programmes that support newly diagnosed and pre-school children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions in their development and moving into school. Further details can be found here. If you think one of these courses would help, the advice is to contact the Educational Psychology service -…
  5. New Guide to Accessible Britain

    New Rough Guide to Accessible Britain Packed with over 180 reviews of accessible and inspiring days out, there’s something for everyone in the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain. The Guide aims to inspire and support people with diverse needs in enjoying the best of Britain’s…
  6. Newlife Charity

      Newlife is the UK's largest charity funder of children's specialist disability equipment. They also run the UK's only national emergency equipment service, for terminally ill children. Newlife provide grants for essential equipment such as: pain relieving beds, seating wheelchairs, communication aids, and much more.…
  7. Parenting Support

    Being a parent is rewarding, watching your children grow and helping them to find their independence. Parenting can also be really hard work!! In this section you will find a range of national and local services relating to family life including parenting and support services…
  8. Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

    What is Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)? ‘Pathological Demand Avoidance’ is a term which has been used to describe behaviours which involve being unable or unwilling to comply with normal social rules and boundaries, which may include the ordinary demands and expectations of everyday life e.g.…
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