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After adoption: what help can we get?

During the adoption process, it is important to find out what support package will come with your child to help with any special or additional needs they may have. Some needs may not become apparent until later, perhaps during adolescence, so it's important that you know where to…

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. You may need help if: you often feel the need to have a drink  you get into trouble because of your drinking other people warn you about how much you're drinking…

Alcohol units

We're supposed to be keeping an eye on how much we drink, but how many of us really know what a unit of alcohol is? With so many different drinks and glass sizes, from shots to pints - not to mention bottles - it's easy…

All about asthma

According to the charity Asthma UK, one in five households has someone living with asthma. Nobody knows for sure what causes asthma, but we do know you're more likely to develop it if you have a family history of asthma, eczema or other allergies. You're twice as…

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

Support4SEND (formerly Parent Partnership Service) 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…
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