To provide access to specialist Augmentatitve and Alternative Communication (AAC) expertise for parents and professionals and provide AAC support and training to schools and other settings to help children access the curriculum.
Autism Education Trust
To develop a competency framework for professionals working with children with autism in educational settings; providing a nationally recognised accreditation scheme; accredited training, qualifications and resources.
Challenging Behaviour Foundation
To deliver training workshops for families and professionals to ensure a holistic approach to identifying appropriate behaviour support strategies.
To develop and deliver specialist qualifications and training for professionals, providing a framework of knowledge and skills within which training providers can develop nationally recognised courses and run activity to build capacity in the wider voluntary sector.
Contact a Family
To disseminate disability information to parent groups and peers – including with Parent Partnership Services & Area Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos).
To establish a national service providing access to the curriculum for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), through accessible digital technologies.
To provide advice and information to parents, to provide examples of best practice and professional guidance for schools and to develop and implement a competencies framework supporting the schools’ workforce in assessing their level of knowledge and competence and map this to high quality training and ongoing continuous professional development.
The Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) is designed to provide support and training for early years lead practitioners to develop the language skills of pre-school children, particularly two-year-olds, in England’s most disadvantaged areas. Find out more on the Early Language Development Programme page.
To train an expanded team of volunteers to support parents with appeals to the SEN Tribunal, and review and expand web-based information and training materials.
To improve access to specialist care for parents through direct advice, examples of good practice and a competencies framework.
To provide training in a ‘person centred approach’ for children and adults with learning disabilities which empowers families to take more control and helps professionals to respond more effectively.
To develop a whole-school training and support package that can be used in all mainstream schools to give an overview of all aspects of special educational needs and disabilities.
National Autistic Society
To provide volunteer-led training sessions and information manuals for parents and carers of autistic children, to familiarise them with their rights and enable them to access the most appropriate education provision for their child.
National Deaf Children’s Society
To provide information, curriculum support and impartial advice to enable deaf children and young people to achieve expected levels of achievement in learning at all key stages.
National Sensory Impaired Partnership
To provide support and training to ensure children and young people have access to the curriculum and make good progress and achievements.
To provide an online, interactive multi-media toolkit which can provide specialist knowledge and professional guidance to support children with cerebral palsy and allied disabilities to access the curriculum.
Shared Care Network
To provide comprehensive training and advice to local authorities to improve and increase the shared care workforce which provides short breaks (respite care) for families of disabled children.
To improve outcomes for disabled children and young people by providing access to specialist knowledge about the needs of mobility impaired children.
To improve outcomes for children and young people with emotional or behavioural difficulties (EBDs) to maximise their educational experience and outcomes. A single comprehensive set of resources will be developed, with training for professionals and parents and a whole school approach.
Download the full list from the associated resources section on this page. The full list includes projects under the following headings: