Unpaid carers now added to list of essential workers for COVID19 testing


The government has now included unpaid carers, like parents with disabled children, to its list of essential workers and those prioritised for Covid-19 testing in England. You can find out more about who is eligible for testing, how to get tested and the different types of test available at  gov.uk.

New research project to develop watch-type device to enable ID and treatment of ADHD


Our friends at Lambeth ADHD support group let us know about this new research project. Please find information below about a new project for ADHD children being conducted by Dr Johnny Downs (Dept of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) at Kings College London. Dr Downs is part of a team of clinicians, researchers and designers  (including … Continue reading New research project to develop watch-type device to enable ID and treatment of ADHD

The Council for Disabled Children looking for young SEN people to be part of their advisory group, FLARE.


The Council for Disabled Children are looking for disabled young people and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 12-25 years old to be part of our young people’s advisory group, FLARE. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we cannot meet up as group as usual for the time being. However, we are looking … Continue reading The Council for Disabled Children looking for young SEN people to be part of their advisory group, FLARE.

EHCP laws temporarily “relaxed” and local authorities told to make reasonable efforts


The Government has announced temporary changes to the law on educational, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus. The Department for Education and the Secretary of State have invoked the easements to the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 contained in the Coronavirus Act 2020. This means that some aspects of the … Continue reading EHCP laws temporarily “relaxed” and local authorities told to make reasonable efforts