They say it takes a village to raise a child, and this is never more true than when you have children with additional needs. We need the help, experience and support from other parents who have dealt with the same challenges. That’s why the Special Needs Village was started: parents helping parents, collaborating and sharing our expertise.

Latest blog posts:

Taking Care of The Carers

Being a special needs parent isn’t easy. No one prepares you for it. While your friends are off living their typical lives with their typical children, it can feel quite isolated and lonely. But you are not alone. There is a whole army of special needs parents and carers out there. We’re all in this […]

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Pathological Demand Avoidance: what is it and what strategies can help?

A lot of our children with additional needs struggles with everyday ‘demands’- requests, expectations, questions, commitments. But for some, even the most routine of expectations cause great anxiety; that’s when we see Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) or extreme demand avoidance. What is PDA? Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a condition which is part of the […]

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Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia: what are they and how can we help children with learning differences?

Dyslexia Have a look at this short video which explains dyslexia in greater detail: Dysgraphia Learn a bit more about dysgraphia in the two videos below: For more information on how to help with handwriting, please have a look at our dyspraxia blog post; it contains lots of useful tips on how to help our […]

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SERVICES WE OFFER

-Educational Consultancy: de-registration, Education Other Than At School, requesting an EHCP, navigating the Local Offer, Elective Home Education, your child’s right to an appropriate and suitable education

-Screening for Special Educational Needs & Disability: we can screen for autism, ADHD, SPD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ODD, depression, anxiety & many more

-Sensory Processing Consultation: we can help to establish your child’s sensory needs and help you to implement a sensory diet

-Weekly groups for children with additional needs

-Parent support & advice in all areas of SEND

-DLA / PIP Applications

-EHCP Applications

-Parents’ training courses in various aspects of SEND/ Home Education

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About us & the services we offer

Our services are suitable for all families caring for children with additional needs, but may prove to be especially helpful to those for whom the local IAS (SENDIASS) service or charities are not providing exactly what they need or are inaccessible.

“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do.”

Dr. Temple Grandin

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