Lots of information is available on York's Local Offer.
This section of the website contains core information and resources to support members of the YorOK workforce working with disabled children and children with additional needs.
York's local offer enables parents and young people to see what disability services are available in their area and how to access them.
The Workforce Development Unit offers a range of courses to support all practitioners working with children, young people and families. Training aimed at practitioners working with children and young people who special educational needs and disabilities is also available. Training courses can be viewed through the MyLO (My Learning Organiser). If you haven't already, you will need to create an account when you first log in. If you can't find a course suitable for what you are after please contact the Workforce Development Unit:
Local and national policy guidance is available for further reading on York's Local Offer.
. As part of the School Partnership Officer role they ensure that:
These are held throughout the year. Parents/carers, practitioners and partner organisations come together to inform on the latest information on disability and additional needs in York.
If you are interested in more information about the integrated services conference pleased contact the SEN team:
The SEND Storyboards have been developed to provide an overview of areas of practice across education, health and social care, as part of the information available to the workforce on the York Local Offer and for the Local Area SEND Inspection.
Find out five top tips for building confidence with parents of disabled children. These tips have been identified through a survey of parental satisfaction.
The "Listen to Me" series of booklets include practical and innovative examples of how children can express
their views.. Their opinions are really important and have definitely shaped priorities for services in the City of York. Clearly some children and young people require more support to be involved and we know that parents and practitioners are eager to help them do this.
Find out what York is doing as part of the disabled children’s access to childcare project
Autism conference 2013 - download slides and resources from the 2013 autism conference taking place at Askham Bryan College.
As a parent/carer of a disabled child you may also want to consider applying for a Personal Budget. Personal budgets are a way of arranging social care services for disabled children, young people and their families.
Personal budgets give you more control and enables you to decide who supports your child.
Personal budgets can be used to:
You can get more information on personal budgets including a step by step guide to employing a Personal Assistant and a guide to writing a job description and interview questions by clicking on the personal budgets pdfs on the right hand side of this page.
If your child has an Education Health and Care Plan contact the SEN team:
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If you are interested in social care direct payments contact your Social Care Manager or Social Worker at the City of York Council.
If your child has Continuing Health Care funding and you are interested in a personal health budget contact your Continuing Healthcare Coordinator in the CHC team on 0300 303 8294.
For more information go to:
Aspirations For Life is a campaign funded by the Department for Education as part of the Valuing Employment Now strategy. The campaign will raise aspirations and expectations for children and young people with learning disabilities; with a particular focus on employment.
A good practice guide. Supporting autistic children in your area. A guide for local authorities and schools in England.
Autism resources for teachers and Teaching Assistants.
Here are the good practice guidelines for mindfulness teachers who work with children with Learning Difficulties.