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Symbols, fans and sensory bottles

There are plenty of options available, explains Lisa Spann. Communication aids can be an essential tool for children with disabilities, enabling them to communicate more...

Point of view: Education Officer at nasen

Seeing the 'ability' in disability. Zoe Mather says we should be treating people more fairly. In education we should be continually looking to challenge the...

Cycling for disabled children

It's independence, it's exercise, it's socialising, it's exploring, it's relaxing, it's exciting, it's practical and it's fun, says Kate Ball. Cycling can provide all sorts...

The beauty of disability

Jonathan Harvey waxes philosophical on how an understanding of disabled people’s lives and ambitions can inspire SEN teacher training. In order to work effectively with...

Loving and giving

Anna Sharkey on becoming an adopter. People are motivated to adopt for many reasons such as infertility, wanting to grow their family by providing a...

The long wait for a home

According to Jenny MacQuire, children with disabilities often wait the longest for adoption. There are about two thousand children waiting for adoption in England, and...

RHSE planning and student vulnerabilities

Jenny Fox on ensuring pupils with SEND benefit from high quality teaching and resources. Children and young people with special education needs and disabilities face...

Point of View: diversity campaigner

You can't be what you can't see. We need more disabled teachers, says Ruth Golding. Education should fully represent society, and it's important that we...

Government failing disabled people, human rights watchdog warns

The UK government has been accused by a human rights watchdog of making "slow progress" in improving the lives of disabled people. The Equality and...

Fore!

Golf really can change lives, says Ben Evans. Until Vincent Helly was six years old, he didn't speak at all, living in silence. The boy...

Book Reviews

Neurodiversity and Education

The authors of this publication combine extensive experience in the fields of education, neurodiversity, teacher training, tutoring and consultancy. Paul Ellis broadcasts regularly on...

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