For any parent, making sure a child gets the best schooling is often a worry, but when your child has complex special educational needs and disabilities, it can cause real anxiety.
As most children in England return to their classrooms, reporter Sean Dilley investigates the system for supporting young people with special educational needs. He meets families who, during lockdown, struggled without any support at all, and now, as their children head back to school, fear they may not get the right support to help them learn and stay safe in their classrooms.
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Tilly Lockey may only be 14-years-old but the ‘bionic teen’, as she’s come to be known thanks to her prosthetic hands, has already done more in those 14 years than many people triple her age.
Recently announced as the new presenter for children’s news show FYI on Sky, Tilly wants to use her new platform on Sky’s FYI to draw more attention to disabilities as well as to educate other children on the big issues of the world.
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Britt Ekland is wearing jeans. 'Tight ones, because I can,' she says defiantly.
She is supporting the genetic disorders charities — 149 of them have benefited over the past 25 years — who this month will be urging us to wear Jeans For Genes, at school, at work and at home, to raise money for those with disorders such as sickle cell anaemia, Huntington's and muscular dystrophy.
But Britt has a specific and personal interest in one condition. The younger of her two grandsons, three-year-old Lucas, has a deadly genetic disease, called adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), that affects one in 15,000 people; boys more severely.
See also the video below with the wonderful Adam Pearson discuss Jeans for Genes on Loose Women!
Olivia is the daughter of a long-standing client of Snap, we placed a wonderful carer to support Olivia's brother, Harry - 7 years ago, and she is still with the family!
Olivia has written a lovely post about her brother, and what it's like to have a disabled sibling.
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A terminally ill man who is paralysed from the neck down has set a world speed record in a custom-made electric wheelchair.
Jason Liversidge, who has motor neurone disease, reached nearly 67mph (108km/h)!
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18-year-old Elie Goldstein has featured in a Gucci advertising campaign and 865,000+ likes on her Gucci Instagram post!
The model from Essex is represented by Zebedee Management an inclusive agency who aim to increase the representation of disabled people in the modelling world.
Becca and her partner Thom are parents to one-year-old Arthur. Arthur was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome at birth and had open heart surgery at three months.
Before having Arthur, Becca admits she didn’t know very much about Down’s syndrome.
“I thought I was considerate and appropriate in all the language I used, but once sat on the other side of Arthur’s diagnosis, I realised how wrong I was.”
Lockdown gave Becca the time to reflect and she has designed a range of digital social media cards with the terminology she would like to see used when talking about her son Arthur.
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The government should guarantee that care workers are paid fairly, the UK's largest union has demanded.
Unison's statement comes on the heels of a legal victory it helped win for homecare workers in north London.
General secretary Dave Prentis said: "It's time the skills and experience of care staff were respected instead of them being underpaid and undervalued."
When someone lacks the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, an application can be made to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a deputy.
It is possible for have a professional deputy or a lay deputy. A lay deputy is usually a friend or family member of the person who lacks the capacity to make decisions for themselves...
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