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Wales: Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services

The Welsh Government has issued a Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services (CoP) and accompanying supporting guidance (the Guidance). The CoP will be implemented from September 2021 and importantly applies to all age groups. It is aimed at: autistic people, including those with other co-existing conditions providers of social care and health …

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Transition to Employment Toolkit for Autistic Young People

Ambitious about Autism have launched a new toolkit to support autistic young people moving into the workplace. The organisation explains that: When they leave school, too few autistic young people carry on into further education, employment or training. The Transition to Employment toolkit aims to tackle that problem. It has been developed to support those …

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Wales: Changes to the Transfer Timetable for Moving from the Special Educational System to the New Additional Learning Needs System

On 14 July 2021, Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language issued a written statement explaining that the planned timetable for transfer from the current special educational needs (SEN) system to the new additional learning needs (ALN) system will be modified so that the relevant educational settings can have more time to plan …

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England Publishes a New National Strategy for Autistic Children, Young People and Adults

On 21 July 2021 the government published a new national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England, and implementation plan. It runs from 2021-26 and tackles 6 main themes: improving understanding and acceptance of autism within society; improving autistic children and young people’s access to education, and …

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Extended Powers SEND Tribunal National Trial to Continue

On 20 July 2021, the Department for Education confirmed the extended powers given to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) tribunal to hear appeals and make non-binding recommendations about health and social care aspects of education, health and care (EHC) plans, provided those appeals also included education elements, will continue. These extended powers are …

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Pobl Trust Fund Innovation Centre Materials

Pobl Trust is the registered charity of Pobl Group – a not-for-profit based in Newport which is aiming to make a positive impact on housing across Wales. We are so excited to have their support, and share their goal of improving the quality of life and creating opportunities for children with brain conditions. Our Cerebra …

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Wales: Additional Learning Needs Code and Regulations Approved

The SEN/ALN forms passed a new milestone when the ALN Code and regulations were approved by the Senedd on 23 March. Along with the ALN Act 2018, the code and regulations will create the statutory ALN system in Wales. From September 2021 the ALN system will come into force over a three-year phased implementation period. In …

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