“Girls with Autism; flying under the radar” – a new mini guide for schools and child based services.

To mark World Autism Awareness Day, nasen has launched a new mini – guide highlighting the needs of girls with , or without a diagnosis of Autism. Written by Jo Egerton and Barry Carpenter, with contributions from the Girls with ASC Working Party, the guide is a free download to schools and services.

The guide aims to articulate the current needs and issues surrounding girls with Autism . They are an under-diagnosed group , whose needs often go unmet in schools , and whose mental health in the teenage years often rapidly deteriorates. The Working Party, chaired by Professor Carpenter, realised that they did not have a common language to express these concerns, and their goal in preparing this Guide has been to improve the foundation knowledge and understanding in schools and other child based settings.

As their work drew to a conclusion, they realised that there was so much more to do . The Group will continue its work under the auspices of the National Association of Headteachers, and specifically the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education (www.naht.org.uk ). This will include a major National Conference in London early in 2017; detail will be posted on this website.

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Girls and Autism – Flying Under the Radar

The NAHT Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2016..

The NAHT Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2016 theme is Promoting wellbeing for children, young people and staff (Thursday, 10th to Friday, 11th March, 2016) at The Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire) .The link to the full conference description http://www.naht.org.uk/welcome/naht-events/conferences/send-conference-2016/)

New Year’s Honours

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“Buckingham Palace have today announced that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, is to appoint Professor Barry Carpenter OBE, as Commander of the British Empire (CBE). The award is made to Professor Barry Carpenter in recognition of his national, and international service to the field of Special Educational Needs. An investiture will take place early in the New Year, at the Palace.

31st December 2015″

See Full New Year’s Honours List 2015 

Full Press Release

 

 

 

New EU Project on children with Complex Needs

This week a new EU funded Erasmus Project was launched in Graz, Austria.  This Project will take the extensively trialled Briefing Sheets for the UK CLDD Project   (Engagement4Learning) and translate them into several European languages.

The briefing sheets will then be used to support Inclusion of children with Special Needs in the representative EU countries. The Project will go through
various trial and development phases, through to 2018.

For more information please go to http://early-inclusion.eu

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Forthcoming Course on Mental Health and Emotional Well Being – Tuesday 23rd June, 2015, Birmingham.

The link below contains details of a forthcoming Course on Mental Health and Emotional Well Being on Tuesday 23rd June, 2015, in Birmingham.

 

National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education – Conference – January, 2014

Scared and sad: The emotional health and wellbeing of children with special educational needs

Thursday 6 February 2014

The Abbey Centre, Westminster, London

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