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NHS Long Term Plan

NHS England unveiled its Long Term Plan in January. We’re thrilled that it includes autism alongside learning disability as a clinical priority and commitments to tackle inequality and improve health and care services for autistic people across the country. The full plan is on the…

Sixth form and further education for 20-25 years

Our directories below provide information on sixth forms and further education establishments. Please note: providers are responsible for updating their own information. Please let us know if you would like to suggest a sixth form centre or further education college and we will contact them.

Sixth form and further education for 16-19 year olds

Our directories below provide information on sixth forms and further education establishments. Please note: providers are responsible for updating their own information. Please let us know if you would like to suggest a sixth form centre or further education college and we will contact them.

Help to access exams and assessments

Access arrangements are designed to enable children and young people with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to take exams and assessments.  They include reasonable adjustments that are needed to make exams accessible for candidates who have disabilities. Access Arrangements fall into two categories:…

Special educational needs and disability support in mainstream schools

Information about special educational needs support in mainstream schools. Our Extra help page can tell you more about specialist services that settings can contact.

Special provision capital funding projects 2018-2019

Staffordshire County Council has been allocated £311,000 of Special Provision Capital Funding in 2018-19. Project information can be found below: A printable version of the project form can be found in our download section.

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Transforming Care Programme (TCP)

The  Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Transforming Care programme aims to transform services and support for children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition.

Day opportunities

Staffordshire has a diverse community offer, sometimes known as 'day opportunities'. This gives you a variety of practical, meaningful and enjoyable activities or opportunities. These enable you to: Express choice and control  Build on your independence and life skills  Achieve your outcomes  Meet your needs, in the most appropriate environment

Social communication/autism support for schools

"Children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, are likely to have particular difficulties with social interaction. They may also experience difficulties with language, communication and imagination, which can impact on how they relate to others. (SEND Code of Practice…

Extra help for 0-4 years

Looking for extra help and support available to education settings or at home? Please search our directories on: Communication and social interaction, which includes support for autism and speech and language.  Learning support, for learning difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.   Sensory and physical needs…
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