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Short Breaks

After formal consultation between November 2017 and February 2018, a new Short Breaks Eligibility Criteria and Offer was approved.  From April 2019 the new criteria and offer is effective. Short Breaks provide children and young people with disabilities or additional needs an opportunity to spend…

Southampton Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement - August 2014 Introduction The Equality Act 2010 and related Equality Duty 2011 reiterate the duty upon schools as laid out in the previous Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The accompanying guidance for schools makes it clear that schools continue to have a duty…

What does Special Educational Needs mean?

The term 'special educational needs' has a legal definition. Children with special educational needs have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. Special educational needs fall under four broad areas: communication and interaction…

What is Autism?

Autism is a developmental disability that affects how a person relates to and communicates with other people, as well as how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that although all people with autism have certain difficulties…

What is Down’s Syndrome?

Down's syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs by chance. It typically causes some level of learning disability and a characteristic range of physical features. Most babies born with Down's syndrome are diagnosed with the condition after birth, and are likely to have:- Reduced muscle tone…
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