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  • Families in Surrey Challenge Cuts To Special Education

    Families in Surrey Challenge Cuts To Special Education

    A group of children with special educational needs and their parents have launched a legal battle to challenge planned cuts which they say will affect them. The families from Surrey have taken their case to the High Court in a bid to stop their local council taking £21m off their budget for services to disabled children.

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  • Looking Back At The Teaching Of Disability History

    Looking Back At The Teaching Of Disability History

    The University of Sheffield’s history department is hoping to build an educational resource about disability finding out what people learnt about the British Empire and disability history in general, during their education. Senior lecturer Dr Esme Cleall would love to hear from you if you’d like to contribute your viewpoint.

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  • School transport policies must not fail young adults with disabilities

    School transport policies must not fail young adults with disabilities

    The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman issues a warning to local authorities, following an investigation into Lewisham council’s failure to provide transport for a young disabled adult attending college.

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  • Hydrocephalus Education Seminar

    Hydrocephalus Education Seminar

    Teaching professionals and members of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service are invited to a seminar on Wednesday October 17th at the Sheffield offices of Irwin Mitchell, organised by national charity Shine, about the effects of hydrocephalus on children’s learning and behaviour. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

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  • More than £1 million for 10 new research projects led by disabled people

    More than £1 million for 10 new research projects led by disabled people

    Ten new projects across the UK have received between £40,000 and £150,000 of National Lottery funding each, to explore how disabled people can live as full citizens in our society and what changes and support will make that happen in practice. One project led by ALLFIE, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, is investigating a particular measure that exists in English law to test its effectiveness as a driver of inclusive education for disabled pupils and students. ‘Accessibility Plans’ are a measure of the Equality Act 2010.

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  • Prove It, Fix It Campaign

    Prove It, Fix It Campaign

    A Sheffield charity, Sparkle, has launched a campaign and petition to try and ensure autistic children get the right form of education, claiming that Sheffield City Council has been putting finances before needs.

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  • Help with Minecraft Research for ipad Prize Draw

    Help with Minecraft Research for ipad Prize Draw

    This research aims to explore parents’ or guardians’ thoughts on the effect of playing the videogame on children who have autism or are deaf/hearing impaired.

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  • ROFA May 2017 Newsletter

    ROFA May 2017 Newsletter

    This month ROFA focuses on the upcoming General Election and calls on our politicians to protect and extend disabled people’s inclusion, equality, dignity and independence.

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  • Sheffield Students Play Their Part in Rio Paralympic Games

    Sheffield College students have been congratulated by an international sports organisation for playing their part in the Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

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