One to One Clinics

Access specialist clinicians, therapists and solicitors offering one to one clinics on subjects ranging from challenging behaviour to legal advice on special educational needs.

All sessions can only be booked on your day of attendance. Due to demand sessions are restricted to one per ticket per day and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Clinic 1: Managing Challenging Behaviour

PrintThe Managing Challenging Behaviour Clinic offers advice, guidance and information to parents of children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on all aspects of challenging behaviour. Topics include inappropriate behaviours in social situations, social isolation, anxiety, understanding dangers, triggers and strategies.

If you would like to contact The National Autistic Society regarding challenging behaviour call the Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104.

Clinic 2: Managing Challenging Behaviour

Clinic 3: Independent Parental Special Education Advice

IPSEA LogoIPSEA is a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales on:

  • local authorities’ legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs
  • exclusions of children with special needs/disabilities
  • actions or inaction by local authorities and/or schools which discriminate against children with disabilities

IPSEA is a volunteer-based organisation and many of the volunteers providing telephone advice and tribunal support are themselves parents of children with special educational needs who have been helped by IPSEA.

For the General Advice Line call 0800 018 4016 and for the Tribunal Help Line call 0845 602 9579. For more information visit www.ipsea.org.uk

Clinic 4: Finding the Right School for your Autistic Child

The Good Schools Guide is the number one trusted guide to schools in the UK, helping parents in every aspect of choosing the best education for their children. We offer a comprehensive collection of advice and education data on state, independent, grammar, boarding, selective and non-selective schools, tutors, special needs, university choice and much more. We also offer tailor-made individual advice and support to parents as they make important decisions on school choices.

For more information call 0203 286 6824, email office@goodschoolsguide.co.uk, or visit www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk

Clinic 5: School Exclusions

PrintThe School Exclusions clinic offers advice, guidance and information to parents of children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on all aspects of school exclusion in England. Topics covered include the exclusion process, your rights and what schools could be doing to support pupils with autism, advice on informal (illegal) exclusions; fixed-period and permanent exclusions; how to challenge your child’s exclusion and what you can do if you are concerned that your child is at risk of exclusion.

If you would like to contact the National Autistic Society’s School Exclusions Service call the Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104 selecting option 3 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm), email schoolexclusions@nas.org.uk, or click here.

Clinic 6: Legal Advice on Special Educational Needs

Match Solicitors are specialists in Education Law. It has some of the country’s leading specialists in representing children and parents in respect of issues that may arise whilst a child is at school.

It is imperative that children and young people with identified special educational needs are provided with the requisite support commensurate to their needs.

Match Solicitors remains a leader in the market dealing with Special Educational Needs or, more recently, Education, Health and Care Plans. Our expert team, spearheaded by Partner, Anita Chopra has a particular expertise in settling cases in the best interests of the client by working closely with the parent and independent experts to reach a resolution with the Local Authority.

For more information call 0121 647 6788, or visit www.matchsolicitors.com

Clinic 7 (Friday Only): Specialist ASC Occupational Therapy

PrintLeap Children’s Therapy is an independent company based in Buckinghamshire, providing Occupational Therapy services to children and young people. Leap Children’s Therapy has a team of three experienced Occupational Therapists who are highly skilled in the assessment and treatment of children with learning, behavioural and developmental difficulties.

For more information call 01494 761 552, email info@leapchildrenstherapy.com, or visit www.leapchildrenstherapy.com

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