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Last month 596 parent/carers and young people accessed our service which led to a total of 2,859 emails, contact forms, telephone calls and face to face meetings. Contact us if you need our advice and support.  

Children and young people who have special educational needs (SEN) do not necessarily have a disability. Some disabled children and young people do not have special educational needs. There is a lot of overlap between the two groups though.

The Definition of SEN and Disabilities

Explaining SEN and disabilities, and overlaps between the two.

Identifying Health Needs

Information on identifying health needs, seeking a diagnosis and getting the most out of your health appointment

Disability Living Allowance and Benefits

Information on benefits entitlements and allowances

Supporting your Neurodiverse Child

The Essex Family Forum have written and produced a pack which is full of useful information for families with a neurodiverse child.

Social Care

Information on carers assessments and needs assessments, carers respite & social care provision in an EHC plan

Essex Short Breaks

Essex Short Breaks are now open to children and young people awaiting assessment for autism.