Parents and schools working together is what SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilties) legislation is all about. As the Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) are part of the education system, you will be asked for your views and input maybe more than you may have done before. It is worth reading up on the process, what your rights and responsibilities are. We wouldnâ€™t want anyone to have to go through a disagreement or tribunal process, but if you do, you need to know all about it. Some good websites that help parents understand the legal framework and processes are:
North Lancashire Directions Group Parent Carer Network Click here
It is a big county and services are better in some areas than others. One good place to find out what is going on for SEN and Autism in your area is to subscribe to the FIND Directory were you can type in what you are searching for such as
FIND support groups near me?
We also have available books written by Lynn McCann and a waiting game also designed by Lynn available on the LDA website Click here