We are delighted to share with you the NEW issue of our magazine - My Future Choices! This issue is stuffed with articles about making ART! Including – being in a rock band, hosting a radio show, filming videos, performing circus tricks and writing comedies. Read it now:
Emerging leaders with disabilities from throughout the U.K. explore disability rights in the U.S.
Over a 6 week period the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) carried out and commissioned 19 focus groups with disabled young people across England on the draft Code of Practice.
Young NCB is a group of children and young people who speak out about the things that are important to them and the things that affect their lives.
The Making Ourselves Heard project has launched a new young people's information service. The information service will share opportunities and information from the sector and other relevant organisations with disabled young people.
From 2013 to 2015 the Anti-Bullying Alliance (in partnership with Achievement for All 3As, Contact a Family, Mencap and the Council for Disabled Children) are working on an innovative programme of work, funded by the Department for Education, to reduce the incidence and impact of bullying on children with special educational needs and disabilities in schools.
SOAS, University of London is hosting a FREE event for disabled pupils who are prospective University students, their parents and other allies. This event is suitable for any pupil over 11 years of age, but is likely to be of particular interest to those in Years 9-11 and at Further Education College. You do not need to be applying to SOAS, this event is open to all prospective disabled students.
Researchers from the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics are looking at how services support people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours. They are particularly interested in the economic case for new service models. As a part of their study, they are carrying out a small survey.
National Voices and the Think Local Act Personal partnership are developing a new branch of the Narrative for Coordinated Care and Making it Real, expressing the perspectives of children and young people with complex lives, who are most likely to need support from several services and agencies.
Jono is a young man interested in making educational films about disability issues. Below is a video about Jono. Jono created the story board for the video. Jono is now working on a story board for his first film about his frustrations of not being able to speak, but how he doesn’t let this get in the way of having a full life and achieving things. Please support Jono by watching his video and giving it a thumbs up!
Researchers at London South Bank University would like find out more about the move from child to adult health services for children with long-term conditions. They’re inviting parents, carers and young people aged 13 to 21 to attend a workshop on Saturday 26th April from 11am to 3pm in central London where they can share their experiences.
The Council for Disabled Children is hosting three conferences following Royal Assent for the Children and Families Act 2014 and the development of the new SEN Code of Practice.
Mobility International USA is offering a one-way exchange program that will build the leadership capacity of disabled young people from across the UK to be active members of society.
Are you a potential referrer to CAMHS, or someone working clinically with young people? Are you accessing CAMHS currently or have you accessed CAMHS in the past? If so, My CAMHS Choices want your views!
Artsadmin and Shape are looking for a disabled young person to join the Unlimited team as a full time, paid, trainee producer.
Friday 21 February 2014 will see a host of children’s book creators taking part in a day of accessible and inclusive activity at London’s Southbank Centre as part of the prestigious Imagine Children’s Festival.
Do you want to be part of a Youth Select Committee that will change things for young people? Are you aged 11 to 18, resident in the UK and able to volunteer your time on the dates as stated in the application? Do you have an interest in youth representation, and democracy? Then apply to be on the Youth Select Committee 2014.
In November, StudentVoice leaders met and had a strategy weekend in order to create new aims to propel the organisation forward. In order for these aims to be achieved, we will be recruiting a National Executive Council and we want YOU to be part of it. Not only will it look great on your CV, but it will also give you a voice to make changes to the way that you experience education.
This morning the Department for Education issued a press release announcing a new Independent Support fund for more than 1,800 independent supporters to help parents navigate the new special educational needs process.