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Here you can find information about autism spectrum disorder:

- Relaxed performances
- Books
- Notes
- Support for parents
- Online resources
- Islington Autism Board and Cygnet course
- Healthwatch autism report

Bridge School and Satellite Provision

the Bridge is a special needs school in Islington. They have a well-established Outreach team of specialists in Autism, SLD and PMLD. They have also started their new Satellite Provision which is a free school based on four sites in Islington which provides for pupils who find it difficult to manage in a mainstream environment but who do not need a special school placement.

Challenging Behaviour

The Islington Challenging Behaviour Resource is designed to support a positive approach to behaviour management for people with severe and profound learning disabilities and/or Autism. It is a multi-agency resource designed to be interactive and to help parents, carers and professionals develop behaviour plans that make a difference to the people we are supporting.

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Coding club

Wizzie Wizzie is a London based Saturday morning computer coding club for 8-14 year olds who want to learn how to make their own games and other cool stuff using computer code

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Covid Easy Read about the Vaccine

An update about the COVID 19 vaccine for people with learning disabilities provided by Learning Disability England

Disability Discrimination

Understanding disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

Employment Rights

The rights of parents of disabled children at the work place, requesting flexible working and employment for disabled people in Islington.

Hate Crime and Disability

Learning disability and autism hate crime is any offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s learning disability, autism or perceived disability and autism. This definition is intended to encompass crime where an individual is taken advantage of physically or financially due to their learning disability or autism, such as ‘mate crime.’

Health - General

Commissioning to health services in Islington, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and the new resource on psychotropic medication use for people with learning disabilities, autism or both.

Islington Short Break Services

Short Breaks is a new term that was introduced by the government to replace the term respite care. Short Breaks are a way of giving parents of disabled children a break from their caring responsibilities. Short Breaks also benefit the disabled child or young person, helping them to play with friends, keep fit, improve their communication skills, gain independence or simply have fun.

Local Offer and Islington SEND Provision

Information, advice and services for Islington children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-25


Makaton is a language programe using signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.

Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act protects and empowers individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It is a law that applies to individuals aged 16 and over.

Mental Health

Therapy (private/charity) for Primary aged children:
• A list of qualified Art Therapists
• A list of Play therapists
• UKCP for a list of therapists able to work with children, including Family, Integrative Arts and Child Psychotherapists
• Organisation based in Golders Green that have therapies for children with Autism available on a means-tested basis
• Organisation in Islington/Camden for Art Therapy

Workshops at Centre 404 for Parents and Carers
• Stress Project
• The Peel Institute
• Perception Counselling Services

Parent Participation

Find out how you can get involved in improving local services through parent carer participation. Parent carers can help pinpoint problems frequently experienced by families with disabled children. Parents in Isllington work in co-production with the local authority to help them improve how children's services are delivered so they better meet families' needs.
In this section:

- What is Islington Parents Forum and how to get involved
- Understanding and working with the health system
- National Network of Parent Carer Forums
- Islington's Strategic Boards Diagram

Personal Budgets

Personal Budgets are the money you get to pay for your child's support and other items in their support plan. The budget can be used to pay for services or you can receive cash to buy your own support.

Puberty, Sex and Relationships

The concept of puberty, social development and sexualised behaviour for people with special needs.

Samuel Rhodes School School Resources

Samuel Rhodes School is a specialist School for children aged 5-19 in Islington. Samuel Rhodes School is one of the special schools in Islington, each of which provide support for children with particular special educational needs (SEN). All of our special schools have a very important role in providing support and training to mainstream schools in Islington. Samuel Rhodes School leads one of the service areas in the Borough, for children with difficulties in learning and cognition. It has an outreach team which advises mainstream schools and supports the pupils with learning difficulties.

ASC for Tea, Family resources, Parents Forum - 2020
School Based Support

Information about:
- Special Educational Needs support in schools
- Needs Assessments
- Support Plans
- Support in mainstream schools
- Barriers to inclusion
- Early years
- Services that help with education advice
- Complaint procedure
- School admissions and exclusions

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  • I am very grateful for the help I have received from Centre 404.

    Rahwa cares for four children all under the age of 10 years including her daughter Danayt who has Down’s Syndrome. She approached us as she was feeling overwhelmed with her caring responsibilities, in particular with the challenging behaviour Danayt was displaying.

    “It was a very difficult time as I had no one else to help me and I didn’t understand the system.”

    Rahwa, family carer