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Job switch with a difference for Conductive Education Awareness Week

As part of the events in Conductive Education (CE) Awareness Week (12 – 19 March) Rainbow House, Mawdesley and Stick ‘n’ Step, based in Wallesey on the Wirral will be taking part in a job swap with a difference. Two conductive education specialists from each organisation visited the the other organisation on Tuesday 15 March to share best practice and ... Read More »

Sky Backs Drama Training for Students with Disabilities

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Central) has, this year, received support from Europe’s leading entertainment company, Sky. Sky will contribute to a dedicated fund, which will provide additional support for students with disabilities, helping to promote equal access to postgraduate training at Central. Both Sky and Central are committed to encouraging diversity in the arts and entertainment ... Read More »

Dream made reality as Cheltenham students with disabilities take to the piste

A group of students with disabilities from National Star College are to embark on their first skiing adventure, thanks to the help of The School Travel Company Ski.  The seven students, all with varying levels of learning and physical disability, depart for a week on the slopes of Andorra tomorrow, 16 January.  The Cheltenham-based college struggled to find a travel ... Read More »

New campaign promotes inclusion of disabled students in UK schools

 Leading spinal cord injury charity launches campaign to promote better training and support about inclusion for teachers, so disabled students are fully included in UK schools. Back Up helps thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds rebuild their confidence and independence after a devastating spinal cord injury (SCI). They are also the only charity in the UK with dedicated ... Read More »

How’s life after university for disabled graduates?

BBC Ouch catches up with three disabled graduates to find out what they have been doing since leaving university. Over the last decade, BBC Ouch has followed the progress of three disabled university students. They kept diaries on campus and we watched as they began a new stage in their education, and as they got to grips with living independently ... Read More »

Special needs changes a ‘landmark moment’ in education

Changes have been made this week which give children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and their families a greater say in the support they receive. So how do the people affected feel about the new system? The new special educational measures are being described as some of the biggest changes in special education for 30 years. For a ... Read More »

Young people with disabilities campaign for the right to learn

In June, my daughter attended a demonstration outside the houses of parliament. Sarah, who has Down’s syndrome, travelled by coach from Somerset with fellow students and staff from her college, where she met 80 other young people to launch a campaign highlighting the need for educational equality for people with disabilities. Sarah has been lucky. Having been well supported by the ... Read More »

Kenya: Schools Reject Children with Disabilities

Government urged to make greater efforts to ensure education for those with special needs. Stephen, 18, has cerebral palsy and has never managed to attend school for more than a few days. Every day, his mother Mary Wanjiku leaves him alone in their home in the Kibera slum on the outskirts of Nairobi. He watches television in a special seat ... Read More »

Applying to uni: a guide for students with disabilities

Come A-level results day, some students will find their results are not what they expected, and they can no longer take up the university place they planned. Thousands will find a new place through the Ucas Clearing system – some 57,000 students did so last summer. There are lots of things to bear in mind when applying to a course you’d not considered before, ... Read More »

Bield teams up with local school for vital learning project

Pupils at Pinewood School are to secure invaluable work experience in a new partnership with Scotland’s largest housing and care provider. Eager pupils have signed up for a four to six week project which will see them work at Blackfaulds Court, Fauldhouse, and Mansewood Court in Whitburn, helping with social events at the two sheltered housing developments. Work Experience is ... Read More »

RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning

Based in Coventry, North Warwickshire, RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning offers individually-tailored education, care and therapies to children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted, from pre-school up to the age of 19. In addition to sight problems, we also support: learning difficulties and disabilities Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) physical ... Read More »