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About the Sheffield Directory

Sheffield City Council has an obligation to publish details of services across Sheffield. This includes "Local Offer"services for children with special educational needs and disabilities, Children and Familiy services and Adult Social Care services. The Directory gives you Sheffield's care, health and education services, events and activities in…

Advice and Information (Local Offer)

Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support (SSENDIAS) You and your family can get information, advice or support from SSENDIAS - Sheffield SEN & Disability Information Advice and Support (formerly Parent Partnership Service). SSENDIAS provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support on issues relating…

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Overview Sourced From The National Autistic Society Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that,…

Behaviour and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Sourced from the National Autistic Society Here, we give you a basic overview of some of the behavioural difficulties that may be experienced by children or adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We look at: why people with an ASD may have behavioural difficulties…

Childcare funding for children with SEND

Free early learning For two-year-olds: Two-year-olds qualify for 570 hours of free childcare per year if they receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan. Some two-year-olds may also qualify if your family claims certain state benefits, for example Income…

Courses for parents and carers

Here are some examples of where you and your family can get some training to better understand and support a child with additional needs. This list is just a start. It includes some common areas of concern for families. Please note: The information on this…

Disagreement resolution

Disagreement resolution can help parents and young people resolve disagreements with their local authority or their nursery, school or college. It covers all children and young people with any kind of SEN – you don’t need an EHC plan. Taking part is voluntary for all…

Dyslexia

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Dyslexia is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

How to complain (Local Offer)

Complaints about Education Services If you have a grievance or would like to comment on the treatment you have received from the education system, there are procedures that you can follow in order to make your voice heard. Details and advice on how to make…

How to get to a diagnosis

Schools and other education providers can help in getting a diagnosis for health problems observed in their setting. The following provides details on how to access different health services. It explains what might prompt a referral, who can make the referral and what the service…
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