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Do you need support around eduction or training?
Here are some services that can help.
- Liverpool & Knowsley Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS). provide impartial information and support over education issues to parents of children with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability.
- Knowsley's Children with Disabilities service supports children up to the age of 18 who have learning disabilities, a physical or sensory impairment.
- Independent Supporters can offer you support to empower you to get more involved in your child’s options, and can help you in a range of ways.
- National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.
- The Special School Nursing Team work closely with young people, their families and carers, other school staff, healthcare professionals, and the Knowsley Children with Disabilities Service, as well as private and voluntary agencies to make sure the needs of young people are met.
- The School of Sign Language offer a free online British Sign Language Course (BSL) and there is a course you can purchase at Merseyside Society for Deaf People.
- Sleep Solutions provides support for families of disabled children and those with additional needs, aged between two and 19, who have severe sleep problems.
Are you a carer looking for peer support?
For Parent/Carers we have the Knowsley Parent Carers Voice which is a a local group of parents and carers that have children of their own with special education needs and disabilities ranging from new born to 25 years of age. There is also Little Stars a parent support group specifically for parents/carers with children under 10 years and Scope Face 2 Face offer emotional/practical support to any parent/carer of a disabled child or a child with any additional need….diagnosed or undiagnosed.
If you are under 19 there is the Knowsley Young Carers Support Service - 'Me Time' Programme and for young adult carers aged 17-25 there is the Knowsley Carers Centre - Young Adult Carers Support Project (found under Our Services on their website).
There are also 2 Sibling Support groups in Knowsley.
- Knowsley Siblings Support Group run by the Knowsley Early Years Portage. This group gives the opportunity for brothers and sisters to get together in a fun and secure environment to share their experiences and views around having a brother or sister with a disability.
- PSS Knowsley Siblings Project run by an independent organisation PSS and its aim is to ensure brothers and sisters of a a sibling with a disability enjoy the same opportunities as their peers and work towards reducing the social isolation experencied by them.
Do you understand what types of SEND there are?
- What is Autism - an Easy Read explanation can be found here.
Local & National Support service plus government guides on SEND