Explanations about some different types of SEND
- Contact have an A-Z of conditions on their website which provide information about a large number of conditions.
- What is Autism (ASC) - an Easy Read explanation can be found here.
- The Cystic Fibrosis Trust explains what Cystic Fibrosis is , and has information and packs for when a child is due to start Pre School/Primary and Secondary schools plus lots of other information.
- Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical features. We have links to a few services and organisations that offer support or information about the syndrome and they can be found on this page.
- Have you heard of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)? People with PDA will avoid demands made by others, due to their high anxiety levels when they feel that they are not in control. PDA is increasingly recognised as part of the autism spectrum. Read more about it on the Autism site here.
- What is Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) - PDA (pathological demand avoidance) is a behaviour profile within the autism spectrum. We explain what PDA is, the characteristics of PDA and how to begin the assessment process. We also look at guidelines for parents and education staff
- PANS is a neuropsychiatric condition which is triggered by a misdirected immune response which results in an inflammation of a child's brain.
- PANDAS is a subset of PANS. Similarly, it is a neuropsychiatric condition which is triggered by a misdirected immune response to a Streptococcal infection which results in an inflammation of a child's brain.