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Please can you reference 'undiagnosed genetic disorder' because you can signpost to: https://www.undiagnosed.org.uk thank you

https://www.undiagnosed.org.uk has been added to our support groups/network pages 

My son has autism and I am interested in sending him to a centre for children with additional needs during the holidays. I have now completely forgotten how I apply for the funding but I'm sure it is through the local offer. Any information regarding the local offer and general help with out of school funding would be really useful.

Replied by email with hyperlinks to relevant pages in Local Offer

I believe that you are obliged to include ABA provision in your Local Offer and the criteria by which it has been awarded.

As you know, the local authority is obliged to consult and seek comments on the content of its Local Offer, including the type and quality of provision that is included, or not included (as well as information about any criteria that must be satisfied before any such provision will be made).

As you also know, the SEN Code of Practice says that "...the Local Offer provides a comprehensive, transparent and accessible picture of the range of services available "

If you do not now include state-funded ABA provision, such as my own, in your Local Offer then I would argue that it is neither 'transparent', nor 'comprehensive'. You are not giving local parents a full picture of what is or might be available to them.

I look forward to your response within 14 days, confirming that ABA will be included within the Local Offer, failing which I would be grateful for an explanation of why you are not doing so. I will be seeking legal advice if I do not receive a reply, plus I would respectfully ask that this letter be included in the statutory comments section of your Local Offer website - the "Local Offer: Feedback" section on your own website.

We have added information about specialist autistic spectrum disorder provision to our Autism page.

Link to flow chart of process for EHCP is missing

Link fixed and is now displaying correctly

Please can you include Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) in the ‘conditions’ section of the Local Offer website?

We have added information about ANSD to our Hearing Loss page.

 

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