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SEN AND DISABILITY INFORMATION

All local authorities must publish information about services available for children and young people with SEND, both in and out of the borough, from birth to 25. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.  Local Offer helps you find information about local services, support, activities and events for children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Here are links to our local council Local Offer information:
Oxfordshire
Reading
Wokingham
Buckinghamshire

Here is the latest copy of the SEND newsletter from OCC:
OCC SEND newsletter

and here's a link to the OCC SEND families together closed Facebook page for parents
Oxfordshire SEND families facebook group

You can get more help from these Oxfordshire groups:
Oxfordshire Family Support Network
Oxfordshire Parent Carer Forum

Many groups also provide training for parents, here are some we know about:

Autism Champions - see flyer below for Power to Parent training

The Oxford Health NHS foundation Trust are running a health campaign for July and August 2021  ‘Promoting Oral Health for those with Autism and Sensory Issues’, together with resources about ‘Dental Anxiety and Phobia’.  

Autism and Sensory Issues
Leaflets to guide parents and to support children and adults with autism to look after their teeth and visit the dentist, including Easy Read resources and a social story for children with autism (‘David going to the dentist’ - which has been produced by the Irish Dental Association).

Going to the dentist – a guide for autistic adults (autism.org.uk)
Going to the dentist – a guide for parents and families (autism.org.uk)
Dental care and autism – a guide for dentists
www.dentalphobia.co.uk has a range of factsheets.
​​​​​​​https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/fear-of-the-dentist-help/
https://www.dentalhealth.org/dental-care-for-people-with-special-needs

Sesame song video
https://youtu.be/wxMrtK-kYnE

 Don't forget our very own Bishopswood School association.