Autism diagnosis six years longer for girls, research finds

“I knew I always felt different, but I didn’t know I was autistic.” For Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams, it would take until she was 35 to learn just why she felt different. Now research by Swansea...

Commissioner criticises ‘chaotic’ Birmingham SEND services in first report

Birmingham City Council’s failure to improve support services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is creating a “deeply worrying” situation that could impact on the...

Record 420,000 children a month in England treated for mental health problems

More than 400,000 children and young people a month are being treated for mental health problems – the highest number on record – prompting warnings of an unprecedented crisis in the wellbeing of under-18s...

Category - Disability

Why I secretly taped my disability assessment

Every month 60,000 ill and disabled people have their needs assessed for benefits. Some are so worried about the process that they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say. But using that...

SEN reform; for better or worse?

In the last twelve months there have been a number of developments in the review of legislation for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).The much-awaited Children and Families Bill has become...