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Ambitious about Autism - Making sense of your autism diagnosis

Getting an autism diagnosis as a young adult can be a moment of huge significance. On one hand it can feel like finally getting answers to questions about yourself, or feelings of difference from others. But an autism diagnosis can also raise many more questions…

Anna Freud National Centre for children and families

On My Mind, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing. Their website is full of useful tips and information that has been co-produced by young people.…

The Autism Resource Suite

Whole School SEND have published a free to access resource to support the school workforce to deliver high quality provision for pupils with SEND. The Autism Resource suite has guides on transition and resources developed by autistic young people for use in classrooms. It also includes the…

Autistic people and inpatient mental health hospitals

The National Autistic Society (NAS) have produced some advice and support for autistic children, young people and their family members on mental health and being admitted to mental health hospitals To visit the site please use this link

Blackburn with Darwen SEND Strategy 2020-23

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council worked with families and service providers to develop our SEND Strategy.   This strategy sets out how Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commission Group (CCG), and the people they work with, will all work together to help children…

Breast Feeding for Healthy Babies

BwD Early Years staff are working hard to achieve the Gold Standard in UNICEF's Baby Friendly Initiative. Staff at the local Children's Centres are passionate about this aspect of their service: Supporting pregnant women to recognise the importance of early relationships for the health and…

BwD Early Years Case Study (2): Concerns around Physical Development (PD)

BwD Early Years SEND Support Service has provided details of several cases in which they have been involved. We hope that by reading these case studies, you will gain a better understanding of what we do how we tailor our service to suit the individual…

BwD PiP attend Parent Carer Forum Annual Conference

The Steering Group of our local Parent Carers Forum (PiP) recently attended the annual conference of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums. This was held in Coventry in November, and was a two day event. The first day consisted of workshops on topics that…

BwD PiP Information and Guidance Sessions 2019

Empowering Parent Carers through Information Sharing Families caring for a child with additional needs, a long term medical condition or disability are invited to attend any of our advice and guidance sessions or coffee mornings. Please click on the links in the Downloads box for…

Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network (ChiMat)

The website was created by the Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat). ChiMat was established in 2008 as a national public health observatory to provide wide-ranging, authoritative data, evidence and practice related to children's, young people's and maternal health.  Since 1 April 2013, ChiMat have…