Katie Price on her outspoken Interview about parents of disabled children

Katie Price causes uproar in autism community by saying “some parents are too lazy”. Ms. Price, a media personality, businesswoman and model spoke about parents of disabled children in an interview with Sam Walker which was broadcast on Radio 5 Live on Monday 28th October. Katie Price is mother to Harvey, 11, who has septo-optic […]

SEN Assist, Specialist Software for Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Adele Devine is a specialist teacher who works in an Autism specific school. As well as being co-founder with her husband Quentin of the Award Winning SEN Assist which offer products and resources for children with special educational needs. They are ‘a couple on a mission to help ALL students access an individual education and […]

Autism Hippie struggles on a day out in Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Autistic son

A mother who decided to take her Autistic son to Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s after the change in regulations we reported on October 1 of Disney’s change in policy regarding their Fast Pass tickets. The outspoken Autism Hippie set her Facebook page up on August 13 this year and took her son, Mike along for a […]

Ambitious About Autism – “It is shocking that so many children with SEN are missing out on education”

The Department for Education released on July 30 the report:Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions in England:2013 to 2014. The full report can be read here. On page five of the report it is reported that Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils have the highest rate of permanent exclusion. Stats include: Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) (with […]

Senator proposes legislation to make cameras mandatory in all special education classrooms – w/video

Austin, TX – Senator Eddie Lucio has recently proposed new legislation in an effort to have cameras installed in all classrooms utilized by special education students throughout the state. The legislation stipulates that the visual and audio data garnered from the recordings will be strictly confidential and will be deleted after one year. Additionally, Senate […]

Katie Price defends her rights to access tax payer funded taxi for disabled son

Katie Price – Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother has been a hot topic of conversation recently and the latest story is the argument between Katie Hopkins, the outspoken television personality and Katie Price, model, business woman and mother to 12-year-old Harvey, who has autism, is blind and has the medical condition septo-optic dysplasia. The row […]

Mumbai – Forum for Autism form committee to monitor schools with special needs children

Mumbai, India — Forum for Autism (FFA) in India has formed a committee to keep an eye on schools with special needs children. According to the forum, there have been several incidents of teachers resorting to corporal punishment, as well as psychological abuse of children with special needs in the city last year. FFA plans […]

Charities say the changes to the Special Needs Education System are beng implemented too quickly

Special Educational Needs, UK – From September special needs statements will be replaced by education, health and care plans (EHC) which aim to give holistic support. Mark Lever of the National Autistic Society told the BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that he was concerned how families would challenge decisions about support for their children. “Too […]

Girl with autism excluded from school as they fail to meet her special educational needs

Bangor, Northern Ireland, Kirstie Greer, 16 has not accessed education for 2 years. This is because no school can cater for her special needs. Kirstie was diagnosed with dyspraxia when aged 3 and with with autism at 13. The Belfast Telegraph states that Kirstie has been home-schooled for the past 2 years because there are […]

Bexley mum will take council to court after autistic son refused extra support at school

Belvedere, Bexley, UK – Kelly Feria De La Torre 42, says she will take Bexley Council to court for the second time. Her son Joshua, 11 has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is fighting to get Joshua a council-funded teaching assistant to help him for 18 hours a week at school. The family received a […]