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The Government is changing the law on special educational needs (SEN) to make it focus more on support and people working together. This means the Government needs to write a new guide to tell everybody involved in supporting children and young people with SEN what the law says they have to do. This guide is called the SEN Code of Practice.
Anna Walker, who is mum to Susie, has written a letter from her future self to her current self. In the letter Anna describes the fantastic support that Susie has had over the years, including a joined up plan, and how Susie is now living independently with friends, working and has choice and control over all aspects of her life.
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities has produced a free interactive booklet and communication passport to help families transform the quality of life for their child with complex health needs or who is dependent on medical technology to survive.
Dimensions have made a film with some of the parents from the NDTi Better Lives Project. The parents' young people and children are all on their journey to adulthood. The families share their anxieties about what the future holds and how with a little bit of information and some good support they feel much more able to think and plan for the years ahead.
This project took place in three sites with families of children and adults with learning disabilities. The aim was to learn how to help people have more choice and control of their money and services.