A handy chart featuring over 30 apps to support children with SEND
Apps for Dyslexic Learners
Apps for Autistic Learners
Apps for The Visually Impaired
Apps for Learners with Writing Difficulties
Develop your child's fine motor skills by joining in with these free YouTube 'Dough Disco' videos. Great fun for children and an easy activity for the whole family!
Support for Children with Autism
Social Story about Coronavirus
A Social Story written by Carol Grey to support children and young people with Autism to understand Coronavirus and the changes it has caused to our lives and daily routines.
Resources available through the Essex Local Offer
We recognise that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families are facing numerous challenges as a result of the coronavirus. This section of the website has been set up to answer some frequently asked questions and signpost parent/carers to telephone and online support that might be helpful:
Hearing Impairment support
Visual Impairment support
Physical and Neurological Impairment support
Maintaining contact with Families InFocus (Essex)
You can contact us through a variety of ways and our telephone helpline and helpline email continue to run as usual for both new and existing service users. Please see below contact information:
Helpline phone: 01245 353 575
Helpline email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.familiesinfocusessex.org.uk - This has important contact information for our team of Family Support Advisers.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FamiliesInFocusEssex/
Our parent advisers will be happy to book in a phone appointment with any family who needs more in depth support at this time. We will also be looking at providing remote clinics on a variety of subjects, more information on this to follow.
As a Charity we will continue to support our families, both existing and new families and we would welcome your support too. We have always been so overwhelmed by the support we have received by our local community and your donations now more than ever are even more vital.
Please remember that the Families InFocus Team are here to support you if you need to talk, we’re on the phone. Please all take care, stay healthy and stay safe.
Families In Focus can continue to provide support with forms and can do DLA/PIP/CA/Family Fund forms over the phone and remotely. Please note that we only provide support for benefit claimants up to the age of 25 years.
The following government link offers some useful information regarding benefit claims