Latest News for Parents & Children
The Tax Credit Office always assumes that a 16 year old is a school leaver during the summer. As a result, they automatically stop any tax credit payments for a young person from 1 September.
If you have a 16-19 year old who’ll be staying in school or college after the summer holidays, remember to let the Tax Credit Office know by 31 August or you could lose out.
If you have only one child you claim tax credits for, or you miss the deadline, Contact has some advice.
People with invisible disabilities can now apply to use blue badge parking permits, including autism and mental health conditions, removing the barriers many face to travel. The application process opens on Friday 30 August.
The National Children’s Bureau and the Department for Education want to know your experience of SENDIASS including views from children and young people, parents/carers and professionals. This Survey will close on 2nd September 2019. To ask a question or to find out more, please email: Research@ncb.org.uk or call/text 07432 740062.
We are really pleased to be working with STePs again this year and have scheduled dates to attend their drop in coffee mornings, along with Umbrella. The sessions are aimed at parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their relatives, siblings and close friends as well as the children and young people with social communication difficulties.
Please download the flyer which gives details of the dates, times and venues of the events and the dates we will be attending. We look forward to seeing you!
Here is the latest edition of Contact’s East Midlands Bulletin. This publication is packed full of information for parents and carers and includes:
- FREE local workshops for parents
- FREE guide to accessing public services
- FREE service – emergency equipment loan service
- A list of local activities for children with Special Educational Needs
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