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Rise in eating disorders

Lockdown stress and the lack of a school routine are fueling a rise in eating disorders among children with autism. Many parents who have not been able to get out during lockdown have seen their children’s eating problems get worse. Families have not been able to buy the brands their children enjoy.

Free workshops

To keep families safe, Contact has put its workshops online to support parents. They are all free and you can choose them here:

In conversation

Special Needs Jungle has launched a new feature called ‘In Conversation’. It has both videos and podcasts where one or more of their team interviews someone about a current SEND issue. Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, was interviewed for their most recent video.

Free mobile safety app

The SafeToNet Foundation, have announced it is providing one million free-for-life licences of their mobile safety app for UK families in order to help keep the nation’s children safe online. Be sure to sign up here before the 30 August!

Lack of BSL during coronavirus briefings

Deaf campaigners have started legal proceedings against the government over a lack of sign language interpreters at its daily coronavirus briefings. British Sign Language (BSL) users say they have been discriminated against because critical information was not conveyed to them.

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