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SEND videos

Coventry SEND Local Offer

There are many videos on the Coventry Local Offer that explain things about services and activities in Coventry. 

The videos also show the experiences of people with SEND.

The different videos can be seen below.

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View full details of 'He makes me the happiest girl in the world'. Young woman with Down's talks love, life and work

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23-year-old Heidi Crowter is from Coventry.

She works at a children's hair salon in the city and lives in her own flat. 

In this video from ITV News, Heidi talks about her life, her work and finding love.

She explains how having Down's syndrome does not stop her doing anything she wants to in life.

 

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View full details of ADHD - The questions that parents want to ask

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'ADHD: The questions parents want to ask' is a video from BBC Stories. This video has information about ADHD and how it feels for someone with ADHD. 

 

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View full details of Amazing Things Happen - an animated video about autism

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Amazing Things Happen is an introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents.

Amazing Things Happen is the creation of independent animation director Alex Amelines. 

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View full details of Autism and Sports : An Interview with a Junior Golfer with Autism including Additional Insights and Inspiration from his Coach

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Anthony is a 12 year old junior golfer with Autism, Dyspraxia, Hypermobility and other related issues.

He has a large twitter following (@anthonygolf2006) which is administered by his dad.  

He agreed to answer some interview questions on his experience, goals and inspirations in junior golf as a player with hidden disabilities

Read more about Anthony in this article 

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View full details of National Organisation - The Curly Hair Project

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The Curly Hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe.

Their resources are used by individuals, families and professionals all over the world.

Things that make their work different: 

  • It is based on real life, personal experiences
  • They teach people how to really apply the theory we teach about autism
  • They have a very ‘inclusive’ approach – supporting all people in developing communication and relationships
  • They don’t expect the rest of the world to change to fit in with the autistic person – they want everyone to adapt and work together!
  • They aim to help autistic people learn to understand themselves and their needs and ultimately be able to self-manage
  • Their work is all about acceptance, understanding and empathy for different world experiences
  • They can offer differentiated learning because Alis is on the autistic spectrum herself

For more information, see The Curly Hair Project Website or the Curly Hair Project Facebook Page

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View full details of Personal Budget

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A Personal Budget is one part of a personalised way of supporting children and young people with special educational needs or disability (SEND). A Personal Budget should not be seen in isolation but as an integral part of the agreed individual plan, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for children and young people.

A Personal Budget is an amount of money identified by the Local authority to deliver provision set out in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  It is not all of the money that is spent on a child or young person, but is the element that a parent or carer can have control of. It is the funding that must be used to meet the needs, outcomes and provision outlined in the EHCP.

For more information, please see the Coventry Personal Budget Statement 

The video above was made by KIDS Charity, a charity that supports disabled children and young people and their families. 

Website

www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/29242/personal_budgets_policy_for_children_and_young_people_with_send

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