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COVID-19 SEND information and advice updated 3.9.20

Read the latest Coronavirus Council and Government Information There is a wide range of activities and resources for all on the Hounslow Family Services Directory. Local Support Most local support organisations, whilst not available face to face, are still available by phone or email. Family matters - family support and…

Travel Support - Travel training

There is local help available with learning to travel independently for young adults with special educational needs and disabilities.  Follow the links for the detail of each service. Travel buddy service 16+ Free service providing 1-1 training for individuals with Disabilities and mental health difficulty. Travel…

Education for Children with Autism in Hounslow

If you think or someone has suggested your child maybe showing signs of Autism more information including what steps to take can be found on the Concerns about my child development page. Following a diagnosis of Autism there is a range of support and advice…

If you think your child has special needs

If you feel your child has special education needs or disabilities, their school or nursery will assess them to see if they need any extra support. You simply need to speak to the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO). If your child is not at a…

Further education - ages 16+

All young people must be in education or training until they're 18 years old. There are 15 secondary schools in Hounslow, most children continue at their school but you do need to apply and there are other options. You can find out how to apply…

Preparation for Adulthood

From age 14, young people start to consider what they want to do with their lives. Some young people need support to be more independent as they reach adulthood. Some young people need help to make choices and to take control over decisions that affect…

Find out about support in educational settings

All schools provide support for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  This means if your child has SEND, they can usually attend their local school.  However, children with more complex levels of need could be entitled more specialist support to achieve their…

Supported Internships

Supported internships are programmes that support young people with SEND move from education to employment.  Each programme has its own criteria, these are the main features West London College, Richmond College, West Thames College and other colleges as well support locally.  There is a wide range…

Support with getting into work

If you need help and advice on what you would like to do and the options available to you contact: Connexions on 0208 583 5151 to make an appointment to see someone who can help with careers advice. Some options may include: Supported Internships Supported internships are…