Celebrating SEND- local stories
This is me! Read the stories that bring local SEND to life.
Watch videos and read about the children and young people with SEND, their families that love and support them, and services and professionals that help them succeed.
You can also see what promotion we have coming up.
Harley gets support in school and with his cane skills and mobility.
Support for Brody
Brody gets support from the Educational Team for Hearing and Vision.
His mum says support for them during the Covid lockdown was phenomenal and is grateful for the help he received.
Tony and Lily-Mae
Tony is a parent of a child with profound learning and physical needs.
He is one of the parents who share their experience and ideas with the Local Authority.
It is helping to improve what we can offer.
Agnes and Harry
Agnes is mum to Harry who is getting support for his hearing.
In this video, Anges talks about the milestones Harry has reached with support from the Education Team for Hearing and Vision.
They’ve been seen by the team since they got home from hospital.
Agnes said that Harry is starting to point, play new games, and on the day this video was filmed he said, “bang, bang.”
Hear from Brad, a young person with hearing loss.
He shared what techniques and skills he has learned to adapt at school and at home.
He says he has grown in confidence and become more independent.
He has big aspirations for the future and knows that nothing will hold him back.
Charlotte and Faith
This is Faith’s mum Charlotte. Faith is severely sight impaired.
Her mum is grateful for the Education Team for Hearing and Vision (ETHV) for supporting Faith to become more independent at home and at school.
She says, “I honestly don’t know where we’d be without them.”
Faith is severely sight impaired.
She shares how her BrailleNote helps her to learn in school.
Her mum, Charlotte, says it was a real game changer for her.
Watch her mum talk about Faith’s journey to independence.
Local activity and promotion
Read about the promotion and marketing activity we have planned to keep you informed and to raise the profile of local SEND through the people and services that bring it to life.
Deaf Awareness Week
Monday 2- Sunday 8 May
We will be sharing our British Sign Language video’s and national campaign content. We are also asking schools to participate in the week and sharing their activities on the Local Offer.
There will be two events in the month of May for children and young people who are deaf, their carers and families.
SEND Award Ceremony
Friday, July 8, 2022 from 5-7:30pm.
Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, DN31 1HU
Autism Acceptance Week
We are supporting Autism Acceptance week from Monday 28 March to Sunday 3 April.
We are launching our Autism in Schools Book Club. They are reading the book ‘Uniquely Human’.
We are also excited to announce we have a whole host of further reading coming to a library near you.
Join one of our four pop-up events to find out more.
- Monday 28 March from 9:30-11:30am. Cleethorpes Library, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LG
- Tuesday 29 March from 9:30-11:30am. Waltham Library, High Street, Waltham, Grimsby, DN37 0LL
- Wednesday 30 March from 9:30-11:30am. Grimsby Library, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HG
- Thursday 21 March from 9:30-11:30am. Immingham Library, Civic Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham, DN40 1QF
For the 60th Anniversary of the campaign, we are challenging 60 school professionals to take the National Autistic Society, Autism in Girls training.
27 June- 03 July- Deafblind Awareness Week
15 July- World Youth Skills Day
30 July- International Day of Friendship
7-13 June- Carers Week
14-20 June- Learning Disability Week
We are supporting these Awareness Campaigns in May.
- 3-9 May. Children’s Book Week
- 3-9 May. Deaf Awareness
- 11-23 May. Foster Care Fortnight
- 15 May. Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day
- 16 May. National Children’s Day UK
- 17-23 May. Action for Brain Injury Awareness Week
- 18-21 May. Walk to school week
- 1-30. Maternal Mental Health Month
- 1-30 May. National Share a Story Month
- 1-30 May. National Teen Self Esteem Month
- 23-30 May. National Children’s Gardening Week
The Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) will be meeting once a month at the TapHouse & Kitchen in Cleethorpes.
The Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) is a group for young people aged 12 – 16 with additional needs who would like to help shape the services for young people with SEND in our local area.
The first meeting will be online on Friday, 30 April, and Friday 14 May virtually via Teams. It will be at the TapHouse & Kitchen every month after that.
Read all the details about YPAG group.
Gravity Red Inspires
We will be sharing stories about the fun things children and young people have been getting up to together with Gravity Red Inspires.
Gravity Red Inspires is under ‘Things to do’ on the Local Offer Children and Young People page.
We celebrated #NeurodiversityCelebrationWeeek on social media with material to get you thinking as well as tools and activities for all ages and abilities.
World Autism Awareness Week.
We shared the main messages from the National Autistic Society.
We added three new stories of local children with autism. Their stories are about taking the lead in the classroom, transitioning to Secondary School, and struggling with the new diagnosis as a teenager.
Did you see them on social media?
Read their stories above.
We celebrated National Apprenticeship Week.
We shared Ryan’s story on the Local Offer and on social media.
Ryan has Asperger’s Syndrome and gained permanent employment following an apprenticeship. Read Ryan’s story above.
We also celebrated local services for supported employment and training. See the ‘Preparing for adult life’ section on the ‘Children and young people’ page.
The Local Offer was officially launched on 25 January.
There was a lot of social media during the three week launch period that showcased local stories, great content on the Local Offer and how you can get involved in shaping the Local Offer.
Read more about Engagement and Co-production.
We also reached out to local schools, services, charities and community groups to get them on board and sharing the website with the public who would find the website useful.