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Coronavirus (Covid-19) support for children and young people with SEND


Government correspondence

Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak 


Local Services

Trafford Parents Forum are continuing to support families virtually.

Trafford SENDIASS and Trafford FIS are currently available to contact via our helplines, emails, social media and website. 

Trafford Speech and Language Therapy Facebook page will continue to be updated with resources.

Gorse Hill Studios Creative Community - ACE (Alternative Creative Education) learning pack covering core subjects and a variety of Unit Awards in the Arts, Music and Independent Living Skills.

Sport Works activities are taking place via Zoom. They are free and all are welcome to join in! Days, times and links will be posted regularly on their Facebook page.

If you are autistic or have a learning impairment and live in Trafford then Empower You are running online sessions where you can get active, stay fit and have fun with others 

South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG) are available by email, telephone or social media to offer support: Facebook group and chat group


Special schools

Your school should have their most up to date response to Coronavirus on their school websites and via other communications to parent carers. They are working hard with the local authority during these times. 

Delamere Special School and Nursery

Pictor Academy Special School and Nursery

The Orchards Special School

Brentwood Special School

Longford Park Special School

St John Vianney School

Egerton High School

Manor Academy and College


National resources

Information for families with disabled children - Contact is regularly updated and includes information about the new Coronavirus Act 2020 and it's affects on SEND legislation

Guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff - National Autistic Society

Resources for autistic people and families - National Autistic Society

Guide to coronavirus designed for people with dyslexia - Oaka Books

OCD and coronavirus survival tips - OCD UK


Easy read and social stories

Easy read social stories to help explain some of the practical things that will be happening around coronavirus for children and young people with learning disability and / or autism:

Easy Read for Managing your mental health while in Self-Isolation or Quarantine

Coronavirus social narrative - The Autism Educator

Easy Read guide to Coronavirus - Mencap



About handwashing tips for people with sensory difficulties - Sensory Integration Network

Supporting Neurodiverse children in challenging times, such as during self-isolation - East London NHS Foundation Trust


Managing at home

A range of inclusive activity and educational resources as well as information and advice on supporting your child's behaviour