Dudley dog helping children and young people with disabilities

Posted by on December 6, 2017 in Active & Supportive Communities, Information & Advice | 0 comments

Dudley dog helping children and young people with disabilities

 A new one stop shop website for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, their parents and carers has been launched.

 Dudley’s Local Offer is a website featuring Dudley the cartoon dog who guides users around the site. It has been developed specifically for children and young people aged up to 25, who have special educational needs, or disabilities, as well as a resource for their parents or carers.

Users can find a wealth of current, helpful and appropriate information and advice on areas which include education, training and work, health, leisure time, care needs and transitioning to adulthood. The website aims to help young people and parents to make individual informed, positive decisions and choices.

The aim is to ensure that any child or young person with a special educational need or disability, regardless of their level of need, parent or carer is able to find help, information and advice in one place.

The website has been developed in conjunction with young people from Pens Meadow School, Gig Mill ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) Base, KIDS Orchard Transition Group and Dudley Youth Council. Parents and carers have also been involved in the development, including the groups ‘We Love Carers’, ‘Working Together for Change’ and Dudley Parent Carer Forum.

Visit Dudley’s Local Offer at www.localoffer.dudley.gov.uk.

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