I CAN partners
Every Disabled Child Matters
I CAN urges all our supporters to sign up to support the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign (EDCM).
I CAN has been supporting EDCM since it launched in September 2006. Like EDCM, we want all disabled children and their families to have the right to the services and support they need to live ordinary lives.
28,000 people, including disabled children and young people, parents, professionals, disabled adults, and others working in the field, have already signed up to support the campaign. But the campaign needs this level of support to keep growing.
Campaigning by EDCM, its partners and individual supporters has already put enough pressure on government to release an additional £430 million for services for disabled children and their families, alongside a programme of change that will start to transform lives. We need even more people to sign up to EDCM to keep the pressure on government to deliver and go further.
Please sign up using the form on the EDCM website now: www.edcm.org.uk and ask everyone you know to do the same. If you keep the box on the sign-up form ticked, EDCM will send you updates about what you can do to help make change happen.
The Communication Trust
The Trust aims to raise awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support all children's communication needs.
Campaign for Learning
At Campaign for Learning we are working for a society in which everyone has the right to learn, everyone understands and values learning, and everyone has chances to learn throughout their lives.
Communication Forum Scotland
The Communication Forum Scotland (CFS) is an informal alliance of organisations with a primary interest in promoting and/or providing for the needs of people of any age who have communication support needs (CSN). It was established in 2005 and is currently comprised of 13 organisations.
Talk for Scotland
Talk for Scotland is a practical toolkit for decision-makers and service providers. It offers key advice on how to engage with people who have a variety of communication support needs.
This useful resource has been produced by Communication Forum Scotland and is available free online at www.communicationforumscotland.org.uk
I CAN, as a member of Communication Forum Scotland, is proud to be involved in promoting the use of this practical resource for engaging with people of all ages who have communication support needs. I CAN has produced guidance for the toolkit on engaging with children and young people who have communication support needs.
Talk for Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government as part of the Civic Participation Network project.
Ambitious about Autism
Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School and Ambitious Support we offer specialist education and support.
Talk about Autism, is Ambitious about Autism's online community for parents and carers of children with autism and others to talk about how autism impacts on their lives. It is a great place to share your experiences, get support and help other people to understand more about autism.
We also offer a wide range of training and development opportunities for professionals and parents and carers of children and young people with autism. Our training is delivered by outstanding clinicians, teachers and practitioners who specialise in autism education. It will equip attendees with the knowledge, skills and techniques that can be applied in a variety of settings and which are relevant to young people with a range of needs.
Courses take place in our modern, accessible and fully equipped training venue in Muswell Hill, north London. Some training can be provided in your school on or setting on a date and at a time that is convenient for you.
To find out more about Ambitious about Autism please visit our website www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk or www.talkaboutautism.org.uk