Useful Information for Families

SNAPS aims to share informative, useful and fun materials with you to read, do or digest in your own time at home.  On this page you will find some documents and websites that may be of use to your family.  

West Yorkshire Children’s Additional Needs Network Facebook page – Here you will find information about a variety of organisations and services which support children and families.

SEND Leeds Local Offer – You will information about organisations, activities and support for children with additional needs and their families.

SENDIASS (Special Education Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services in Leeds) Parents and Carers resources

SENSAP (SEN Statutory Assessment Provision) team at Leeds City Council.

For support for your child to access mainstream activities or clubs, follow this link and scroll down to read about SCOPE’s ‘Sessional Inclusion Workers’

SCOPE’s 6 week ‘Parents Connect’ course, for parents of children with disabilities.

SCOPE’s ‘Sleep Right’ support service

Fun Activities and Short breaks Catalogue

To register for targeted short breaks for your child/ren, you need to register here: Targeted Short Breaks Expression of Interest Form 

How to apply for a Blue Badge:

Helpful information on completing a new claim for DLA – This video that has been produced by Carers Leeds and Irwin Mitchell on how to complete a DLA form. It takes people through how to complete a new claim form or renewal to ensure the best possible information is submitted to maximise chances of a successful claim. 

The regular parents and carers meet ups we currently offer are as follows:

1st Tuesday of every month 10.30-12.00 – Roundhay Walk and Talk – Lakeside Café/Car Park, Roundhay FREE 

1st Thursday of every month 10.30-12.00 – Middleton Parent and Carer Group – Tenants Hall, Middleton FREE 

2nd Tuesday of the month 18.30-19.30 – Online Parents and Carers Group FREE 

3rd Tuesday of every month 10.30-12.00 – Middleton Walk and Talk – Visitors Centre, Middleton Park FREE 

4th Tuesday of every month 10.30-12.00 – Oakwood Parents and Carers Group – Oakwood Church Rooms FREE 

Quarterly Wellbeing Days – TBC FREE 

Parents and Carers Socials – TBC cost dependent on activity 

Counselling – allocated sessions (waiting list) £11 

Useful Podcasts

The Different Minds: A Podcast Series about Neurodiversity by Broadcaster John Offord. This excellent series, which is free for anyone to download, features John talking to people from all walks of life, including some well-known individuals like Chris Packham, Simon Baron-Cohen and Judy Singer, who talk about the different ways our brains can work and interpret information.

The Neurodivergent Woman : A podcast hosted by a clinical psychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist which discuss the broad spectrum of neurodivergences and the crossovers between them. You don’t have to be a woman or have to have daughters to find the really clear and easily accessible in formation they share relevant. They offer well researched and up to date information and terminology and cover a wide range of topics. Although broadcast from Australia, they reference systems and research from the UK and USA.

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