The resource was written and produced by Maggie Cleary, CEO of STRM – SEND the Right Message Registered Charity, Paula Farrow CEO and Sam Read of MyOTAS (My Own Time And Space) Charity and Katrina Farrall from Essex Family Forum.
The feedback was presented to the Joint Commissioning Board in Essex, which commissions services across Education, Health, and Social Care. They fully supported the project, recognising how valuable this information would be.
We understand that finding helpful information can be challenging, and we aim to make the process easier for families in need. Our pack includes information about the diagnosis process, helping your child at school, health and well-being, and much more. We also shared our experiences, hints, and tips, as well as those of parents, carers, and young people across Essex, Southend, and Thurrock.
Our resource contains signposts to valuable books, blogs, and online resources that our writing team have used and found helpful in their journeys as parents.