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  • Implementing the SEND reforms: Joint commissioning for children and young people with SLCN- report available now

    The Communication Trust, as secretariat to The Communication Council and in partnership with Better Communication CIC, has published a free online report on joint commissioning for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  The report aims to provide readers with practical information regarding commissioning for SLCN services within the context of implementing the SEND reforms.    

  • 2014 Minithon - take on a 5k run or walk for ACE

    Perfect weather for training for a 5k! Dates have just been confirmed for the 2014 Minithon. Take on a 5k run or walk for ACE Centre this autumn.

  • Presentations from the Network day - 24th June 2014 - Oxford

    Martin Pistorius: author of the compelling novel, Ghost Boy, gives a personal insight into his story and his experience of AAC. Martin_Pistorius-24_June_2014-An_AAC_users_perspective.pdf Anna Reeves, ACE Centre manager and member of the AAC subgroup overseeing the transition to the new AAC Commissioning arrangements gives an update on progress to date. Accessing_AAC_services-_AER_June2014.pdf What’s new in assistive technology: the latest developments in the field of assistive technology for com...

  • Revised SEND Code of Practice

    Here is a summary of the references to commissioning AAC services and equipment within the latest revision of the SEND Code of Practice, which once approved by Parliament will come into force on 1st September 2014. Whilst this applies in the main to maintained schools, pupil referral units, academies and free schools and non-maintained special schools for children and young people aged 0 – 25 years, it will be of significant interest to local commissioners who may have responsibility for joint c...

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