Macular Society launches new Working Age and Young People’s Service

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6 December 2019
Source: Macular Society

Leading national sight loss charity the Macular Society has launched a dedicated new service for younger and working age people with macular disease. The Working Age and Young People’s Service has been set up to provide a comprehensive range of support, specially tailored to meet the needs of younger people with sight loss and their families. Through the new service,

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British Blind Sport partner with University of Central Lancashire and Thomas Pocklington Trust for important children research piece

3 December 2019
Source: British Blind Sport

        British Blind Sport is pleased to announce a year-long partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to undertake research investigating the physical development rates of children with sight loss compared to their sighted peers. The research project will explore whether any link exists between a child’s sight levels and physical health

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National Center for Health Statistics: Vision Testing Among Children Aged 3–5 Years in the United States, 2016–2017

25 November 2019
Source: National Center for Health Statistics

Key findings   Data from the National Health Interview Survey During 2016–2017, 63.5% of children aged 3–5 years had ever had their vision tested by a doctor or other health professional. Hispanic children (58.6%) were less likely to have ever had their vision tested compared with non-Hispanic white children (65.4%). Receipt of a vision test increased with increasing parental educational

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Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2018

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7 November 2019
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2018 27 September 2018

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House of Commons Education Committee: Special educational needs and disabilities First Report of Session 2019–20

1 November 2019
Source: House of Commons Education Committee

Summary In 2014, Parliament legislated with the intention of transforming the educational experiences of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The reforms were ambitious: the Children and Families Bill sought to place young people at the heart of the system. However, as we set out in this report, that ambition remains to be realised. Let down

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Agenda for Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee 2019

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25 October 2019
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee, 7 November 2019

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Thomas Pocklington Trust Response to the House of Commons Education Committee Special educational needs and disabilities First Report of Session 2019–20

24 October 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Overview The Select Committees findings are damning and show what we have long suspected and known, that the system with the right intentions to support children and young people with SEND needs is failing the very people it is meant to help. “This generation is being let down—the reforms have not done enough to join the dots, to bring people

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Introducing the VICTA Parent Portal

24 October 2019
Source: VICTA

The one stop information hub for all parents and carers raising a child with a vision Impairment. From assistive technology to leisure activities, education to financial support, the answers to your questions can be found on the portal. Over the years, we have heard parents describe the endless hours they would spend trawling the internet trying to find the information

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