Council forced to pay £2,000 for failing to find school for autistic child

Gloucestershire County Council was forced to pay £2,000 to a child with special educational needs after failing to provide education for him. Read more

Record-breaking wheelchair team pulls plane at Heathrow to help disabled flying charity

UK charity Aerobility has joined forces with British Airways and Heathrow Airport Ltd to set a new record for the Heaviest aircraft pulled over 100m by a wheelchair team. Read more

Deaf children fall behind at school, says charity

Deaf children in England are falling behind their classmates from primary school through to GCSE, analysis by the National Deaf Children's Society shows. Read more

Teaching Units for Deaf Children Keep Closing

Ten dedicated teaching units for deaf children in schools are being closed every year, according to a new report. Read more

No Deal Brexit Poses a Potentially Fatal Risk to Those with Epilepsy

A coalition of epilepsy and neurology organisations warn of the dangers in the event of a national medical shortage Read more

Call to Register Home-Schooled Children

Children taught at home should be recorded on a compulsory register, England's children's commissioner has said. Read more

Landmark judicial review hands schools more power to challenge council SEND placements

Schools are in a stronger position to push back against councils that order them to take a pupil whose special educational needs they are unable to meet following a landmark judicial review. Read more

Special needs overspend in eight out of 10 councils

English councils have overspent by at least £324m on their budgets for young adults and children with special needs this financial year, the BBC has found. Read more

‘This is another crack in the glass ceiling’: RSC casts disabled actors in new season

Artistic director Greg Doran hopes to ‘reflect the nation’ in boost to stage diversity Read more

Mother's appeal after boy diagnosed with autism when he just needed antibiotics

A mother is calling for greater awareness of a little-known condition she believes changed her easy-going son overnight. Read more

How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people

When a ‘chip and signature’ payment card is refused, the impact on a shopper’s dignity is huge Read more

Disability hate crime: Katie Price backed over online abuse by MPs

Self-regulation of social media "has failed disabled people", according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price. Read more

Changes to disability benefits cost £4bn in extra welfare payments

Changes to the disability benefits system that has caused huge hardship to some of the country’s most vulnerable people has cost the government more than £4bn more in extra welfare payments than ministers estimated. Read more

Funding Announced to Train 900 New Children's Social Workers

£45million to boost the number of trainees on the Frontline programme Read more

Families waiting too long for special needs support in England

Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan (EHC), the BBC has learned. Read more

Home Office trying to force two disabled children to leave country

Treatment of British-born children with complex disabilities breaches UK and UN law say experts Read more

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she's worked to create technology - now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) - to transform life for the visually impaired. Read more

Parents 'accused of exaggerating child illnesses'

Parents who say they have been accused of fabricating their disabled children's illnesses are being asked to "discuss concerns directly". Read more

Private Firms are Making Big Money out of Childrens Social Services

Companies have colonised social work, with those at the top taking the profits while families in difficulty continue to suffer Read more

Pioneering new approach to assessing pupils with complex disabilities to be introduced in schools

Pupils with multiple and complex needs will be assessed using a new ‘aspects of engagement’ approach. Read more

Family plea after Sheffield girl, who has PDA autism, is 'rejected by 26 schools'

Grace, has been rejected by dozens of school and her mother was told it may take over a year to find her a suitable placement Read more

'Shopping Can be so Embarrassing For Me'

Shopping can be frustrating at the best of times, but for many disabled people it comes with even more unnecessary challenges - narrow aisles, no step-free access, rushed shop assistants. Read more

‘Devastating’ cuts hit special educational needs

Many local authorities are plunging into the red to meet their obligations as spending trebles in three years Read more