Preparing for the Big Move – Transition Looms!

Preparing for secondary school is daunting for any child. But for a child with autism or indeed any form of special eduational need, their transition from the security of a small primary school to a large mainstream secondary needs to be handled with particular care. Here we set out some top tips. Two years in…


25 Medical Teams, 8 Hospitals, and 6 Educational settings: Relationships with Professionals

  One of the parents Wraparound supports has very kindly written this heartfelt blog for us about her experience with the professionals involved in her son’s life. Until my eldest son was born, I was lucky enough to have very little experience of dealing with many professionals. I had never been in hospital, rarely visited…


Making Sense of Relationships with Professionals

Having a child with special needs often means you are forced to become involved in a world those parents who have children with no additional needs don’t have to. This new world involves coming into contact with professionals and services you may never have heard of before. This new world can be confusing and its…



We Won! Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation awards Wraparound prize for innovation 2018

GRANT GIVES GREATER MANCHESTER’S SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN GREATER SCHOOLING CHANCE A Manchester mum who has long championed practical support for special needs children and their families has been awarded £1,000 to further her efforts in helping ordinary families make sense of extraordinary circumstances. Elizabeth Stanley, Director of social enterprise, Wraparound Partnership, was gifted the prize…


Events and Workshops

Wraparound offers a programme of FREE events to support parent carers and professionals across Greater Manchester and beyond. Our mission is to simplify the world of special needs and empower you with the knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome for your child or the children and young people you work with. Come down, we’ll…


Making Sense of…one parent’s story

One of our parents writes about her experience raising children with special needs and how Wraparound helped her navigate the maize of services… Hello, I’m the mother of two wonderful children – my son, who is 11, and daughter who is 17, soon to be 18. Both Children have been Global Development Delays (GDD), although the…



Making Sense of Draft EHC Plans

So, you have a Draft EHC Plan, what next? If you need a bit of reassurance that you are doing the right thing, or some pointers in the right direction based on our experiences of supporting others, then you have come to the right place. A draft EHCP should come about because of one of…