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Educating your disabled child – how to decide what's best

18th February 2020
If your child has special educational needs and disability, or SEND as it’s more commonly known, deciding what school to send them to is a daunting task. Mainstream schools and SEND schools both have their pros and cons. In this episode, we look at education for disabled children and ask how you can decide what’s best for your child. To explore this issue, Pod-Ability host Dan White, himself a parent to disabled daughter Emily, is joined by Yvonne Newbold, author of the book 'The Special Parents Handbook'. She is a parent to three SEND children. Also joining Dan, is Martina Piantina, whose son Karl has cerebral palsy and is a Variety beneficiary.