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  Transition to Adulthood Workshops

Transition to adulthood workshops for parents of Autistic young people ages 14-25.

Day 1- Thinking about planning for the future. How do you start? Who do you need to involve and what do you need to consider?

Day 2- Your rights and entitlements with reference to SEND law and policy, The Care Act and claiming PIP. What are the ‘goal posts’ and how can you negotiate them?

The course will be run by Debbie Waters


The Workshops will be on Tuesday 19th November from 9.30am until 2.30pm and Tuesday 26th November from 9.30am until 2.30pm at Pendleton Gateway, Salford M6 5FX.

We would need all participants to take part in both days and places are limited so booking is essential.

If you need more details please get in touch with Mari on

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Manchester Hospital School

Welcome to our website! I do hope you find the information useful and that you are encouraged to find out more about our school.

We are a maintained special school, with a DfE number and a governing body. We work in partnership with all Manchester Schools and all provisions for children too unwell to attend their usual school including Hospital schools and Medical PRUS.

I am a member of the Manchester Schools Alliance Board. Our school is a founding member of the National Association for Hospital Education where I am one of the directors. In this way, we are at the forefront of all developments locally, nationally and internationally. We have school rooms and teach on the wards at most Manchester hospitals and we are also responsible for a day school, the Leo Kelly Centre on Dickenson Road. We also teach students at Galaxy House School which is an inpatient CAMHS provision.

All students are placed with us by health professionals, not the Local Authority, because their health needs prevent them from accessing education in a school. Manchester Hospital School has been recognised by Ofsted as a good school. Manchester council has asked us to provide teaching in the home or community for children who reside in Manchester and are not in hospital, but are too unwell to attend school.

We are honoured to work with so many inspiring children and young people in all our settings across the city. No matter how long or short their stay, we aim to make everyone welcomed and feel part of our school. We know children and young people worry about falling behind their peers if they have to miss time at school. Families worry about this too. Our school works hard to ensure that when they are well enough, children and young people can access their education and make outstanding progress with their learning. We liaise with ‘home’ schools and our students do make great progress when they are with us. We work closely with families and health professionals too. This enables us to have a good understanding about barriers to learning and to make sure each person has their own individual learning plan which makes learning engaging and fun!

I hope you find the information you are looking for on our website but if not please do get in touch as we always welcome feedback from our students, our families and our partners.

Janet Doherty,