Published Sunday, May 31, 2015 by

EHC Needs Assessment - Past the First Hurdle

what is took to get a yes to doing an ehc needs assessment

This week we were told by the LA that they had reconsidered our case, and will carry out an EHC needs assessment for our Son, just a week before we were due to go to mediation.

We were beyond excited and relieved to get that phone call as it has been a long 3 months. In that time we have had some highs and lows, as we struggled to gather together the evidence required to support our EHC needs assessment request.

Finally our perseverance in trying to get assessments and reports from every professional we could self-refer to, seems to be paying off.

The Road Ahead


8 weeks before a decision is taken on whether an EHC plan is needed for our Son

We are very much aware that this is only the first hurdle that we have managed to overcome, however we are a little more hopeful. Fingers crossed, we now have enough evidence now to support getting a plan in place with an adequate level of support.



Have you been through the EHC Assessment process - how did you approach it and what was your journey like? It would be great to hear about your experiences, so future parents have more insight into what to expect ...