Help young people like Manveer with special educational needs

Help young people like Manveer

For young people with developmental delays like 17 year old Manveer, being excitable, overbearing and immature makes it difficult for him to integrate and make friends.

Manveer attends a local Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) school. He is sociable, chatty and loves to take part in as many activities as he can, but is described as having developmental delays.

He is very immature for his age and struggles to understand appropriate social boundaries. His biggest hope is to make friends, but since starting at the school the teachers have noticed the hope turn to desperation. They have tried to encourage bonds with other students and despite a few short term successes, his overbearing and full-on behaviour is too much.

His parents have become a mystery to his teachers. They have never attended a parents evening or drop him off or pick him up at the school gates. Despite trying to make contact by phone the school now understand from Manveer that his mum can’t speak English and his dad is always at work. Without support from his parents, and his teachers struggling to help him socially integrate with his classmates, concerns are growing that his mental health is beginning to suffer. Desperate to make friends and share some fun and laughter, Manveer through no fault of his own, is becoming increasingly lost.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Manveer signed up to the Action4Youth NCS programme and was assigned a 1:1 support worker. The support worker was with Manveer at all times and helped him to get to know the other people in his team and guided him with his social interactions. By the second week of the programme Manveer had established a group of friends, and his teammates helped and supported him with all the activities.

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Action4Youth is here for every child and young person, regardless of background or ability. We work to ensure that all have the chance to enter adulthood as positive, confident members of the community. No–one should be abandoned, neglected, deprived of hope, opportunity or aspiration.

For young people like Manveer, we can provide appropriate guidance and intervention to help them socially interact with other people, learn new skills and find new friends.

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It doesn't have to be this way - please help young people like Manveer

Every young person deserves support to help them socially interact, learn new skills and make new friends. For young people like Manveer who was becoming increasingly isolated, this extra help can make a big difference to their wellbeing and their futures. Please help the young people in our community by donating or fundraising for Action4Youth. 

Jenifer Cameron, CEO, Action4Youth

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