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The Max Card can be provided to children, young people and young adults (0-25 years), living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, with additional needs, whether it is a physical, sensory, or a learning disability.
The Max Card is a ‘credit card size’ card which can be shown to certain organisations as proof of your child or young person’s disability. Families will also benefit from discounts at over 800 attractions nationwide. A full list of supporting attractions can be seen at My Max Card https://mymaxcard.co.uk/.
This is a new service offered by Achieving for Children, through the Children and Young People Disability Service (CYPDS) and there will be no personal cost to families for this card.
When you register for a Max Card the information you provide will:
Help us maintain the Disability Register
Support our planning for future services and identify any gaps in current service provision for children and young people with additional needs.
Ensure that families with a child or young person with additional needs are kept fully informed of issues that may affect them, and to advise them of relevant new services and opportunities.
If your child does not have an EHCP, you will need to provide evidence of your child or young person’s additional need/ disability e.g. GP or CAMHS letter or proof of DLA.
Adults aged 18 – 25 years who do not have an EHCP, will need to contact Adult Social Care, (https://www.optalis.org/contact-us)
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For a provision to be funded by the Local Authority, a child or young person will need to meet eligibility criteria and an assessment of need will be carried out to identify if provision is required.