pdnet provides support for professionals in education who promote positive outcomes for children and young people with a physical disability.
Formed in 1999 as NNATPIP (National Network of Advisory Teachers for Physically Impaired Pupils) and changed it's name in 2014 to pdnet to reflect the changing group membership. pdnet operates at at a regional and national level. The national committee comprises of elected officers who also contribute to the regional groups. To locate your nearest group please visit the contact us page.
pdnet is purely voluntary, with free membership and no salaried staff.
pdnet believes that every child with a physical impairment should:
- Be entitled to personal, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
- Be given the opportunity to achieve his/ her potential in learning.
- Have educational systems personally designed to take into account their needs.
- Have access to high quality and appropriate education which supports their independence and social development.
pdnet exists to:
- Build a network of professionals which reflects the views of its members.
- Provide the means and opportunities for members to air concerns, disseminate and share expertise and knowledge.
- Contirbute to the formulation and development of policy in this area at a local and national level