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Transport Discussion & Lots More...

Transport Discussion - Wednesday 17th October 2018

Our family group this month welcomes a guest Julie Lucas (Consultant working within council) to discuss how the transport system can be made better - looking for your recommendations and discussions on how this can be improved.

You will still have opportunity to access our Face 2 Face scheme and also we will provide drinks and lovely treats! Look forward to welcoming you - your wider family and children too. This discussion is taking place at Hollinswood Community Centre, please note the room is upstairs and there is a lift available. To register your interest, please click the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/696604130693271/

SEN Magazine - October Newsletter 

SEN Magazine's October Newsletter contains articles about, Early Support for Cerebral Palsy, Pathological Demand Avoidance and lots more. Please click the following link for the full Newsletter: https://senmagazine.co.uk/Newsletter/​

Half Term Activities at The Albrighton Trust Moat and Gardens

Wednesday 31st October - Wild about Nature, the sessions are being held at 10am and 1pm, £5 per person.

Thursday 1st November - Coached Angling, the sessions are being held at 10am and 1pm, £5 per person.

Albrighton Trust are also running the following activities for Christmas:

Saturday 8th December - Make your own Reindeer, sessions are being held at 10am and 1pm, £10 per person.

Santa will also be visiting the moat on Saturday 22nd December. Gold package £10 or Platinum package £15.

More information will be sent out in November, but if you would like to book a place, please call them on 01902 372441.

IASS Survey

Please help us to develop the IASS (previously Parent Partnership Service) by completing our short survey - whether you have used them or not - your views are equally as important - thank you.


The Blinks - Books to Support Children's Emotional Well-Being

We have got the The Blinks books in the hub and we're inviting the lady who writes them to Telford, watch out for a date soon. 

‘‘The Blinks’ is a series of story books for children and young people created by Andrea Chatten, a highly experienced Practitioner and Expert in the Psychology of Children’s Social, Emotional & Behavioural issues. She is also the go to Psychologist to the BBC on such issues. Over the years she has developed lots of psychological practice to improve children's emotional well-being for happier lives. More information is available on the website: http://theblinks.co.uk/​

The Ice Cream Farm - New Autism Friendly Sessions

The Ice Cream Farm are excited to now be hosting regular Autism sessions from 9am-11am on the first Saturday of each month. They will open to the general public at 10am, however any families there for the Autism session will receive a discounted price of £2.50 per child on attractions until 11am.

EHC Plans: Understanding Legal Framework/Content - Two Free Workshops***PLACES STILL AVAILABLE***

A series of two FREE workshops for parents of disabled and special needs children, ran via Contact with Gurvinder Kaur, a specialist solicitor in Public Law, SEN and Community Care issues:

To book, email: westmids.office@contact.org.uk or call 0121 274 0437

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour from 6th October to 13th October

From the 6th October to 13th October 2018, shops and businesses participating in the National Autistic Society's Autism Hour are turning down music and other noise, dimming the lights and have shared information about autism with their employees. 

To find out which shops and businesses are taking part, please click the following link: https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/tmi/autism-hour/map.aspx​

Come and join us at our Family Groups...

Thursday 11th October 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 7pm-9pm at The Elephant and Castle Pub, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET

Wednesday 17th October 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW

Friday 26th October 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Dawley Town Hall (opposite Langley School/CAMHS) New Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 3JR

Sunday 28th October 2018: PODS 10th Anniversary Childrens Party from 9.30am-11.00am at the Wacky Warehouse, Bridge Builder Pub, Wrekin Retail Park, Arleston, Telford, TF1 2DE

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