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November News...

SEN Support

The following link contains details of what schools must be offering at SEN Support level, all schools should have information on their website. If not, let us know please!


Contact - Information on Benefits and Tax Credits

It's important to ensure that you are getting all the help you are entitled to, you can find a range of information here from Contact: https://www.contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/benefits-financial-help/benefits-and-tax-credits/

EarlyBird Programme

EarlyBird Course information is now live on the Local Offer. EarlyBird (National Autistic Society) provides courses and information for families who have a child on the Autistic Spectrum and is available locally. When clicking on the links below, select Care Services and scroll down to EarlyBird Programme:



Inclusive Carol Service - Saturday 8th December 2018

Shrewsbury United Reformed Church will be hosting ‘Disability and Jesus’ on Saturday 8th December.
The Church is accessible for wheelchair users and the following will form part of the service: BSL (British Sign-language), Makaton, Large Print, Braille, Clear Print and a quiet space will be provided. 
The service will be suitable for adults and children. Refreshments will be served. 
For more information, please see the poster below:

Dimensions - November Autism Friendly Screenings

Dimensions work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host autism friendly screenings at over 300 cinemas nationwide.

On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment. Please click the following link for November's screenings: https://www.dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/autism-friendly-cinema-screenings/​

Autism West Midlands Newsletter

Autism West Midlands latest Newsletter contains information on their Festive Sock Day, and their Upcoming Events, to read more, please click the following link: https://mailchi.mp/autismwestmidlands.org.uk/febnewsletter-2659609?e=74f77afbb6​

Telford & Wrekin Council Library Events

Telford & Wrekin Libraries have lots of exciting events coming up, including Lego Clubs, Board Games Social Groups, Bounce & Rhyme and Christmas Fayres! To see a full list of events and book your place, please click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/telford-amp-wrekin-libraries-10043874392​

PODS Family Christmas Party!!

On Sunday 2nd December 2018 At The Valley Hotel, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, Telford, TF8 7DW

Come and join us for this years Christmas Party! The whole family is welcome and we have a very special guest visitor, Santa himself. The party starts at 4pm and lasts to till 10pm, buffet food will be served at 6pm, please feel free to join us for as long or as little as you like. All members of families living in Telford and Wrekin, from kids to adults are all more than welcome to join in the festive fun. Children/Young people or even adults if you wish will be able to visit Santa, all children/young people will receive a Christmas gift from Santa. There will be a disco along with traditional party games for the children and maybe the adults too!!! We hope to see you there. If there are any dietary requirements please let us know. Any questions or for more Information please contact elaine@podstelford.org

To book your tickets, please click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pods-family-christmas-party-tickets-51866988559?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Come and join us at our Family Groups...

Thursday 8th November 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 7pm-9pm at The Elephant and Castle Pub, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET

Wednesday 21st November 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW

Sunday 25th November 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11am at the Wacky Warehouse, Bridge Builder Pub, Wrekin Retail Park, Arleston, Telford, TF1 2DE

Friday 30th November 2018: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at Dawley Town Hall (opposite Langley School/CAMHS) New Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 3JR

Thank you for reading our latest bulletin.

Kerrie Seagrave

Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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