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Free ADD-Vance Workshops Spring 2021

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Please find below a flyer advertising the free online workshops offered to parents and carers of those with diagnoses of (or suspected) ADHD or Autism. These can be booked by following the link on the flyer.

I understand that new dates have been published for the very popular 5-week course, ‘Understanding ADHD and Autism’. Booking for this will open on Monday 1st February and the courses get booked up very quickly indeed. Please contact me (senco@wransom.herts.sch.uk) if you would be interested in booking onto the 5-week course and I will find out more details.

Beginning of the Journey – Understanding the SEN World

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NESSie are offering a forum which aims to:

  • Help parents to develop an understanding of and the language of the SEN system 
  • Support parents to understand and describe their child’s needs 
  • Discuss how best to work effectively in partnership with professionals. 
  • Provide a space to explore how to manage the pressures of supporting a child/ren with additional needs.

Date/Time
Monday, 25 January 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Book your place here:https://nessieined.com/events/beginning-of-the-journey-understanding-the-sen-world/

Courses for Parents from ‘Contact’

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The national charity Contact (formerly Contact a Family) has arranged a series of free virtual workshops on an number of different topics.  Please click onto the appropriate link below to book onto a workshop.  They are continually adding new dates, so if there is not a workshop suitable for you do try again later. There is a website link at the end.

How To Handle Meetings – for parents/carers of children with additional needs
Develop your skills for online and face2face meetings with professionals. Feel more confident and better able to express yourself when discussing your child’s specialist needs, to make the right decisions and get the right support for them. 
Tuesday 1st December  10:00 am
Book now via Eventbrite
Wednesday 2nd December  7:30 pm
Book now via Eventbrite
Wednesday 9th December  10:00 am
Book now via Eventbrite

Money Matters – for parents/carers of children with additional needs
An overview of benefits, DLA, Carers Allowance, grants available, discounts on utilities, leisure, discounts for carers. Accessing services for support with applications. Local information and helplines. Dispelling myths around benefits. Also covers Covid 19-related financial updates.
Wednesday 18th November  10:00 am
Book now via Eventbrite

Wellbeing for parents/carers of children with additional needs
Understand clearly what stress is & how it affects you. Identify new ways of coping with stress & reducing your stress levels. Try new stress busting ideas until you find ones that fit with you! 
Friday 6th November  10:00 am
Book now via Eventbrite
Thursday 12th November  10:00 am
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Wednesday 18th November  7:30 pm
Book now via Eventbrite

Helping your child sleep
Gain a better understanding of sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur for young children and possible causes. The importance of sleep and the effect on the whole family. Suggestions for what might help and where to get support.
Tuesday 17th November  7:30 pm
Book now via Eventbrite

Support for speech and language issues in children
This workshop will help you to think about how you can best communicate with your child and how you can share this knowledge with those in their early years and school settings.
Tuesday 10th November  10:00 am
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Tuesday 24th November  10:00 am
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Wednesday 25th November  10:00 am
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All this information can also be found on the following link to the Contact website:  
 https://contact.org.uk/about-us/family-workshops/

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