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Wednesday, 5 October 2022
Littlehampton

Parent Carer Financial Toolkit

Join Rhiannon Gogh, (FPFS) of Planit Future Financial Limited to understand the ‘Financial Need to Knows’ for parent carers of a vulnerable child. 📆Wednesday 5th October ⏰10:30am to 11:30am 📍Via Zoom (online) This workshop is free and delivered securely via Zoom, with other parent carers. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. 💥The Booking Form for this event w...
Wednesday, 5 October 2022
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Making Sense of It All Foundation Course

Has your child been recently identified as having additional needs? Do you find the systems and support for special educational needs confusing? Would you benefit from a broad overview of how it all works? This three-part course has been designed to provide an introduction on all the key issues parents/carers will encounter as your children grow and develop. It aims to empower parents of children...
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Burgess Hill

Parent Carer Community Coffee Morning

Have a child or young person with SEND? Then come down and enjoy a coffee morning with West Sussex Parent Carer Forum and other Parent Carers. Your child does not need a confirmed diagnosis for you to attend, Forum staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. More information about this event is to follow! 💙 In order to receive the booking form for this event when released, you MUS...
Thursday, 6 October 2022
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Umbrellas Online

We are running virtual groups weekly as well as in-person events monthly at Billingshurst, Littlehampton and Worthing, contact hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk Umbrellas is a support group for parent carers of children and young people with special additional needs and disabilities. What we do: Umbrellas is a great opportunity to meet other parent carers and share ideas. Talk freely and get inform...
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Thursday, 6 October 2022
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Making Sense of SEN Support at School

This online workshop is aimed at parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities (SEND) who want to have an understanding of what schools need to be doing to support you and your child where there is no Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Please note this workshop is not suitable for parents who already have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) in place for their chi...
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Support at School

This online workshop is aimed at parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities (SEND) who want to have an understanding of what schools need to be doing to support you and your child where there is no Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Please note this workshop is not suitable for parents who already have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) in place for their child...
Friday, 7 October 2022
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Understanding Autism

Free online workshop for parents and carers of children and young people who may be or are on the Autistic spectrum. Learn more about your child/young persons diagnosis and how Autism and social communication difficulties may impact upon them in the home, school and wider community. We will look at the autism profile, sensory sensitivities and helpful strategies for supporting your child. You will...
Sunday, 9 October 2022
Horsham

Wizard of Oz storytelling & craft sessions

To get home, the Witch of the North tells Dorothy to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City and ask the great Wizard of Oz to help her get back to Kansas. Along the way Dorothy meets TikTok the digi-bird and, of course, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the not-so ferocious Lion, who also wish to ask the Wizard for something. Come and join Dorothy and her new friends as they journey over treach...
Sunday, 9 October 2022
Horsham

Wizard of Oz storytelling & craft sessions

To get home, the Witch of the North tells Dorothy to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City and ask the great Wizard of Oz to help her get back to Kansas. Along the way Dorothy meets TikTok the digi-bird and, of course, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the not-so ferocious Lion, who also wish to ask the Wizard for something. Come and join Dorothy and her new friends as they journey over treach...
Monday, 10 October 2022
Bosham

Parent and Toddler Dance Movement Psychotherapy Session

This session is a Dance Movement Psychotherapy session for 2-5 year olds. It’s aim is to give an early introduction to emotions, body awareness, and relationships. These sessions are therapeutic using dance, movement and sensory play. The centre is wheel chair accessible and has plenty of parking. Sessions can be booked via www.rainbowdrops.co.uk and are £5 per child. ...
Monday, 10 October 2022
Crawley

Promoting Emotional Well Being in School

Mental health issues are more prevalent among young people in recent years and the knock-on effects of these issues on children’s learning and development can be enormous. This session will investigate how anxiety can impact on learning and will provide the opportunity to discuss practical ideas to help build children’s resilience so that they can begin to cope with the challenges of everyday life ...