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Wednesday, 10 November 2021
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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, 11 November 2021
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Umbrellas Virtual Support Group

Virtual Support Group for parent-carers of children/young people with additional needs or a disability attending mainstream or a special needs school in West Sussex. The sessions are run on a weekly basis and are up to an hour and half long, but you are welcome to come along at any point to be involved and leave when you want to. Please contact Hannah Delmar-Addy at hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk...
Thursday, 11 November 2021
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Making Sense of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

This workshop, delivered by Lizzie Batten from Amaze, is aimed at parent-carers of young people (aged 15+) with Additional Needs and Disabilities who would like to find out about applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The session will cover the process of starting a claim, the rates at which PIP is payable and how decisions are made, strategies for making a strong claim, face to face as...
Friday, 12 November 2021
Chichester

Little PACSO - Chichester sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to c...
Monday, 15 November 2021
Bognor Regis

Little PACSO - Bognor sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to c...
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Littlehampton

Little PACSO - Littlehampton sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to c...
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Worthing

Worthing Umbrellas

Umbrellas is a support group for parent carers of children and young people with special additional needs and disabilities. Children are welcome to attend with their parent/carer, but please note that child care is not provided. ...
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
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Making Sense of Education Health Care Needs Assessments and Plans

This is a workshop for Parent-Carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in West Sussex. Delivered via Zoom by West Sussex SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS) What is an EHCP? How does it work? What is the guidance for EHC needs assessments and plans? If you are unsure about the process and would like to get more information, then you may benefit from...
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Managing Anxiety

Session 3 Wellbeing Workshop - Managing Anxiety This six week course for parent-carers offers you the opportunity to explore some of the essential elements of wellbeing. Our personal and social wellbeing helps us to develop good relationships, feel connected to others and improves our resilience, empathy, and adaptability. The course includes a blend of wellbeing and mindfulness workshops designe...
Thursday, 18 November 2021
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Umbrellas Virtual Support Group

Virtual Support Group for parent-carers of children/young people with additional needs or a disability attending mainstream or a special needs school in West Sussex. The sessions are run on a weekly basis and are up to an hour and half long, but you are welcome to come along at any point to be involved and leave when you want to. Please contact Hannah Delmar-Addy at hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk...
Friday, 19 November 2021
Chichester

Little PACSO - Chichester sessions

Little PACSO is a unique toddler group for children 0-5 years with additional needs / disabilities and their siblings to play together. FREE (donations welcome) Enjoy toys & activities, sensory play, messy play, singing and lots of fun! Meet other parent carers and their children. If your child is at nursery on these dates, you can still join us for a cuppa and a chat! If you would like to c...
Friday, 19 November 2021
Worthing

Worthing Umbrellas

Umbrellas is a support group for parent carers of children and young people with special additional needs and disabilities. Children are welcome to attend with their parent/carer, but please note that child care is not provided. ...