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Thursday, 8 September 2022
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Making Sense of Masking

People on the autistic spectrum often use the strategy of masking or camouflaging when responding to the demands of varying contexts. It is a coping strategy frequently used by autistic children and young people, particularly in the school setting, but can cause them significant stress. This workshop will help you to understand and recognise the signs and impact of masking, and look at ways to hel...
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
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Making Sense of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

In this workshop, delivered by Lizzie Batten from Amaze, you will find out how to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA), how the process works, the various rates, understanding how decisions are made, tips for making a strong claim and appealing a decision. This workshop will also be useful to parents/carers who are facing completing a renewal as it will provide you with up to date informati...
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Active Listening

Making Sense of Wellbeing - Resilience Skills and Strategies This twelve 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 w...
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
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Making Sense of Adult Life - Supporting Adolescents (11+)

This workshop is aimed at parent/carers of young people aged 11+ with special educational needs and/or disabilities living in West Sussex. Adolescence is a time many parents approach with trepidation. Having heard all the horror stories, myths and rumours this is perhaps understandable. But what is really going on? Why are the teenage years so different from childhood and adulthood? Do young peopl...
Thursday, 15 September 2022
Worthing

Parent Carer Community Coffee Morning - SAND Bay, Worthing

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. We are also pleased to be able to have this Parent Carer Community Coffee morning at SAND Bay which is based in Worthing. SAN...
Thursday, 15 September 2022
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Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This online workshop will help parents and carers to gain an understanding of ADHD in children and young people and its impact on behaviour, relationships and day-to-day life. You will leave with a basic toolkit of strategies that enable positive behaviour, successful relationships and reaching potential in and out of school and will be signposted to local, national and international resources ava...
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Portslade

Adur `Open to All` Carers Group

An opportunity for Carers to meet within a confidential environment, to access support, gain information and peer engagement! This group is open to all carers to talk about their caring role, to meet & chat with other carers and to access information and support from our Carer Wellbeing Worker and Age UK Community Liaison Worker This group meeting will give you the chance & space to discu...
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Mindfulness: Listening to your inner experience

Making Sense of Wellbeing - Resilience Skills - Session 2. This twelve 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 wor...
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Shoreham,

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 two day course has been designed to provide an introduction on all the key issues parent-carers will encounter as your children grow and develop. It aims to empower parents of children unde...
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Crawley

Expert Parent Programme (EPP) Mental Health

Expert Parent Programme workshop for Parents Carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) who have Mental Health needs This workshop is for Parent Carers of children and young people with SEND who have Mental Health needs (diagnosed and undiagnosed) to help you understand and navigate the current health system specific to your child’s needs.  Using f...
Thursday, 22 September 2022
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Making Sense of Meetings and Paperwork

This is a workshop for Parent-Carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in West Sussex. When you have a child with additional needs managing medical appointments, school meetings, disability benefits and all of the paperwork these produce can seem like a full time and very stressful job. In this workshop we will explore ways to help you keep on top of your child’s suppo...
Monday, 26 September 2022
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Making Sense of Anxiety in Adolescence (11+)

This workshop is aimed at parent/carers of young people aged 11+ who feel anxious, worried or stressed. It will introduce ‘anxiety’ and its symptoms, offer ideas for helping in the moment, suggest ways to support your young person to be able to manage, and provide a few tips for looking after yourself along the way. Please note our workshops are for parent carers, if you are a professional please ...