ADHD and Me – Book by Claire Ryan

December 1st 2019

Here is a ADHD and Me flyer from Claire Ryan, who came to speak at our Coffee Morning in October.  I enjoyed her new book in its’ simple, straightforward way, with nice illustrations & quotes too!  Lots of helpful advice on ADHD.

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Soli Lazarus – ADHD talk

November 20th 2019

It was a great talk at this morning’s coffee meeting by Soli Lazarus of Yellow Sun.  She talked about the basics of ADHD and how parents and schools can support children with this diagnosis.  Soli has a B.Ed (Cons) in Psychology and is also the mum of a son with…

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New short breaks service for children

November 15th 2019

Action for Children will continue to deliver targeted short breaks under the new contract starting from 1 October 2019. Details can be found in ‘Children’s Short Breaks Strategy for 2018 to 2022’  which Bucks County Council developed with FACT Bucks. The strategy aims to: support disabled children and young people…

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Announcing the new SEND Community Alliance!

November 7th 2019

This is fantastic news!  Special Needs Jungle, SEND Action and SEND National Crisis, though they still remain their own entities have now joined forces in a new SEND Community Alliance.  This will increase our campaign power and make us so much stronger together!  Read SNJ’s article here: https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/launching-send-community-alliance-an-independent-campaign-group/

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BBC 4 You & Yours – Sossen discusses tribunals and postponements

November 7th 2019

SOS! SEN and others talk about tribunals, their delays and the problems this causes for families.  The Ministry of Justice says they are recruiting more judges to deal with the current backlog. However, thinking about it, surely this would not be necessary if the Government and LAs did their jobs…

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ADHD Talk – Claire Ryan

November 2nd 2019

At the last coffee morning (23rd October), we had the pleasure of listening to a talk by Claire Ryan, founder of ChatterPack, a website for those looking for resources and advice about ADHD.  She herself has ADHD and gave us a wonderful insight into what growing up was like for…

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World Autism Week

September 11th 2019

World Autism Week is 30th March to 5th April 2020 and is being promoted through the National Autistic Society.   There are many ways to get involved – find out more here.    

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SEND National Crisis

September 11th 2019

We are trying to arrange a meeting with the Council, so do let me know if you have any points to raise via our SPACE email address.

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Let the Government know your experience

March 28th 2018

The Government has announced a new review of school exclusions in England. This will look at the rise in the number of children and young people being excluded from school, and the fact that certain groups of children are more likely than others to be excluded. The Government wants to understand…

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BBC: BBC National Orchestra concert for audience with autism

July 5th 2017

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has staged its first concert designed for audiences with autism, learning disabilities and sensory loss. The event, known as a relaxed concert, was held at St David’s Hall in Cardiff. It will be repeated during the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on…

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