School Transport post 16 – Contact

February 24th 2020

Here’s an article recently posted on Facebook about school transport.  Contact are part of a campaign to bring about change in this area. See also the Close the Loop campaign (also on Facebook) if you’d like to join and be part of the campaign.  So many of us are affected…

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NAS South Bucks Speaker Event – Smith and Spoons: Inspiring Achievement in Young People with ADHD & Autism

January 23rd 2020

Speaker Event – Smith and Spoons: Inspiring Achievement in Young People with ADHD & Autism. Thursday 13 February St Teresa Catholic Church- Parish Centre, Beaconsfield – 7.30pm   Free, to book – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smith-and-spoonsinspiring-achievement-in-young-people-with-adhd-autism-tickets-83898279011

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Understanding Autism, a course for parents and the practitioners supporting their child

January 23rd 2020

Understanding Autism A course for parents and the practitioners supporting their child, delivered by the Licensed EarlyBird Trainers in Buckinghamshire. Saturday 21st March 2020, 10.00 to 15.00 at the Abbey Centre, Aylesbury 200321-parents-event-autism

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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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