Returning to School During COVID-19 : Information and Resources

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Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Online

Communication on the Autistic Spectrum - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

About the course This workshop is delivered by Aspie Trainers, a project which supports autistic adults to design and deliver engaging, high quality autism training which mixes thorough and up-to-date research and theory with the practical lived experiences of the trainers themselves. This is a 2 hour workshop for parents, carers and family members of children and young people. By the end of thi...
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Online

Sibling Support for families with SEN children - Online

This short online taster is for parents/carers of a child with SEND, and you child(ren). Learn helpful ideas to support them and their relationship with their SEN sibling. You can book this course on the Aspire website https://www.aspiresussex.org.uk/topic/family-learning/wider-family-learning/ - or visit Aspire’s page and look under Family Learning courses. This course is free. ...
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
World Wide Web

Challengers Virtual Youth Scheme

Challengers will be running fun and engaging virtual sessions for young people of all abilities. There will be two youth clubs a week with different activities for all interests and abilities. Sessions are open to 12 to 18 year olds and offered free of charge. Sessions will last anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes and feature an activity or interactive elements, including dancing, quizzes, animals,...
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
World Wide Web

Challengers Virtual Youth Scheme

Challengers will be running fun and engaging virtual sessions for young people of all abilities. There will be two youth clubs a week with different activities for all interests and abilities. Sessions are open to 12 to 18 year olds and offered free of charge. Sessions will last anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes and feature an activity or interactive elements, including dancing, quizzes, animals,...
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Online

Sensory Processing (for parents and carers) - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Delivered by Aspens on behalf of West Sussex Mind Sensory processing differences are a common trait of autism. Because of the autistic wiring of the brain, sensory stimuli can be processed in a different way making the world around them overwhelming and unpredictable. Such differences can have a severe impact on a child’s anxiety, learning, engagement and well-being. This session aims to provide ...
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Online

Self Harm and Autism - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Self Harm and Autism About the course At this workshop, we explore the triggers, behaviours and functions of self-harming in autistic children and young people. We will also look at strategies and resources that could support you and your child. To book your place, please go to westsussexmind.eventbrite.com ...
Thursday, 5 November 2020
N/A

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 [email protected]
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Virtual

Disordered Eating and autism related food issues

In this session the trainer, Jenny Langley, will provide an update on eating disorders and disordered eating patterns among the youth of today, including acknowledgement of common autism related eating issues. Jenny will provide an update of what we know about autism and eating disorders and what the latest research has found. In addition, Jenny will provide practical tips on how parents can deal w...
Monday, 9 November 2020
World Wide Web

Challengers Virtual Youth Scheme

Challengers will be running fun and engaging virtual sessions for young people of all abilities. There will be two youth clubs a week with different activities for all interests and abilities. Sessions are open to 12 to 18 year olds and offered free of charge. Sessions will last anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes and feature an activity or interactive elements, including dancing, quizzes, animals,...
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Virtual via Zoom

Virtual Pop-Up - 'Talking Heads' - Universal Credit & Tax Credits

This mini series of four will be delivered by Robert Hayes, Wefare Benefits Advisor, accompanied by West Sussex Parent Carer Forum Trustee, Lindsey Butterfield. There are a maximum of 15 places available which will be distributed on a first come first served basis, if the session is oversubscribed we will keep a waiting list. At the end of the session there will be time for any further questions ...
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
N/A

Making Sense of Education Health Care Needs Assessments and Plans

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 during the COVID19 Pandemic? If you are unsure about the process and would like to get more information, then you may benefit from attending this workshop. West Sussex SENDIAS will give an overview of what happens duri...
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Horsham

Reaching Higher SEND Table Tennis Course

Fancy learning some table tennis tricks, meeting new people and having heaps of fun? The sessions are aimed at children and young people, aged eight and over, with special educational needs and disabilities, along with their siblings and friends. Ian Ford (ETTA UKCC Level 3 qualified and experienced coach) will be coaching, alongside trained and experienced support workers. There will be skill l...