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Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Shoreham

Shoreham Umbrellas

Support from fellow parent-carers is one of the most effective ways in which parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities build resilience and emotional wellbeing. Parents also tell us their most valuable source of information, support and advice is other parent-carers. To help parents build networks of mutual support we run seven parent support groups in Burgess Hill, Chich...
Tuesday, 5 March 2024
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Making Sense of Sleep (for children age 2-11years)

This is a workshop for Parent-Carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in West Sussex. An online workshop via Zoom delivered by Audrey Ritchie (Sleep Scotland Trained), Specialist Nursing Team attached to Child Development Centre at Sussex Community Foundation Trust. (Please note this workshop is for parent/carers who are not currently or have recently been involved wi...
Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Littlehampton

Littlehampton Umbrellas

Support from fellow parent-carers is one of the most effective ways in which parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities build resilience and emotional wellbeing. Parents also tell us their most valuable source of information, support and advice is other parent-carers. To help parents build networks of mutual support we run seven parent support groups in Burgess Hill, Chich...
Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Via Zoom

The SEND Foundation Course (3 part 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 ...
Tuesday, 12 March 2024
Worthing

Worthing Umbrellas

Support from fellow parent-carers is one of the most effective ways in which parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities build resilience and emotional wellbeing. Parents also tell us their most valuable source of information, support and advice is other parent-carers. To help parents build networks of mutual support we run seven parent support groups in Burgess Hill, Chich...
Tuesday, 12 March 2024
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Anxiety in Children (Primary age)

This is a workshop for parents and carers of primary-age children with additional needs and/or disabilities in West Sussex. Learning how to manage our feelings is an important life skill. While all children feel anxious sometimes, being worried, fearful or stressed too often can negatively affect their development. This session will provide an introduction to understanding anxiety in primary aged ...
Thursday, 14 March 2024
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

This workshop, delivered by Lizzie Batten from Amaze, is aimed at parent-carers of young people (aged 15+) in West Sussex with special educational needs and/or disabilities who would like to find out about applying for Personal Independence Payments (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 s...
Friday, 15 March 2024
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Behaviours that Challenge (age 2-11 years)

Workshop aimed at parents and carers of children aged 2-11 years, exploring ways to respond to your child so that positive behaviour is encouraged and challenging behaviour is reduced. To book your free place, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/757725325847 After booking - Once you have booked a place you will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite. Prior to the workshop you will...
Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Via Zoom

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...
Wednesday, 20 March 2024
Horsham

Horsham Umbrellas

Support from fellow parent-carers is one of the most effective ways in which parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities build resilience and emotional wellbeing. Parents also tell us their most valuable source of information, support and advice is other parent-carers. To help parents build networks of mutual support we run seven parent support groups in Burgess Hill, Chich...
Thursday, 21 March 2024
Via Zoom

Making Sense of Education Health & Care Needs Assessments and Plans (EHCPs)

Delivered via Zoom by West Sussex SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS) on behalf of Reaching Families 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 attending this workshop. West Sussex SENDIAS will give an overview of what happens d...