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Access to SLT and OT

Sally Fraser, Clinical Lead Speech & Language Therapist

Coding club

Annamarie, Parent Carer, is looking into starting a coding club for children on the Autistic Spectrum who have a talent for computer coding.

ASC for Tea
Coping and Support for parents of children with SEN

Coping and support workshops help to identify stress and its impact on family life, look at the causes of stress, and provide tips on how to cope plus sources of advice and support.

Education provision for children and young people with SEND and SEN support in mainstream school.

Candy Holder, Head of Pupil Services (Islington Council) and Angie Fenn, Regional Development Manager at Contact a Family.

Parents Forum
Helping Your Child Sleep

Mark Brown, Special needs advisor from Special Help for Special Needs, giving tips on how to manage your child’s sleep and providing information about additional sources of help, advice and support.

Independent Support workshop

Louise The Menthon and Alison Sutherland (KIDS) presenting on transfers form statement to EHCPs and Lydia Wong (Centre 404) presenting on new EHCP request overview.

Islington Autism Board

Ellie Chesterman, Joint Commissioning Manager - Disabilities, talked about the new Islington Autism Board, getting parents’ insight on the key issues in Islington.

ASC for Tea
Islington Challenging Behaviour Resource

Vicky Mathews (clinical psychologist) presenting on the new Islington Challenging Behaviour Resource designed to support a positive approach to behaviour management for people with severe and profound learning disabilities and/or Autism.

ASC for Tea
Islington Healthwatch

We had Islington Healthwatch talking about their report on access to health services for people with autism.

Parents Forum
Islington Local Offer website, SEN Provision, new Short Breaks statement and Speech and Language difficulties

Jo Hussain, Supporting Families Deputy Manager (Centre 404) and Alison Huneke, Helpline manager in Afasic.

Parents Forum
Islington School Improvement Team

Talking about their work fulfilling the Council’s statutory school improvement duties.

Parents Forum
New disability cards

ID and discount cards for people with disabilities

Family resources
Parent Participation, My journey

Jenny Buchan, a parent representative at the Islington Parent Action Group

Parents Forum
Parental Step by Step guide to EHCPs

Jo Hussain, Supporting Families Deputy Manager, presenting on the different sections of an EHCP and their importance, timeframes and outcomes.

Purpose of a Parent Forum, new National Disability Cards, EHCPs and Preparing for Adulthood
Rights of parent carers of disabled children at the workplace

(flexible working, parental leave...) - Working Families, in parnership with the Law firm DLA Piper.

Parents Forum
School Based Support

Helen Heery, SENCo network co-ordinator and Assistant Head for Includion at Tufnell Park Primary School, presenting on the role of SENCOS, support available and access to services at school.

SEND IASS (Family Action), Islington SENCO Co-ordinator and KIDS

Talking about education support at schools, the role of SENCOS and EHCPs.

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Parents Forum
SEND reforms and best practice in developing new EHC plans and the transfers of existing statements

David Wainwright, Vulnerable Pupils Service Development Manager for Islington and Matthew Dodd, Principal Officer from the Council for Disabled Children.

Parents Forum
Special Educational Needs and Puberty

Mark Brown, Special Needs Advisor, presenting on the concept of puberty, social development and sexualised behaviour.

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  • I am very grateful for the help I have received from Centre 404.

    Rahwa cares for four children all under the age of 10 years including her daughter Danayt who has Down’s Syndrome. She approached us as she was feeling overwhelmed with her caring responsibilities, in particular with the challenging behaviour Danayt was displaying.

    “It was a very difficult time as I had no one else to help me and I didn’t understand the system.”

    Rahwa, family carer