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Half-term SEN Camps for 6-12 yr olds

Thu 26 Jan 2017 2:35pm

Dear All,

 

I thought some parents might be interested to hear about our SEN Camps so the Ambitious about Autism team suggested posting here!

 

This February half-term, Role Models are running some fantastic SEN Camps for 6-12 yr olds with mild-moderate special needs.  The details for their upcoming camp are below:

 

Date: Feb 13-17th

Description: SEN Holiday Camps for 6-12 year olds with mild-moderate special needs

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Hugo Shephard
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Hilary Griffiths


Fitness trackers or mindfulness apps as an aid to fitness and wellbeing. Anyone with experience they'd like to share?

Thu 19 Jan 2017 6:22pm

My daughter's OT suggested getting a fitness tracker (eg FITBIT or similar) as a tool for encouraging her to be aware of her fitness, but also as a way of tracking her types of sleep, as she is often exhausted all day. (She is 26.) Having completed recently a training in Mindfulness to help combat constant anxiety we wondered about acquiring a Fitbit which also has breathing exercises as an option.

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hils
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CharlotteL


Autism barbers assemble

Tue 10 Jan 2017 4:29pm

A friend shared this with me and I thought I would pass it on!

https://autismbarbersassemble.nearcut.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Autismbarbersassemble/

This was their new year message:

"HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!

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Charlotte
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CharlotteL


Transition from children’s to adults’ services

Thu 5 Jan 2017 9:53am

Hello all,

Just posting a link to the new NICE guidelines on the transition from children to adult's social care services: 

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs140 

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Charlotte
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michaelz


kaylee rogers - hallelujah

Wed 28 Dec 2016 11:01am

The voice of a 10-year-old girl from Co Down is being heard around the world after her version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah took the internet by storm.

Kaylee Rodgers has autism and ADHD, but has been growing in confidence with every performance after starting to sing at the age of just three.

The little girl, from Donaghadee, is a pupil at Killard House Special School and it was a video of the school choir’s version of Hallelujah that attracted more than 100,000 views.

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Leila Kay


Newly diagnosed partner - where to start with support

Thu 27 Oct 2016 7:53pm

My husband was given an asd diagnosis this summer and the initial shock has worn off and I'm turning my thoughts to how we now get support.
So questions -
1. We are on a low income but due to asd hubby has limited work experience / NI contributions. Where do we even start for government financial support?

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JosieB


Motivating your child with Aspergers Syndrome

Sun 8 May 2016 4:02pm

Hi

 

I was just looking around the net today and came across this interesting link.  I've signed up to the Webinar that's coming up on 10th May so will try to remember to post more after that.  Having an undiagnosed son in his mid - 20's who spends all day every day sitting in his room all day playing games, I found this really interesting.   It's not a quick fix but with a bit of work this might just work.

 

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Josie - Community Champion
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when you're next in manila, why not drop into the puzzle cafe

Thu 5 May 2016 11:39am

A cafe in the Philippines is giving disabled people in the area a chance to succeed in life and break down stigma in the process.

Jose Canoy was 12 when his family realised that he would no longer do well in school.

He has autism, and his family began to understand that, unlike other kids his age, Jose was never going to write an essay on history or memorise the planets in the solar system. His brain just didn't work that way and he wasn't being given much support at school.

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Elizabeth S


Research survey on ASD and driving

Tue 5 Apr 2016 1:20pm

Researchers at the University of Nottingham are interested in the experiences of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in relation to driving. We would like to invite you to complete our online survey, which asks about these experiences, and is accessible at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/NottinghamDrivingSurvey

The survey is for anyone aged 17 or over, regardless of whether you have started learning to drive.

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