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Information day for families with newly identified deaf children aged 3-12 years

Saturday 4 March 2017

Holiday Inn High Wycombe

NDCS is holding a one day information event for families who have not attended an NDCS family event before to meet others and share experiences.

Topics on the day will include:

  • Understanding your child’s developing communication.
  • Understanding your child’s hearing and accessing technology.
  • Learning about services that can help you and your deaf child.
  • An opportunity to meet deaf adults and hear their experiences.

For a booking form or further information Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call /text 0121 234 9823

 

 

Core Assets Children’s Services has been commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children to deliver Independent Support to young people and their families in partnership with local Information, advice and Support services (IASS), previously known as Parent Partnership Services (PPS), Local Authorities, and Parent Carer Forums (PCF).

What is Independent Support?

The Children and Families Act 2014 has introduced measures on special education needs and disabilities (SEN/D). From September 2014, these will be used to reform the SEN/D system. Under the act, local authorities have a duty to introduce the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and publicise a Local Offer of the services and activities that are available to parents, carers and young people.

From 1st September 2014, Independent Supporters within each local authority will assist parents and young people through the EHC planning process. As one of these Independent Supporters, we will be working in 22 local authorities across the UK to provide parents, carers and children with the impartial information, help and support they need to progress through the new SEN/D assessment and planning process.

 

How will Independent Support be provided by Core Assets?

We will offer families help and support to progress through the EHC assessment and planning process via a number of means to suit their needs and preferences:

  • Face-to-face support, as requested, from a trained Independent Supporter who is independent of the local authority at a time and place to suit you.
  • A dedicated, independent telephone support service operated between 9am and 5pm on weekdays – 0800 028 8455.
  • Email support and advice – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • A dedicated, independent website providing information, signposting and resource links including links to what your Local Authority has to offer you.
  • ‘Outreach’ information and support points in your community with open access/’drop-in’ events and activities.

    For more information go to http://www.corechildrensservices.co.uk/

 

Learning about your child’s deafness – London

Has your child been identified in the last 18 months with a hearing loss?

Is your deaf child aged 3 – 12 years?

NDCS is holding a one day information event for families who have not attended a National Deaf Children’s Society family event before to meet others and share experiences. The event will be led by experienced National Deaf Children’s Society staff, and guest speakers.

Topics on the day will include:

* Supporting your child’s developing communication

* Understanding your child’s hearing

* Accessing Technology – what is available

* An opportunity to meet deaf adults and hear their

experiences

Dates: Saturday, 21 January 2016

Venue: Hallmark Hotel London Croydon Aerodrome

Cost: Free to members – Booking essential

During the workshops your children will be cared for by a mobile crèche company.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

NDCS Weekend for Families with deaf children 

aged 0-2 – Berkshire

 
 
 

NDCS is holding a non-residential family weekend for families with deaf children who are aged 0-2 years. 

 

This is an opportunity for families, who have not attended a National Deaf Children’s Society event before, to spend an informative few days with other families exploring the early stages of their deaf child’s development. 

 

Topics on the day will include: 

 
  • Supporting your child’s developing communication

 
  • Understanding your child’s hearing 

 
  • Accessing technology – what is available to deaf children 

 
  • An opportunity to meet deaf adults and hear their 

experiences 

 

Dates:Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016

Times:10:30 – 16:30 (approximate) 

Venue:Coppid Beach Hotel, Bracknell

Cost:Free to members – Booking essential 

 

During the workshops your children will be cared for by a mobile crèche company.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

VoluntEars are arranging a number of 2 Week Group Trips to Sri Lanka this summer and it's not too late to join!
 

What will you do?
Help at a local deaf school, visit an elephant orphanage, work with sea turtles, learn local sign language, visit an organic farm, cook local food and hike up a mountain.

Sound good?  Find out more

Can't make the summer? 
Then plan a Christmas with a difference! We run Sri Lanka trips in December too. 

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