Events

  • Transition subgroup meeting

    • This group is for parents of young people aged 14-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities, to discuss their experiences with schools, colleges, social care and health services. We are a friendly group and there will be time to swap experiences and information with other parents over tea, coffee and cake!

      No need to book, just turn up.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 12:00pm Tuesday 4th Feb 2020
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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  • SEND Advice Clinic (February)

    • Book a 30-minute individual appointment with a worker from SENDIAS, to talk about anything related to your child’s special educational needs or disability. For example, you may want to ask about your child’s support in school or college, EHC plans, SEN transport, health and social care services, disability benefits, and much more. These sessions are for parents who have not previously accessed support from SENDIAS. Booking essential.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday 5th Feb 2020
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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  • Coffee morning with Autism Education Team

    • Come and chat to other parents and get information from the Autism Education Team. There will be tea, coffee and CAKE! Pop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole session – no need to book. We welcome all parent carers, whatever their children’s needs, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, mild or severe. Pre-schoolers and home-educated children welcome.

      • WHEN
      • 10:30am - 12:00pm Tuesday 11th Feb 2020
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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  • Jumpstars trampolining (February)

    • This is a discounted, disability-friendly trampolining session for children and young people with additional needs and their siblings. £4 per jumper, Sheffield Parent Carer Forum members only. More information

      Please note: Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. To ensure the safety of all participants, high-risk areas such as the Jump Tower and the Parkour area will be CLOSED during this session.

      • WHEN
      • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday 25th Feb 2020
      • Tickets
        • Disabled child: £4.00
        • Sibling: £4.00
        • Participating adult: £4.00
        • WHERE
        Jump Inc.,
        Meadowhall,
        Vulcan Road,
        Sheffield,
        S9 1EW
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  • Information session: Supporting siblings

    • Do you worry about the siblings of your disabled child? You might be wondering if you are you giving them enough time, how you can support them, or how to explain their brother’s or sister’s needs to them. Perhaps you feel guilty for letting them “get on with it” as they seem to cope?

      Giving attention to a sibling may seem like another task in a busy family, but it helps to improve family life for everyone.

      Come along to this session if you’d like to learn more about siblings’ needs and how to support them. You’ll meet other parents with similar concerns and together find ways forward to improve siblings’ lives. This session will be repeated on 17 March 2020.

      • WHEN
      • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        St Mary's Church and Community Centre,
        Bramall Lane,
        Sheffield,
        S2 4QZ
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  • Makaton training course

    • We are offering this training course in partnership with the Speech and Language Therapy service. The course is open to parents, carers and other family members who would like to learn Makaton signs. You will learn the signs from Stages 1 and 2, and some of the additional stage, of the Core Vocabulary.​  We will practice together in a relaxed way and discuss hints and tips for Makaton signing. The cost is £32.50 per person. This covers three four-hour sessions (on 4th, 13th and 20th March 2020), the workshop manuals, a pocket-sized book of signs, a pocket-sized book of symbols and a certificate of attendance.  Please contact us if this cost is a barrier.

      • WHEN
      • 10:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday 4th Mar 2020
      • Tickets
        • WHERE
        Sheffield Carers Centre,
        Concept House,
        5 Young Street,
        Sheffield,
        S1 4UP
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