Monthly Archives: April 2015

Carers’ Week Fun Day

Parent carers of children with disabilities or additional needs, you are welcome to join us during Carers’ Week to enjoy free activities including adapted bikes, arts and crafts, multisports, games, hand massage, nail art, refreshments, information stands and more.

We will be there with lots of information about what we do and events coming up, and max cards – it would be great to see you there!

NO NEED TO BOOK – FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE WELCOME!

The event is being run in partnership by Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust, Everybody Sport & Recreation and Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum

Disability Rocks

Big Tour Flyer

Disabilty Rocks 2015 – The Big Tour – A FULL DAY OF MUSIC, COMEDY AND WORKSHOPS

Featuring: *Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls * Sam Hill Jnr * Sing & Sign by Singing Hands * NIgel Stonier * Helen Mc Cookerybook * DMU Gospel Choir * Martin Stephenson * Theatre from Shabang

Compere & Poet: Paul Cookson

Including: * Juggling, DJ & Drumming Workshops * Story telling gatherings * Drama workshops and much more!

Click this link to go to www.disabilityrocks.org to get all the latest information and to book tickets or call the booking and helpline number on 0333 800 0199 – tickets only

Circus Starr – Crewe

Circus Starr is a world class, touring circus featuring acrobats, dancers and entertainers from across the globe. Their shows are fully accessible, and really relaxed!

They have also developed ‘Show and Tell’ – a visual story app that can be adapted and tailored to suit the needs of a child in preparation for their trip to the circus.

We have been offered some free tickets for our members – please call 07794431768 or email admin@cepcf.org stating which show you would like tickets for, how many and the address we should post them to.

Follow this link for more information on Circus Starr
and Tell app

Circus Starr – Stockport

Circus Starr is a world class, touring circus featuring acrobats, dancers and entertainers from across the globe. Their shows are fully accessible, and really relaxed!

They have also developed ‘Show and Tell’ – a visual story app that can be adapted and tailored to suit the needs of a child in preparation for their trip to the circus.

We have been offered some free tickets for our members – please call 07794431768 or email admin@cepcf.org stating which show you would like tickets for, how many and the address we should post them to.

Follow this link for more information on Circus Starr
and Tell app

Mental Capacity Workshop – FREE workshop for parents / carers / family members

Free workshop for parents / carers  / family members from The Seashell Trust

Join Richard Copson and Liz Perry from Slater and Gordon Solicitors, and Katherine Watson, Transition Co-ordinator from Royal College Manchester, for a free, informative workshop on the Mental Capacity Act.

Learn about the legal implications of the act, and how it can be used to support young people to  make decisions.

Light refreshments will be served.

To book a place, please contact Carina Botham on 0161 610 0741, or email carina.botham@seashelltrust.org.uk, stating your name, telephone and email, how may guests and any dietary requirements.

Click here to go to The Seashell Trust website for more information.

Mental Capacity Workshop – Free for parents / carers / family members

Free workshop for parents / carers  / family members from The Seashell Trust

Join Richard Copson and Liz Perry from Slater and Gordon Solicitors, and Katherine Watson, Transition Co-ordinator from Royal College Manchester, for a free, informative workshop on the Mental Capacity Act.

Learn about the legal implications of the act, and how it can be used to support young people to  make decisions.

Light refreshments will be served.

To book a place, please contact Carina Botham on 0161 610 0741, or email carina.botham@seashelltrust.org.uk, stating your name, telephone and email, how may guests and any dietary requirements.

Click here to go to The Seashell Trust website for more information.

Activ8 Easter Holiday Session

Activ8’s Easter sessions at Congleton on the 8th and Wilmslow on the 15th of April will include a variety of sport, play and arts & crafts activities and will cost £2.50 per child or £5 for a family.

If you would like to sign up for these sessions email Alex Cartney on alex.cartney@everybody.org.uk or phone him on 07809 665228 and he will add you to the list. You can also turn up on the day. All payment will be taken on the day.

Please note that parents need to stay at these sessions.

Activ8 Easter Holiday Session – Congleton

Activ8’s Easter sessions at Congleton on the 8th and Wilmslow on the 15th of April will include a variety of sport, play and arts & crafts activities and will cost £2.50 per child or £5 for a family.

If you would like to sign up for these sessions email Alex Cartney on alex.cartney@everybody.org.uk or phone him on 07809 665228 and he will add you to the list. You can also turn up on the day. All payment will be taken on the day.

Please note that parents need to stay at these sessions.

ChAPS parents support – Knutsford

Cheshire Autism Practical Support: Parents’ support meeting with Suzanne

Click here to visit the website and find out more about Cheshire Autism Practical Support

The Witherslack Group Conference

A one day conference for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.

The first annual Witherslack Group Conference aims to celebrate the success of parents and carers, and offer expert practical support to help you and your child.

We are delighted to announce that the keynote speaker will be Professor Tony Attwood, an internationally renowned expert on Asperger’s Syndrome and SEN. You will also be able to acces bite size workshops delivered by expert practitioners.

Cost: £20 per person for parents and carers, £80 per person for professionals

Click this link to visit the Witherslack Group webpage: www. witherslack group

Coffee Morning for parents of children with ASC

If you are a parent or carer of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) then please join us at the Together Trust Centre for our next coffee morning.

This event will give you the oppurtunity to meet other parents/ carers over a cup of coffee and to get some advice from the experienced staff at the Together Trust.  You can also join the library, which is based at the Trust. At 10am, there will also be a short presentation by Dr. Steve Tyler about transistion to high school.

The sessions will be hosted  by Sue Allison, who is an experienced speech and language therapist and has over twenty years’ experience of working with children and young people with autism and providing advice for families and professionals.

We look forward to seeing you.

If you would like more information about these sessions, about the Together Trusts services for children with autism, or if you are unable to attend this session and would like to arrange a 1:1 meeting please phone 0161 283 4766 or email the Together Trust

Managing Anger: Free seminar for parents and carers of children with autism

If you are a parent/ carer of a child with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) then please join the Together Trust’s family support service, Together For Families, for their free seminar about “Managing Anger”.

This seminar will support families to manage their child’s anxiety, distressed behaviour and meltdowns. It will discuss why children with autism often have challenges with these behaviours, identify a low arousal approach for support through stressful situations, explore the cycle of anger and support strategies, and examine strategies for managing feelings.

The seminar will be held on Thursday 18th June 2015 and will be hosted by Sue Whitehead, our Head of Therapy Services and Suzie Franklin, the Family Liaison and Support Worker at Inscape House School. Sue and Suzie have a wealth of knowledge and experience about the challenges that may affect children and young people autism and their families and have been supporting them for many years.

The seminar will be held in the Belmont Hall at the Together Trust Centre in Cheadle from 9.30am – 2.30pm and will include a resource pack of useful information. Refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Please note numbers for each session are limited so please register your interest by registering online by following this link.   Please direct any enquiries to Sue Whitehead on 0161 283 4766.

ASC sleep clinic workshop

Does your child have an autism spectrum condition? Do they have a complex bedtime routine? Do they have anxieties about going to sleep? Do they go to sleep late and only have a few hours of sleep each night?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions this workshop could be for you.

Run by our sleep clinic coordinator and trained sleep counsellor Chris Hoyle, in conjunction with National Autistic Society, this FREE workshop looks at the types of sleep issues that children with autism have and the practical strategies that can help you get a better nights sleep.

We believe that poor sleep patterns are not an integral or inevitable part of an autism spectrum condition. With our help there is something that you can do about it.

The workshop is being held at County Sports Club (Club House), Mannings Lane, Chester, CH2 2PG (follow signs to outdoor pitches).

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Limited places limited and can be booked by phone: 01244 315651 or email cwacenquiries@nas.org.uk

Sensory Needs: free seminar for parents and carers of children with autism

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If you are a parent / carer of a child with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) then please join the Together Trust’s family support service, Together For Families, for their free seminar about “Sensory Needs”.

During this seminar parents/carers will consider the different sensory systems and how they work together, examine how people with ASC may process sensory information differently and discuss those different experiences, and share strategies to help with sensory needs.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 9th June 2015 and will be hosted by Sue Whitehead, our Head of Therapy Services and Suzie Franklin, the Family Liaison and Support Worker at Inscape House School. Sue and Suzie have a wealth of knowledge and experience about the challenges that may affect children and young people autism and their families and have been supporting them for many years.

The seminar will be held in the Belmont Hall at the Together Trust Centre in Cheadle from 9.30am to 2.30pm and will include a resource pack of useful information. Refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Please note numbers for each session are limited so please register your interest by registering online using this link. Please direct any enquiries to Sue Whitehead on 0161 283 4766.

Coffee Morning for parents / Carers of children with ASC

 

If you are a parent or carer of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) then please join us at the Together Trust Centre for our next coffee morning.

This event will give you the oppurtunity to meet other parents/ carers over a cup of coffee and to get some advice from the experienced staff at the Together Trust.  You can also join the library, which is based at the Trust. At 10am, there will also be a short presentation by Dr. Steve Tyler about transistion to high school.

The sessions will be hosted  by Sue Allison, who is an experienced speech and language therapist and has over twenty years’ experience of working with children and young people with autism and providing advice for families and professionals.

We look forward to seeing you.

If you would like more information about these sessions, about the Together Trusts services for children with autism, or if you are unable to attend this session and would like to arrange a 1:1 meeting please phone 0161 283 4766 or email us

 

Understanding Autism: Free seminar for parents and carers of children with autism

Understanding autism: Free seminar for parents and carers of children with autism

If you are a parent / carer of a child with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) then please join the Together Trusts family support service, Together For Families, for their free seminar about Understanding autism.

This seminar is aimed at parents/carers of children aged up to 16, whose child has received a diagnosis of autism within the last couple of years will provide information and advice to parents and carers. During the seminar you will be offered help to understand autism, discuss experiences, identify how autism can affect families and explore practical ideas for developing communication strategies.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 12th May 2015 and will be hosted by Sue Whitehead, our Head of Therapy Services and Suzie Franklin, the Family Liaison and Support Worker at Inscape House School. Sue and Suzie have a wealth of knowledge and experience about the challenges that may affect children and young people autism and their families and have been supporting them for many years.

The seminar will be held in the Belmont Hall at the Together Trust Centre in Cheadle from 9.30am to 2.30pm and will include a resource pack of useful information. Refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Please note numbers for each session are limited so please register your interest by registering online using this link.   Please direct any enquiries to Sue Whitehead on 0161 283 4766

Manchester Art Gallery – Open Doors

Open doors is a series of creative activities especially for children who have autism and other social communication issues, their families and carers.

Open doors sessions take place before the gallery opens to the general public, and there’ll be a quiet room available too.

Sessions are free, no need to book. Suitable for children and young people aged 5 – 16, with a parent or carer. Please come along to the front entrance on Mosley Street.

The sessions are an opportunity to enjoy and explore art together. Themes are different each month, with a focus on tactile and sensory materials, and the creative ways they can be used in response to the exhibitions.

For further information, contact Sarah Marsh
Tel: 0161 235 8869
Email: s.marsh@manchester.gov.uk

Manchester Art Gallery – Open doors

Open doors is a series of creative activities especially for children who have autism and other social communication issues, their families and carers.

Open doors sessions take place before the gallery opens to the general public, and there’ll be a quiet room available too.

Sessions are free, no need to book. Suitable for children and young people aged 5 – 16, with a parent or carer. Please come along to the front entrance on Mosley Street.

The sessions are an opportunity to enjoy and explore art together. Themes are different each month, with a focus on tactile and sensory materials, and the creative ways they can be used in response to the exhibitions.

For further information, contact Sarah Marsh
Tel: 0161 235 8869
Email: s.marsh@manchester.gov.uk

Manchester Museum Early Opening

Manchester Museum Early Opening

See Make and Do at the museum

Join us for a series of early openings at the museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs; and their families, carers and siblings.

Each month a different gallery will be open earlier. Activities take place before the museum opens to the general public and there will be a quiet room available too.

Come along to enjoy and explore together.

See objects, do activities and make creations inspired by the gallery.

Sessions are free, no need to book, suitable for children and young people aged 5 – 16 with a parent or carer.

For further information contact Victoria Grant on 0161 306 1779 or email Victoria.Grant@manchester.ac.uk

Manchester Museum Early Opening

Manchester Museum Early Opening

See Make and Do at the museum

Join us for a series of early openings at the museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs; and their families, carers and siblings.

Each month a different gallery will be open earlier. Activities take place before the museum opens to the general public and there will be a quiet room available too.

Come along to enjoy and explore together.

See objects, do activities and make creations inspired by the gallery.

Sessions are free, no need to book, suitable for children and young people aged 5 – 16 with a parent or carer.

For further information contact Victoria Grant on 0161 306 1779 or email Victoria.Grant@manchester.ac.uk

Manchester Museum Early Opening

Manchester Museum Early Opening

See Make and Do at the museum

Join us for a series of early openings at the museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs; and their families, carers and siblings.

Each month a different gallery will be open earlier. Activities take place before the museum opens to the general public and there will be a quiet room available too.

Come along to enjoy and explore together.

See objects, do activities and make creations inspired by the gallery.

Sessions are free, no need to book, suitable for children and young people aged 5 – 16 with a parent or carer.

For further information contact Victoria Grant on 0161 306 1779 or email Victoria.Grant@manchester.ac.uk

Manchester Museum Early Opening

Manchester Museum Early Opening

See Make and Do at the museum

Join us for a series of early openings at the museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs; and their families, carers and siblings.

Each month a different gallery will be open earlier. Activities take place before the museum opens to the general public and there will be a quiet room available too.

Come along to enjoy and explore together.
In April our Living Worlds and Nature Discovery galleries will be open earlier.

See objects, do activities and make creations inspired by the gallery.

Sessions are free, no need to book, suitable for children and young people aged 5 – 16 with a parent or carer.

For further information contact Victoria Grant on 0161 306 1779 or email Victoria.Grant@manchester.ac.uk