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Programme 2010

DATE OF MEETINGSPEAKER AND SUBJECT
Thurs 21st Jan

Ingrid Davies  "Dramatherapy - a creative therapy for  children and young adults"

Thurs 18th  Feb

Half term - no meeting
Thurs  18th March
(evening session)
Mr D. Leonard (Deputy Head, Pinewood School) - to be held at Pinewood School on "Teenagers with SEN - Strategies to deal with challenging behaviour" -7.30 - 8.30pm.
Thurs 15th April Easter Break - no meeting
Thurs 20th May Suzie Birchwood (Act One Dance Base) - inspiring  young people to explore dance theatre in a fully accessible, supportive environment.
Thurs 17th June Brigit Peacock (Camphill Village Trust ) - encouraging independence in the  community while offering a secure network of support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems.
Thurs 15th July No speaker - time to relax and unwind  before Summer holidays start.
Thurs 19th Augustno meeting - Summer holidays.  CHIPS summer playschemes.
Thurs 16th SeptSPEAKER POSTPONED - No speaker, just informal chat ! (Was Samantha Upchurch (Educational Psychologist)) 
Thurs 21st OctKaren Brewster (Psychotherapist/Counsellor) -  providing a safe, confidential space to look at and deal with issues and feelings that have an impact on your life.
Thurs 18th Nov Paul Bromwich (Herts Fire Service) - advice for families of children with SEN on aspects of  fire safety including escape routes and smoke alarms
Thurs 16th DecNo speaker - time to relax and unwind  before Christmas holidays start

Sessions also include time for parents to chat and to opt out of speakers, if wished.
Refreshments 50p – Children welcome, crèche available