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Programme 2011

DATE OF MEETINGSPEAKER AND SUBJECT
Thurs 20th Jan

Ellen Atkinson (Aspirations for Life) A campaign to raise aspirations and expectations for children and young people with learning disabilities; with a particular focus on employment

Thurs 17th  Feb

Samantha Upchurch (Ed Psychologist) Advice on aspects of schooling for children with SEN.  
Thurs 17th March
Margaret Casey (St Elizsabeths Centre) Information on what the centre provides for children and young people with SEN.
Thurs 21st April Easter Break - no meeting
Thurs 19th May Vic Hobson  (Mudlarks)  Gardening project to provide community opportunites for people with SEN
Thurs 16th June Dawn Owen  ( Parent Partnership)  Advice on what support schools should be expected to provide for children with SEN.
Thurs 21st July   No speaker - time to relax before schools break up
Thurs 18th Augustno meeting - Summer holidays.  CHIPS summer playschemes.
Thurs 15th SeptKIDS at "The HUB" - come and meet the team and find out what services they are offering.
Thurs 20th OctEldfired Becker (Transition Team) Advice about the new opportunities and choices available to young people leaving school. 
Thurs 17th Nov Emma Metcalf (Guideposts Trust)  Providing direct services in the community for vulnerable people including those with disabilities and children with SEN.
Thurs 15th 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