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For Parents of Children With Additional Needs
Parent Support Group for CHIPS
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Programme 2012

DATE OF MEETINGSPEAKER AND SUBJECT
Thurs 19th Jan

Sheila Lucas (Stopgap) Working with young people with Aspergers and other social or communication difficulties.

Thurs 16th  Feb

Half term - no meeting
Thurs 15th March

Jo Wright and Debbie Pearce
(Lucky Charms)  Providing therapy for children and adults with SEN using the power of horses.
Thurs 19th April
Easter Break
- no meeting; CHIPS playschemes

Thurs 17th May
Jacqui WIlliams and Carolyn James
(We Do Care).  An outreach support service for children and young people with disabilities/learning difficulties in Herts.

Thurs 21st June
Maddy Hill
(Supported Living Homes, Herts CC) Advice about supported independent living for young people with SEN

Thurs 19th July
No speaker
- time to relax before schools break up
 
Thurs 16th August
no meeting
- Summer holidays.  CHIPS summer playschemes.
Thurs 20th Sept
Rozelle Bettesworth (Church Farm) Providing training and work experience for people with learning difficulties in a supportive and caring environment within a fully working farm.
Thurs 18th Oct 
Yvonne Deal
(Money Advice Unit) Providing advice on benefits and allowances for children and young people with SEN.
Thurs 15th Nov
Katie Bristow- Wade
(PAWS)
 How dogs can improve the quality of life for children with SEN,  including those with ASD.

Thurs 20th Dec
No 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