We are busy preparing for the National Autism Shows taking place in London on the 16/17th June and Birmingham 23/24th June. Take a look below for access to FREE tickets for both shows.
This time we are offering something a little different. We have a limited supply of giant 6 piece dry wipe jigsaws. Use any dry wipe pen or liquid chalk pen and draw or write and just wipe off. The offer is first come, first served until we run out of stock!
Normal price £19.95 + VAT VERY SPECIAL SUMMER
less than half price £5.95 + VAT and delivery!
- Use as a creative play tool for learning how to draw and write
- Create your own board games
- Use the pieces to make simple schedule boards
- Create scenes for small world play
- Use for colour matching with other items
- Draw pictures as part of story telling or when using social stories
- Use the pieces to draw family members and explore family differences
- Take it outside in the summer to play!
We have 20 FREE places available for both the London and Birmingham Shows. These are on first come, first served.
Visit the Autism Show website and choose which show you wish to attend. When booking your tickets, enter the code below into the ‘Ticket Code’ box at the beginning of the online booking process. Please not zero ticket price will only appear on the final booking page. There are only 20 tickets available free for each show, and the codes will not be accepted once the maximum has been reached.
Use ticket code BH706 for the Birmingham Show 23/24th June
If you are coming to either show please come and say ‘Hi’ we would love to see you.
*please note, we are not attending the Manchester Autism Show this year, and therefore do not have any discount codes for this event.
Book your place on the 14th November Inclusion Conference for Head Teachers and Teaching Staff in Milton Keynes
‘Beyond the Theory – Dealing with Reality’
The day will include Key Note Participative Talk
Supporting Autism in the Classroom – beyond the theory, dealing with reality
Practical workshops include:
Sensory Processing and Integration Difficulties – lessening the impact on behaviour
Making a difference by using the child’s own learning style
Supporting Transition helping the child to deal with change
Tuesday 14th November 10am-3.30pm with light lunch provided
£120 per person
Early Bird Booking before 30th Sept only £99
Book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Tina on 01908 263033
Further information Research states that currently 1:68 children may be on the autism spectrum1 Schools are facing situations where children may or may not have a diagnosis, but yet need more support in the classroom and during school life. 1Autism Speaks Facts About Autism – autismspeaks.org
Take a day out of your busy schedule to focus on what really matters. We are not going to give you theory, but use over 30 years of experience to provide real, practical and meaningful ideas and strategies. These can be taken back and used on a daily basis to support those on the autism spectrum and those with other social communication difficulties
This Professional Development and Training Day is led by Wendy Usher author of 12 award winning books for the sector, acclaimed national speaker and previous government consultant on inclusion in play.
Another date for your dairy
If you are interested in supporting your children’s behaviour – take a look at this course being run by ADHD Smart. It’s called Magic 123 and we do recommend this for good solid advice and useful tips and information. This is a four week course based in Northampton more….
Have you ever heard of the book ‘Planet Ripple’? – I hadn’t until our apprentice George was talking about it the other day….
Planet Ripple – written by Nick Anderson who happens to be on the autism spectrum is a book about a young autistic girl named Minnow. She has grown up with cybernetic limbs and has lived in a submarine with people she either does not trust or does not feel comfortable with.
We asked George why he would recommend this book:
“I would recommend reading Plant Ripple because I feel that the main character Minnow show cases the more realistic and believable interpretation of a person with autism. I also feel that the world and supporting characters also make the book feel engaging”
Interesting articles and features
These are our choices for this month – we trawl through a variety of publications and interesting information and choose what we think you might be interested in. If you have any links to useful information or interesting articles please let us know and we can include them in future newsletters. Just contact us with details.
Supporting children with sensory processing disorders – interesting article from SEN magazine more…
*Note we run training on understanding sensory integration which includes making lots of exciting sensory resources to take home. Take a look at our training pages for more information….
Making outdoor play happen, interesting article on how to provide outdoor residential activities for children and young people from SEN magazine more….
Have you seen the Governments ‘P’ = Performance attainment targets for children with special needs? Take a look at this and if you are interested sign up for updates on documents that affect the children we work with more….
We came across this article relating to stress and worry – 10 Secrets on preserving self and sanity in the ADDitude magazine. We thought it worth a look more….
We would like to promote the on-line magazine Autism Eye. This magazine always has really interesting features and is full of valuable information. Take a look at their latest issue…
Childcare Choices provides parents with a single point of information for all the government funded childcare offers more….
Parents who have children under 4 years old on 31st August 2017 (i.e. date of birth after 31st August 2013) will be able to apply and receive 30 hours eligibility codes from now.
Ceeda is starting a programme called ‘About Early Years’ and is recruiting a representative panel of 3,000 private, voluntary and independent nurseries and pre-schools and 1,000 childminders in England more….
This year’s Healthy Eating Week runs from 12th – 16th June 2017 more….
The Nuffield Foundation is calling for proposals on the development and early evaluation of early years interventions that seek to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children more….
It has been announced that an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is being set up for early years and childcare: An APPG is an informal group of MPs and Peers who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest. The APPG has gained backing following a campaign led by Tops Day Nurseries and will consult nurseries and the sector as a whole on policy surrounding provision of childcare places. The APPG is also being sponsored by Kids Allowed and the Pre-school Learning Alliance. More….
We finish this newsletter with a picture that I love. I was teaching the grandchildren to sew on an old hand cranked sewing machine. I love the literal understanding of ‘Sock Puppets’ – Wendy