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WALTHAM FOREST

PARENT FORUM

Supporting families with disabled children in Waltham Forest

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2016 / 2017 Events

The forum will be holding a  number of events in 2016 / 2017 open to parent carers and professionals working with families who have a child with addtional needs. Information events will have speakers from the local authority who will be providing updates and information on changes to services and new ways of working in the borough. Our other events will cover triaining and practical support. Booking is ESSENTIAL. For information event bookings please click on the "Book Here" tabs. For all other events please book via the Forum Shop page.  

Social Care Information Event

Tuesday 22nd NOVEMBER 2016 - 10.30AM-1PM, Refreshments and registration from 10AM

WFPF Office, 92 Leyton Green Road, Leyton E10 6DA

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Family Support Information Event

Tuesday 24th JANUARY 2017 - 10.30AM-1PM, Refreshments and registration from 10AM

Parkside School (Willow Room): 82 Peel Close Chingford E4 6XQ

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Health Services Information Event

Thursday 9th MARCH 2017  10.30AM-1PM. Refreshments and registration from 10AM

Peterhouse Centre: Upper Walthamstow Road E17 3PW

Information Event: Health Services

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Sensory Spectacle Workshops

Thursday 1st December 2016 9.45 AM to 12 Noon and 12.30 to 2.45 PM - Venue; Small Hall, Epicentre, 41 West Street, E11  4LJ

Friday 20th January 2017 9.45 AM to 12 Noon and 12.30 to 2.45 PM -Venue; Whitefield Academy Trust, McDonald Road, E17 4 AZ

Workshop which covers:

- learning the importance of our senses

- an intro into what a SPD is and how we can start to recognise needs

- exploring ways we can help to support sensory development

You will also get an opportunity at the end of our workshop to try some of our installations experiencing an auditory, visual and smell processing difficulty.

 

For more information about Sensory Spectacle check out their website: www.sensoryspectacle.co.uk

 

Costs : Parents £5 / Professionals £15

 

Please visit the Forum Shop page to book and pay.

Autism and Anxiety Talk with Austin Hughes

 

Tuesday 7th February - 10.30AM-1PM], Refreshments from 9.45AM.

Parkside Centre], 82 Peel Close], Chingford E4

 

Austin is the senior practitioner of the charity AnnaKennedyonline and very much the 'go to man' when it comes to all things Autism related. As well as giving talks and training sessions across the Country in the AKO name, he heads up the advice and support side of the charity. With his own disabilities, including being on the spectrum, and 20 years hands on experience he has a wealth of knowledge and his own very special style of linking with audiences. A smile and some laughs along with a great deal of useful information is guaranteed.... and possibly the odd tear.

 

As this will be over subscribed we are offering this to forum parent members only . If new parents wish to attend they will need to join the forum first. You can join the forum by completing the registration form on the join us page on this website.

 

Free parent / carer tickets can then be booked via the following link

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-and-anxiety-talk-with-austin-hughes-tickets-28922543105

 

Professional tickets are available via the forum shop page on this website at a cost of

£10 per ticket

 

 

Sensory Spectacle Workshops 1st Dec 9.45 AM to 12 Noon and 12.30 to 2.45 PM  

This workshop will cover:

- learning the importance of our senses

- an intro into what a SPD is and how we can start to recognise needs

- exploring ways we can help to support sensory development

You will also get an opportunity at the end of the workshop to try some installations experiencing  auditory, visual and smell processing difficulties.

Venue; Small Hall, Epicentre, 41 West Street, E11  4LJ

 

 

Parent / Carers £5

Professionals £15

 

 

Please book through the forum shop page on this website.

 

 

Christmas Party

 

There will be 2 parties on the day and we will be hosting it jointly with the staff at 92 Leyton Green Road

 

Session times are 12.30PM-2PM or 2.30PM-4PM on the 11th December at at 92 Leyton Green Road, London E10 6DA.

 

Costs: 50p per adult or any child who doesn't wish to see Santa and get a present

         £2.50 per child to visit Santa in the grotto and to get a present

 

We will have Dotty, the children's entertainer,face painting, food, raffle, tombola , art activities, christmas videos and of course there is the adventure playground. As this is usually very busy it is only for forum members' families or for those who access 92 Leyton Green Road.

 

Numbers will be limited to 100 people per party. Plese book and pay via the forum shop page on this website.

 

Sensory Spectacle Workshops 20th January 9.45 AM to 12 Noon and 12.30 to 2.45 PM  ​​

 

This workshop will cover:

- learning the importance of our senses

- an intro into what a SPD is and how we can start to recognise needs

- exploring ways we can help to support sensory development

You will also get an opportunity at the end of the workshop to try some installations experiencing  auditory, visual and smell processing difficulties.

 

Venue; Whitefield Academy Trust, Mcdonald Road, E17 4 AZ.

Parent / Carers £5. Professionals £15

 

Please book through the forum shop page on this website.