A Wheely Spooky SEND Family Day (Fully Funded)
Saturday 19th October
Our Fully Funded Halloween themed day will be full of activities and crafts that all the family can participate in and enjoy. We will be using seasonal foraged materials to make a conker worm or spider and getting creative with wool, feathers and ribbon to make magic wands. We will also be making no-carve pumpkins decorated with nuts, feathers, twigs, leaves and acorns, a perfect family activity.
Toast some ghoulish and gooey marshmallows over our fire before a leisurely lunch break to enjoy your picnic
At Lizzie's Craft Club you will spend a relaxing afternoon making fun spooky crafts. A drink and biscuit will also be provided during Craft Club.
Places are fully funded by Wellspring West Sussex. Please book your free tickets for all children and adults that are attending, please include any other information that you would like us to know.
SPLASHPOINT LEISURE CENTRE
Disability Family Fun Day
SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2019 16:00 – 20:00
£5 per child and Parents/Carers go FREE
For more information and booking details go to www.southdownsleisure.co.uk/disability-family-fun-day/
Kids Blossom Halloween Fun Day 👻Book in now for our Halloween inspired session Saturday 26th October between 10:00-15:00. Lots of hands on activities to look forward to such as; Carve your own pumpkin, spooky sensory play, arts & crafts and more! Our sessions are primarily for children aged 5 years and above with additional needs and disabilities but we welcome all. Siblings can also come and join in the fun too! Don’t miss out and book in now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 🎃👻🎃
CHRISTMAS SILENT DISCO
Club Night for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Saturday 14th December 6.30 - 9.00pm
Worthing Leisure Centre
£5 per person and Carers go FREE
Tel: 01903 905050 Option 3 to book tickets
Short Breaks Disability Programme (Holidays & Weekends) - This includes new Forest School days as well as the normal family and children/young people only fishing sessions. Parents/carers should book onto these sessions directly with us.
For more info/booking - http://www.angling4education.com/sendprovision
One to One Intensive Support for KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4 - Please note our activity offer now includes: Bushcraft/Forest Schools, Map Reading/Navigation, Animal Care, Various Sports Activities, Fishing, Cooking and Art Activities. Please also note availability on this programme is currently very limited due to high demand.
For more info - http://www.angling4education.com/onetoonesupport
Group Engagement Programme for KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4 - Please note that projects start on the first week of term and continue for one day a week throughout the term. We do not normally take new group members once the project has started so we need to receive referrals as quickly as possible.
For more info - http://www.angling4education.com/engagementprogramme
Aspens Family Support
We are here to help families to care more confidently for individuals with autism spectrum condition, learning difficulties and complex needs. We welcome all family members, whether you are a parent, sibling, grandparent or friend of someone with a disability of any age.
We understand that finding the right information and support can be hard, so we are here to help. To speak to one of our specialist about any specific concerns, the need for advice on accessing services or support, please get in touch with us.
Autistic Friendly Film Screenings
A range of specialist film screenings including Autistic Friendly screenings, Box Office Babies screenings, Family Film Fun and Movie Mondays have long proved very popular at The Capitol in Horsham but now Saturday morning Autistic Friendly screenings each month are to be added to the venue’s film programme.
The is specifically for people with autism or learning disabilities. Members can enjoy a film in a relaxed atmosphere with the lights up, sound down, no trailers and the freedom to move around the cinema. Tickets are available on the day and cost £6.
Nick Mowat, General Manager of The Capitol said “We are delighted to be offering these additional screenings and hope they will be convenient for people with autism and their friends who have time at the weekend to see a film”.
For further information about Blue Oasis Film Club screenings, Box Office Babies screenings, Movie Mondays and Family Film Fun films please take a look at our website: www.thecapitolhorsham.com or pick up a copy of our latest film flyer.
You can also follow us on Twitter (@CapitolHorsham) or like us on Facebook (The Capitol).
Branching Out Club
Westgate Leisure Centre, Chichester PO19 1RJ
4th Sunday of the month 1.30 - 3.30pm
£3.75 per child
For children and young people with additional needs and disabilities and their siblings aged 5 to 18. Arts and Crafts, Trampolines, Racket Sports, Soft Play and Bouncy Castles, FREE SWIM!
Blue Camel Club
Monday 9 December
The club night is for learning disabled people and their friends. Featuring a bar and chill out space, age 14+
Cost - £5 (£1 Carers)
The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS
7pm - 10pm
To book tickets call 01273 201801 or visit www.theoldmarket.com
For more information contact Carousel 01273 234734 Email: email@example.com
Live every first Sunday of the month at 2pm on Radio Reverb 97.2FM
Listen again at carouselradiopodomatic.com
Search Carousel Radio on itunes to subscribe
Chichester Downs Syndrome Support Group
Chichester Down Syndrome Support Group is putting creativity and dance centre stage and proudly presents its dance video to help celebrate inclusivity on World Down Syndrome Day.
The group supports over 60 local families and takes pride in raising awareness of Down Syndrome within the community.
With huge thanks to dance teacher and choreographer Suzanne Hill, beechtobeach for videoing and producing the film, Louisa Moxey – art director and photos, and OSAM Ltd who coordinated social media publicity.
Chichester Festival Theatre has a programme of special Access Performances including:
Signed performances interpreted for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Stagetext Captioned performances displaying English subtitles on a unit, for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Audio-described performances offer live commentary over headphones for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Touch Tours for blind or visually impaired people are available 90 minutes before audio-described performances. Free but booking is essential.
Relaxed performances welcome individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum, sensory and communication disorders, a learning disability or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment.
For more information or to book please call the box office on 01243 781312 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chichester Festival Youth Theatre for Young People & Adults with Disabilities
Our CFYT Wednesday (Horsham) and Friday (Chichester) groups are specifically for young people with additional needs.
CFYT Wednesday sessions take place at The Capitol in Horsham, 5.45pm – 7pm, every Wednesday during term time, for members aged 14+.
CFYT Friday sessions take place in the Steven Pimlott Building at Chichester Festival Theatre, from 3.45pm-5pm, every Friday during term time, for members aged 12+.
For more information on how to become a member, please call the LEAP on 01243 784437 or Email: email@example.com
Compass Card West Sussex
Around 34% of 0 to 25s with special educational needs or disabilities in West Sussex have a free Compass Card, which gives discounts and freebies at around 300 venues in and around Sussex - but there are many more who could enjoy the benefits. Help the Compass Team spread the word by sharing this post or printing off their ‘5 good reasons’ flyer and giving it to someone who doesn’t have a card! If you don’t have a printer, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and the Compass Team will post some to you. https://www.compasscard.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/registration-flyer-high-res-1.pdf)
Level Water Swimming Lessons
Free one-to-one swimming lessons for disabled children in Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. These lessons are available to:
- Children aged 4-11
- Who cannot currently swim ten metres
- With a physical disability or sensory impairment
- Who do NOT have a substantial learning or behavioural difficulty
Meet other parent carers and their children. Singing Sensory Play Toys & Activities. Lots of Fun! A unique Toddler Group for children 0 – 5 years with additional needs & their siblings to come and play together PACSO and Children & Family Centres in the District are working together to provide play opportunities for children with additional needs and their families.
Little PACSO Bognor has returned to the Treehouse, Laburnam Grove, Bognor Regis and is on Monday mornings, term time 9.30 - 11am
on Tuesday mornings, term time 10.00-11.30am at Wickbourne Centre, Clun Road, Littlehampton
and on Thursday mornings, term time 9.30 - 11am at Chichester Baptist Church, 124 Sherborne Road
For more information please contact us on 01243 533 353 Email: email@example.com
Oska Bright Film Festival
Oska Bright Film Festival is the world’s leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs. It is the world’s biggest learning disability film festival taking place at The Old Market in Brighton & Hove on Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 October. For more information and the full programme, visit https://oskabright.org/obff19
- Our Workshops are aimed at Parents and Carers of Children and Young People with additional needs and/or disabilities
- We regret we cannot accommodate children at any of the workshops
- There is no charge for our workshops, however we welcome donations to contribute to the costs of running the sessions. We suggest a donation of £3.
Friday 18th October
9.45am – 12.30pm
Kingdom Faith Church, Horsham
Making Sense of Challenging Behaviour in Adolescence (11+ years)
Monday 21st October
6.45pm – 9.30pm
The Woodlands Centre, Rustington
Making Sense of Educational Health Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and Plans
Wednesday 13th November
9.45am – 12.00pm
Heene Community Centre, Worthing
Making Sense of Sensory Processing Difficulties
Tuesday 19th November
9.45am – 12.00pm
Bognor Regis Children and Family Centre
Making Sense of Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
Wednesday 4th December
9.45am – 12.30am
Sidney West Children and Family Centre, Burgess Hill
To book contact Reaching Families. Tel: 01903 366360
The Rock House - Dates for 2019
Monday 21 October
Monday 18 November
Monday 16 December
A monthly music night that opens your ears to the best bands around, some who have learning disabilities and some who don't.
The Rock House is produced by Carousel, learning disability-led arts, contact 01273 234734.
Cost £3 (carers free)
Age 16+ (16-18 accompanied by an adult)
The Green Door Store, 7 Trafalgar Arches, Brighton BN1 4FQ
Doors open 7pm (Music 7.30 - 9.30pm)
More information at carousel.org.uk
The curly hair project
The curly hair project aims to improve understanding and communication between those on the autistic spectrum and their loved ones.
The curly hair project provides:
- Strategy workshops for people of all ages on the ASD spectrum and their families – held all over the UK
- Webinar workshops
- Bespoke workshops for councils/charities/schools
- A ‘how autism friendly is your business?’ package
For a list of upcoming workshops you can visit www.facebook.com/carolinecurlyhair or www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/events
Under Fives Resource Guide
Funded through Wellspring and the Lottery's 'Awards For All' , Chris North provided creative and interactive play sessions for under fives across West Sussex, primarily with children and families known to the Portage Service. He's put together a booklet of some of the activities and resources he used. Go to Chris' page to find out more!
Independent Supporters Service provided by Amaze
Amaze is an independent charity that offers information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities. They offer a range of services in Brighton and Hove, and provide the Independent Support Service in West Sussex.
The Independent Support Service is someone to offer parents/carers and young people extra advice and support while they go through the Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment process. Since September 2014, EHC plans have been replacing Statements of special educational needs. Independent Supporters have been introduced to help with new plans and transfers from statements. All parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities can also use their local Information Advice and Support Service (IASS) at any time and this is provided by the Parent Partnership Service.
For more information about this service contact IndependentsupportWSx@amazebrighton.org.uk or leave a message on 0300 123 9186
To contact West Sussex Parent Partnership Service email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0845 075 1008