Wellspring Information Booklet
We have just published a new Information Booklet about our work with details of all our Creative Arts workshops. If you know anyone who would like to support our work by making a donation, please share the booklet with them!
Wheely Wonders leaflet
We have also produced a leaflet about our Wheely Wonders days - do share this with any families who would be interested in coming to future dates!
Chris North Storyteller
Chris North has a new website and storytelling YouTube channel. Chris will write personalised stories for children and young people on request through the website.
Seymour's Flight's of Passage
Wellspring committee member Chris North has had his first book, "Seymour's Flights of Passage" published on Kindle! 'Seymour's Flights of Passage' is a mentoring guide through the ups and downs of life, seen through the eyes of a seagull. From birth to death and the next unknown 'passage', an entire lifetime of experiences; fear, courage, pain, joys, change, love and loss.
Buy the book on Amazon for just £2.99 here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seymours-Flights-Passage-More-Sees-ebook/dp/B0851HWLLK/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=seymour%27s&qid=1582738494&sr=8-6
Don't forget to leave a review for Chris!
Wouldn’t it be great to have lots of leisure discounts sorted out for the winter, as well as the chance to win one of loads of family tickets to festive shows across Sussex? Amaze's Compass Card Team is entering everyone who registers for a free Compass Card during November in a prize draw for the best shows in town, so if you haven’t registered for or renewed your card yet, now’s the perfect time! The Compass Card is for 0 to 25s with special educational needs or disabilities living or going to school in Brighton & Hove or West Sussex. Click here [https://www.compasscard.org.uk/news-and-events/register-for-a-compass-card-in-november-and-win-xmas-family-tickets/] for details of the show tickets up for grabs and visit www.compasscard.org.uk for more info about how to apply for a card.
Offering various summer holiday days for children and young people with additional needs:
Holiday Activity Programme - The HAF programme is a series of free activity days for children and young people in KS2, KS3 and KS4 (age 7-16 years) who are eligible for free school meals. Angling4Education is offering 16 activity sessions through out the summer holidays. Each session is 4 hours long (10.30am – 14.30pm) and includes a healthy lunch. Click here to book on.
Art Group - This programme is specifically designed to work with children and young people who are struggling to engage in education and particularly those who struggle with anxiety based behaviour. We provide a nurturing and creative environment and will be using art and crafts and cooking as an activity to engage, challenge and inspire young people to reach their full potential. Our outcomes focus on identified needs such as emotional well-being, Low self-esteem, poor attendance, educational attainment, poor behaviour and low aspirations. For more information please contact: email@example.com
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.
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Stay Connected - offering various ways of supporting families until meet ups can resume: www.reachingfamilies.org.uk/stayconnected.html
- 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.
To book contact Reaching Families. Tel: 01903 366360
Offering online training - details on the website. www.storymassage.co.uk/training/online-course/
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