Parents have written some quotes for our SEN page – this is what they have had to say:-
The quotes are:
About Supporting children and families of pupils with SEN
"My child's transition from nursery to foundation was fully supported, using visuals and he has been supported from his very first day."
"The whole team are friendly and approachable, nothing is too much trouble and they are willing to explore every possible avenue."
Quotations about the Parent Support Group:
"The Parent Support Group meetings are a great idea. A chance to meet other parents, SENCo and other agencies for help along our children's journeys."
"The meetings for parents are fantastic, the help and advice from other parents is reassuring, you know that you are not alone - or going mad!"
"Mrs Burns provides a parent support group which offers advice and information. We can listen and share our problems without feeling judged."
"The support in this group is great, we meet regularly and really look after each other."
Youth Voices for Change: Under 18 Online Event with Luke
Luke Pollard MP invites under 18s to the next in his series of Zoom calls entitled ‘Youth Voices for Change’ – an informal discussion that will be held remotely and hosted by Luke, but led by you. In these sessions Luke hopes to understand the issues facing the youth during coronavirus and come up with potential solutions.
This event will be for under 18s in or from Plymouth, who have issues or suggestions they would like to share with their peers and with Luke. We will also have Councillor Jemima Laing, the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, on the call for safeguarding purposes.
Luke understands that the pandemic has impacted young people enormously; from mental health, employment opportunities, accessing support, and school and university grading and experiences. Luke wants to meet to give young people the opportunity to share their views and learn from and engage with each other. He is also keen to know how he might be able to help through his work in the city and in Parliament.
Under 18s Youth Voices for Change will be taking place on 25 November from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Please register in advance for this meeting via this Zoom link:
Dani-Mation at Plymouth University:
Please find attached a flyer for upcoming workshop opportunities for pupils from the age of 10 upwards (there is a charge). Dani-Mation is a company run by autistic people for autistic people, helping pupils develop their talents in computer, art and IT animation and related competencies, through certificated short course summer camps and workshops.
Autism awareness courses available to access on line
Please find below information available that will support learning and awareness around people with autism. The courses are free.
MindEd – Autism & Related Problems
MindEd is a free online e-learning resource for everyone with a duty of care for children and young people, whether this be through their work or outside it in a voluntary or charitable capacity. MindEd is developed and supported by a group of multi-disciplinary organisations, known as the consortium. Its members are: the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; the Royal College of Psychiatrists; the Royal College of Nursing; the Royal College of General Practitioners; the British Psychological Society; the National Children’s Bureau and YoungMinds.
Autism and Related Problems - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/445688
Complex Neurodevelopmental Problems - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/447103
Behavioural Management in Special Education Needs - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/511784
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/505731
Supporting Autism Spectrum Disorder - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/505960
Autistic Spectrum Matters - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/505735
Mild to Severe Learning Disability - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/513655
Hidden Disabilities Matter - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/511196
Autism: Combining Therapies and Collaborative Treatment - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/480831
Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CT): Families and Professionals - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/480825
Autistic Spectrum Issues - https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/447238
Advice from Child Development Centre
We have listed below some potential sources of information you may find helpful. We know that a diagnosis can help us to understand why a young person may present with certain challenges. However, there are strategies and solutions which can be put in place regardless of diagnosis.
Some additional helpful hints: