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Family Learning Courses – Places still available

Adult Learning Lewisham offer amazing Family Learning courses that promote health, wellbeing and awareness of our environment in a fun, creative and engaging way. They still have few spaces left for some of their courses that are starting this week and after half term. Adults attending with child can be a parent, grandparent or carer.…

It’s World Autism Awareness Week

It’s 60 years since a group of parents of autistic children founded the National Autistic Society to fight for autistic people’s rights. What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000…

Drumbeat Outreach Parent Workshops

The Drumbeat Outreach schools team offers a termly calendar of workshops on a range of topics, strategies and interventions to support the needs of parents and carers. All free sessions are aimed at parents, family members and carers living with and supporting individuals with social communication difficulties, including children and young people with a diagnosis…

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

If your child has a special educational need and or disability it can be difficult to know where to turn to for support. At times you can feel isolated and advice can be confusing or difficult to understand. Talking to friends and family may not help as they may not understand the difficulties that you…

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Back to School – Again

Hello all our families and friends,  I’m Donna an Early Years Practitioner and Henry Facilitator. I run Stay & Play sessions and other parent and child sessions at our Children and Family Centres.  The closure of schools has been difficult for many children and their families. Parents have found themselves wearing the hat of parent…

Special Educational Needs Information

Here is a round up of Local and National Organisations that provide support and advice for families with children with Special Educational Needs. Website link – Drumbeat Drumbeat is a special school for children and young people with autism.  Drumbeat is more than a school.  It is a service that takes a lead across Lewisham for providing advice…

Changes to SEN provision by the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The new Coronavirus act 2020 has huge implications for SEND provision now and into the future as it temporarily relaxes or removes duties on boroughs to provide support for those with SEND. This is an obvious worry as many parents who wonder how long these changes will last, it effects children’s ability not only to…

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