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Sensory Impairment Service: TouchPoint - Supporting Transition and Transfer
If you have a child (or young person) with a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, or a multisensory impairment, this workshop is for you. It will provide practical information about what makes an effective transition and how best to support your child as they move from home or early years setting into primary school and from primary into the secondary phase and post-16. The session will be facilitated by teachers from the Sensory Impairment Service.
|Tuesday 15 May||1 to 3pm|
Kingsthorpe Children's Centre
St. David's Road
|Friday 18 May||1 to 3pm|
Penrith Drive Children's Centre
For more information, email the Sensory Impairment Service:
Northamptonshire Transforming Care Partnership Workshops
The Northamptonshire Transforming Care Partnership has recently refreshed its care and treatment policies and procedures.
The procedures relate to children, young people, and adults (who have ASD or a learning disability) if they're admitted to a hospital for behavioural or mental health reasons.
If you work with people who have ASD or a learning disability you need to be aware of these procedures, and in particular you need to know:
- how to refer someone to the Risk Register (with their consent)
- how you can access a Care, Education and Treatment Review (CETR) and how it will help
The Northamptonshire Transforming Care Partnership are running workshops (in One Angel Square) for staff working in education, health, social care, and advocacy to discuss the procedures and policies.
- Friday 20 April 2018 (10am to midday)
- Wednesday 16 May 2018 (1:30 to 3:30pm)
- Tuesday 26 June 2018 (10am to midday)
- Tuesday 26 June 2018 (1:30 to 3:30pm)
Places will be allocated on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. Please email your name and contact details along with up to 3 preferred dates and times to
CTR@nass.uk.net. If your preferred date and time is not available, you will receive an offer for the next available date and time.
Deafconnect children and families service hold activities for children who are deaf and those who have a hearing impairment. View the poster below for upcoming events:
Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire.
Do you have a learning disability? Would you like to be part of one of the biggest sports programmes in the world? Find out how to get involved in the Special Olympics in Northamptonshire below:
View a wide range of activities and events for carers.
For more information go to the Northamptonshire Carers website:
Regular SEN events
Cinema (Autism friendly screenings)
Cineworld: first Sunday of the month, 11am
Vue: the last Sunday of the month, 10:15am
Odeon: one Sunday a month, 10:15am
Northamptonshire Libraries and Country Parks
The Events Calendar provides up-to-date information about activities for children and families in Northamptonshire's libraries and country parks. It includes details and availability of universal children's centre services that are provided by the libraries.
View the libraries and country parks events calendar
Activities and workshops for children and families Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum.
|Early years SEN training||Various||Various|
Training for staff working with young children with special educational needs.
|Early years foundation courses||Various||Various|
Training for staff working with young children.
Free online training materials about Special Educational Needs for professionals. Please note, this training was published in 2012, some information may be out of date.
|Anti-Bullying Alliance||Online ||Online|
Free online training about bullying for professionals.
|Disability Matters ||Online||Online|
Free online training about disability for the UK workforce.
|Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Services ||Various||Various|
Targeted mental health in schools (TAMHS) and learning focused courses for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO staff in LA maintained, academy and free mainstream schools.
|Children's Speech and Language Therapy||Various||Various|
Training for teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO staff in LA maintained, academy and free mainstream primary schools.
|Children's Speech and Language Therapy||See poster for dates|
Camrose Children's Centre, Northampton
Sudborough House, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering
Signalong Foundation Course for early years practitioners and school teaching staff. £80 per person (15 hours training and certificate).
|Disabled Living ||Various||Various|
Training programmes for professionals, parents and carers.
BSL courses for adults.
|Specialist Support Service ||Various||Various|
Courses for parents/carers of children and young people with a diagnosis of autism and other special educational needs or disabilities.