Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

What's on?

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Social media

You can keep up-to-date with news and events with our social media accounts. The accounts are monitored Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) by Kathy, Julia and Leanne. We regularly share information from service providers listed on our website.

Upcoming events

Targeted

Moving on Up 2018

After the success of past years events, IASS are pleased to announce the 2018 dates for their conferences to support students with SEN and / or disability to develop independence and make choices. Students will participate in workshops at the Saints Study Centre that will help prepare for adulthood and independence. All students will also take part in a stadium tour of The Saints RFC!

Year 9+: Tuesday 24 January 2018 (10am to 2pm)
Year 7/8: Wednesday 21 March 2018 (10am to 2pm)

For more information, please contact Sarah Parkinson on 01604 367606 or email SaParkinson@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

Deafconnect

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

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:

Carers' Support

View a wide range of activities and events for carers.

For more information go to the Northamptonshire Carers website:

Regular SEN events

Play

Music

Discos

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

Universal

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

Northampton Museums

Activities and workshops for children and families Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum.

Training opportunities

​TrainingDate and timeVenue​Further information​
​Early years SEN training​Various​​​Various

​Training for staff working with young children with special educational needs.

​Early years foundation courses​VariousVarious​

Training for staff working with young children.

​Advanced TrainingOnline​Online

​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  ​VariousVarious

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 TherapySee poster for dates

​Camrose Children's Centre, Northampton

or

Sudborough House, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering

​3-day certified 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.

​Adult Learning​Various​Various

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.

​Autism Know How

​15 January 2018

9:15am to 12:15pm

​Denfield Park Primary School, Rushden

​​'Social skills' course for school staff and parents.

Discount for booking all three Autism Know How courses.