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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
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 Please note, this training was published in 2012, some information may be out of date.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.
|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.