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

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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 and Julia. We regularly share information from service providers listed on our website.

Upcoming events

Northamptonshire Parent Forum Group Coping and Support Workshop

Are you the parent or carer of a child or young person under 25 with SEND who is struggling at the moment?

If you would like to learn coping strategies and techniques to help your own wellbeing and mental health, this workshop may be for you.

NPFG has teamed up with Contact to run a series of workshops. This workshop will cover: 

  • Identify the causes of stress
  • Understand the impact of stress
  • Explore ways to overcome stress
  • Further help and support

The format will be a relaxed and interactive session, giving you the opportunity to meet with other families in similar situations as well as giving you some tips to take away. The workshop facilitator is Emma Weatherdon, Parent Adviser in the Midlands for Contact.

  • Where: Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Northamptonshire, NN11 4GP
  • When: Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Light refreshments will be available. Please book via enquiries@npfg.co.uk.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Sensory Impairment Service: Touchpoint

If you have a child (or young person) with a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, or a multisensory impairment, these  workshops are for you. The sessions are facilitated by teachers from the Sensory Impairment Service. Please let us, or the Sensory Impairment service, know what times and days would be best for you.

For more information, email the Sensory Impairment Service:

Targeted

Deafconnect

Deafconnect children and families service hold activities for children who are deaf and those who have a hearing impairment. They also arrange regular coffee mornings for families and holiday activities. View their poster for upcoming events: 

Deafconnect run two youth groups for junior and seniors twice a month.

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.

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.