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Education & Training

On this page, you will find suggested SEND related workshops and training available Locally, Nationally and Online.

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Greater Manchester Autism Consortium events are listed on their website:

To book your place on any of the free seminars for families click the link - https://www.autismgm.org.uk/events?fbclid=IwAR2H-94-RBXSd6yyzrqxpzPbj9GtIJ1MoICzv2LNOFlPYMK84-TXxONksNE 
If you have any questions you can get in touch
 through the contact us page, or by calling 0161 998 4667 and one of the team will be happy to help.

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At CBF we have been successfully running workshops for family carers, organisations and professionals for over 12 years. All of our workshops have been co-designed, co-developed and co-produced with family carers with a family member with a severe learning disability whose behaviour challenges. Find out more about this charity and book onto a workshop at: www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk

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Parent carers shouldn’t have to navigate the complicated SEND system all by themselves. That’s what our Helpful Guide is here for!

Our 100-page booklet is packed with advice and information to help you access support for your family — from your disabled child’s early years through to their adulthood transition.

It's 100% free and highly recommended by hundreds of UK families... so what are you waiting for? Order yours here to get a copy in the post contact.org.uk/helpful-guide

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  • Bury Adult Learning Centre. Wide range of courses available including skills for work, learning for pleasure, well-being workshops and courses for adults with additional needs. Web - https://www.bury.gov.uk/adultlearning

  • ADHD foundation. training courses for parents/professionals on a range of topics including Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, attachment, Dyspraxia and OCD. Webhttps://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

  • Yvonne Newbold - SEND parent who offfering training and support to other parent/carers specialising in violent challenging behaviour, anxiety and getting the right support for your family. Webhttps://yvonnenewbold.com/

  • PDA Society - A variety of workshops for parents/carers who have a young personal with Pathological Demand Avoidance. Webhttps://www.pdasociety.org.uk/

  • Seashell Trust - A variety of workshops for SEND families including non-verbal communication, supporting children with FASD, positive behaviour support. Webhttps://www.seashelltrust.org.uk/

  • The Creative Living Centre - Offer 1-1 support, courses and groups focusing on wellbeing for adults. Courses include challenging negative thoughts, assertiveness, dealing with anxiety. Webhttps://www.creativelivingcentre.org.uk/

  • Beacon House - Beacon House is a specialist, innovative and creative therapeutic service for young people, families and adults. They have developed freely available resources that you can use in your home or work setting. Webhttps://beaconhouse.org.uk/resources/

  • Au Academy - Regular workshops for parents/carers of children diagnosed with autism. Webhttps://aucademy.co.uk/

  • The Nurture Programme - Training and workshops for parent/carers of children with additional needs including Autism , PDA, ADHD. Webhttps://thenurtureprogramme.co.uk/

  • Special Needs Jungle - Website with resources, articles and information for parent/carers of children and young people with additional needs. Webhttps://www.specialneedsjungle.com/

  • Disability Law Service - Charity providing free legal advice and representation for disabled people. Webhttp://dls.org.uk/about-us/

  •  National Autistic Society - Provide advice and guidance for families, run special schools and colleges and offer training and workshops. Web - https://www.autism.org.uk/

  •  The PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) Society - We provide information, support and training about PDA for individuals, families and professionals. We aim to increase acceptance and understanding of the PDA profile within the concept of ‘dimensionality’ in autism, and to improve outcomes for individuals and families by focusing everyone involved on ‘what helps’. Web - https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/

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We deliver legal training to parents and carers, school staff, parent carer forums, local authorities and other organisations working in the field of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of the SEN legal framework.

By law, children and young people with SEND are entitled to educational support that meets their individual needs. Our training empowers families to secure the education their child is legally entitled to, and gives SEN professionals the opportunity to explore key issues in SEND law in the context of their role and organisation. 

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Family Fund iPAD & Tablet Workshops

Join Family Fund for a variety of in-person and digital workshops designed to help you get the most out of your iPad and Tablet.

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 Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD)

This presentation provides practical ideas for supporting children with specific sensory needs; Tactile, Visual, Auditory, Taste/Oral, Olfactory, Vestibular, Proprioception and Interoception.

Presented by Occupational Therapist Debbie Meintjes

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'Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them'
Albert Einstein

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