Upcoming Events and Courses
Please scroll down to read about upcoming events and courses which may be of interest to parents and families. We do not specifically endorse any of the non-Meadow events, we are just passing on information which may be useful and/or of interest to Meadow families. Some of the events and courses are at Meadow High School, but some are run by external providers, so please ensure you read the information carefully.
Santa’s Grotto—Iver Flowerland (Garden Centre) have arranged some times for children with special needs and disabilities to visit Santa Claus in his grotto. The dates are Wednesday 12 December and Thursday 20 December between 10am and 4.30pm. The cost is £7.50 per child, for which you get to visit Santa, a gift and a mini Christmas tree ! You do need to book in advance though by calling 01753 630909. Visit www.flowerland.co.uk for more information.
RELAXED PERFORMANCE OF THE LION KING
- BOOK NOW FOR JUNE 2019
Bookings available now
BOOK NOW TO ATTEND THE NEXT RELAXED PERFORMANCE ON JUNE 2ND2019
THE LION KING is committed to creating a friendly and inclusive audience experience at the Lyceum Theatre, London. Having hosted its fifth Autism-Friendly Performance in London in June 2018, the landmark musical is delighted to be presenting a Relaxed Performance at 1.30pm on Sunday 2nd June, 2019. Relaxed performances are specially adapted to be accessible to wide range of audiences such as those with autism, those with a learning disability or anyone with a sensory predisposition, with extra trained staff on hand and dedicated quiet areas inside the theatre should anyone need to leave their seat.
To book call the BY PHONE
CALL THE LYCEUM THEATRE BOX OFFICE0844 871 3000
Ticket prices from £20.00Further details see The Lyceum website:: https://thelionking.co.uk/relaxedperformances
Autism-friendly performances can be a fantastic way for somebody with autism to enjoy a live theatre show. These shows will have had adjustments made in the form of reduction to sound levels, some changes to lighting and loud sound effects and strobe lighting taken out. There will be a relaxed attitude to movement in and out of the auditorium and there will be some designated chill-out areas available. The theatre staff and cast will also have received some training so they have some understanding of autism.
Meadow High School ASD Support Group
Support for Parents and Carers of children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder
I am writing to advise parents and carers of our students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that we have an ASD support group in school. This academic year the group will be meeting once a month on a Wednesday from 10.00 am until 11.00 am.
The aim of the group is to provide parents and carers with the opportunity to get to know one another, share experiences, strategies and receive support from each other. I will also be available to provide information and guidance on different aspects of autism and offer advice on managing autism within the family.
If you would like to join us, I will meet you in our reception area and take you to our meeting place, where refreshments will also be served. Please see below the dates of our planned meetings for this year:
Wednesday 19 th September, 2018
Wednesday 17th October, 2018
Wednesday 21st November, 2018
Wednesday 19th December, 2018
Wednesday 16th January, 2019
Wednesday 13th February, 2019
Wednesday 20th March, 2019
Wednesday 24th April, 2019
Wednesday 15th May, 2019
Wednesday 19th June, 2019
Wednesday 17th July, 2019
We warmly welcome new parents/carers to join our group as existing members have greatly benefited by sharing their ideas and experiences with each other.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 19th September, 2018.
Mrs. T Watson
Lead Teacher Autism
The local Dyspraxia Foundation Group hold coffee mornings on some Thursdays at Meadow High School. They have provided the following dates for forthcoming meetings:
Venue: Meadow High School Library
27 September 2018
15 November 2018
24 January 2019
14 March 2019
16 May 2019
26 June 2019
Meetings organiser, Emma, says:
At the dyspraxia coffee mornings we talk in confidence with in the 4 walls. What's said stays within those walls unless you are happy for me to share or talk over any problems with either the Civic Centre , SENDIASS, etc .
It's a small group that offer advice and a listening ear where possible. Somewhere to let of steam without being judged. It sometimes opens up friendships, builds confidence for adults alike. The group is open to everyone that has, or knows some one that has, dysprixia - adults or children.
You don't have to have an official diagnosis either. You can come along if you just want to find out more about Dyspraxia, or maybe someone you know is waiting for a formal diagnosis.
We also offer fact sheets , information on dysprixia and information on social activities for families ie turtles swimming club , DASH youth centre on a Sunday .
For more information about Dyspraxia, visit the website: http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
DISABILITY FOOTBALL SESSIONS
Monday Disability Football at Meriden Community Centre
7 to 16 years old
5pm - 6pm starting on Monday 10th September to Monday 17th December
£20 for the term or £2 per session
To book https://meridencc.com/course-listing
Wednesday Disability Football at Westfield Sport Centre
7 to 16 years old
6pm - 7pm starting on Wednesday 12th September to Wednesday 12th December
£20 for the term or £2 per session
To book https://www.watfordfccsetrust.com/courses
Saturday and Holiday playgroup in Northolt
for SEN chilldren aged 8-19
New players wanted for our Disability Teams
Cinemas: Autism-friendly screenings As cinemas are often places that are not easily accessible, autism-friendly screenings (AFS) aim to make families feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed in an environment that can otherwise seem traumatic. Families are able to enjoy a film in an environment designed for people on the autism spectrum, their friends and carers. During the film, low lights are left on inside the auditorium, the volume of the soundtrack is reduced and there should not be any trailers. Cinema goers are free to move around, make a noise or take a break during the film if they need to - these are activities not usually encouraged at regular screenings.
ODEON Cinemas host screenings suitable for those on the autistic spectrum each month at selected cinemas. There are now over 90 ODEON cinemas across the country offering this service. For more information and to book tickets visit www.odeon.co.uk
Picturehouse runs regular autism-friendly screenings at cinemas across the country. These take place on one Saturday or
Sunday a month when they show a popular family film. Please click on the following link to find out more information about many autism-friendly viewings: http://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-
Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support (HACS) have provided some leaflets about current youth clubs, playschemes etc they run. Please visit their website http://www.hacs.org.uk for more details.