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. 



Dear Parents and Carers

Don’t miss out on our training for parents, professionals and family members this term.  We’ve added new FREE training, including our brand new “Understanding and Supporting Autistic Adults”  and our legal Advice Workshop in partnership with SEN Legal, “EHCP’s: Navigating the Maze”

Training & Events | HACS Charity

Our next training sessions are:

Understanding Autistic Children & Young People

Wednesday 9th December 2020, 6pm – 8.30pm

This interactive Zoom training session will explore the four areas of difference associated with autism. You will be able to interact with the trainers and other parents throughout the session.

£10 per person 50% discount for Parent/Carer Forum Members - only £5 - please use booking code HillPCF at the checkout

 

*NEW* Understanding and Supporting Autistic Adults

Wednesday 16th December 2020 6pm – 8.30pm

This interactive Zoom training session has been co-produced with autistic adults and is aimed at family members, supporters and professionals to gain an insight into autism and understand what this means in a positive way, so that they can improve wellbeing and help the people they support to enjoy successful adult lives. You will be able to interact with the trainers and other attendees throughout the session.

£10 per person 50% discount for Parent/Carer Forum Members - only £5 - please use booking code HillPCF at the checkout

 

*NEW* Autism & Sensory Differences

Wednesday 20th January 2020 6pm – 8.30pm

Autistic individuals experience sensory information in very unique ways, including over-sensitivity, under-sensitivity or poor modulation. This Zoom training session for parents and professionals will focus on the sensory experiences of autistic people, how to reduce sensory distress and strategies for creating autism-friendly environments.

£10 per person 50% discount for Parent/Carer Forum Members - only £5 - please use booking code HillPCF at the checkout

 

*NEW* Legal Advice Workshop: EHCP’s: Navigating the Maze

Thursday 28th January 2020 6pm – 8.30pm

This workshop is for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs who are new to the system and want to know what to do.  You may be thinking of applying for an EHC Plan, you may already have applied and been turned down, or your Local Authority may have said ‘Yes’ and you are wondering what happens next and what to look out for. You may already have an EHCP and want to learn more about your legal rights, such as the Annual Review process.

£20 per person 50% discount for Parent/Carer Forum Members - only £10 - please use booking code HillPCF at the checkout

 

Pre-recorded Webinar: Understanding PDA and Autism

Available on demand 6pm – 8.30pm

This recorded webinar is hosted by Laura Kerbey looks at the differences and similarities of Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and gives attendees a "tool-kit" of strategies to effectively support children and young people with this profile of needs.

£10 per person 50% discount for Parent/Carer Forum Members - only £5 - please use booking code HillPCF at the checkout

Kind regards,

HACS Team

Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support

HACS Resource Centre

Dudley Place, Off Pinkwell Lane

Hayes

UB3 1PB

 

 


The local Dyspraxia Foundation Group hold coffee mornings at Meadow - new dates for 2020/2021 are as follows:

10am - 12.00 (approximately)

24 September 2020 

19 November 2020

21 January  2021

18 March 2021

13 May 2021

17 June 2021

 

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, dyspraxia - 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 dyspraxia and  information on social activities for families ie turtles swimming club , DASH youth centre on a Sunday . 

You can get me on either emmahewlett@tiscali.co.uk or emiliehewlett@gmail.com.

 

For more information about Dyspraxia, visit the website: http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

 


 

Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support

Training for Parents and Professionals: Autumn 2020

Don't miss out on our brand new webinars for parents and professionals


Understanding Autism

An essential introduction to Autism for parents and professionals. The webinar will explore areas
of difference and challenges faced by autistic children and young people, together with a range of
effective support strategies to successfully help them at home, school and in the community.

Book Now

 

 

Understanding PDA and Autism

Laura Kerbey from Positive Autism Support and Training looks at the differences and similarities of Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and gives attendees a "tool-kit" of strategies to effectively support children and young people with this profile of needs.

Book Now

 

Autism & Anxiety

“Autism and Anxiety” will explore the underlying causes of stress and anxiety in relation to autistic differences. The webinar identifies possible sources of stress and anxiety and how this may be expressed by autistic people, how to provide 

effective support for wellbeing and the importance of supporting autistic people to develop self-regulation strategies.

Book Now

 

 

Autism & Sensory Differences

Autistic people experience sensory information in very unique ways, including over-sensitivity, under-sensitivity or poor modulation.  Whilst sensory differences can be enjoyable for autistic people, they can also cause significant distress in coping with daily life. This webinar explores sensory differences and strategies to create sensory-friendly environments.

Book Now

 

 

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Who is challenging who? Behaviour that challenges is a form of communication - it's essential to identify what message an individual is sending and how we can respond in a supportive way.

This session will empower parents to identify the causes of behaviour that causes distress and improve wellbeing and quality of life not only for the autistic person but their family and people around them.

Book Now