Lovely sibling interview by Caitlin with Charlotte who has autism on Radio 4

For those of you who missed it there was a lovely interview this morning between Caitlin who is non autistic and her autistic sister Charlotte. You will be able to hear it on catch up.

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Free Autism Event: Autism Fayre 2015. Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event


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Free Information session for parents and carers on how the law relating to SEN & Disability has changed

Please not that this is not an Autism Centre event

This is an invitation to come along to a free information session to learn about how the law relating to SEN & Disability has changed and how it might affect you and your family.

 The next 3 sessions are Mon 23rd Feb, Tues 24th March & Weds 29th April at the Quaker Meeting House (city centre near the Cathedral) 10.30 to 1.30 with a bite to eat available.

 To aid catering arrangements please contact us on either 0114 273 6009 or and book on to the session of your choice.

 We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

Sheffield SEN & Disability, Information, Advice and Support
Sheffield City Council



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Wishing Luke Beardon good luck

The Autism Centre is wishing its own Dr. Luke Beardon good luck this week with his nomination for a National Autistic Society lifetime achievement award. Read about Luke’s call for a change in attitudes towards autism in a recent Yorkshire Post article

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You say …I hear – Reflecting on breakdowns in communication between practitioners and parents/carers

Click here to access a short animation that depicts some of the thinking that Katherine Runswick-Cole and Nick Hodge have been doing around practitioner-parent/carer conversations. They are interested in why communication sometimes breaks down and the impact that this can have on the well being of all parties concerned, including children and young people. Katherine and Nick suggest that practitioners need to learn and reflect more about how individual parents and carers experience and view the world. Only when you can appreciate the context of someone’s life and situation can you fully realise how your words might be received and understood.  Although this may sound an overwhelming task it really comes down to asking ‘and how are things with you?’

This presentation was delivered on 3rd February 2015 at the Educational Rights Alliance Conference in London

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Conference: Successful Transitions in Education for C& YP with SEND. 12th March 2015

Conference: Successful Transitions in Education 12th March 2015

A half day conference for all those interested in how transitions are experienced by children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers. Together we will reflect on these experiences and identify ways of providing more effective support. Click on the link above for further details and a booking form.

Please circulate the information to your contacts.

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Justice for LB on Newsnight

BBC 2’s Newsnight team have been filming interviews about the Justice for LB campaign  The feature may well be shown this evening. Newsnight begins at 22.30.

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