Earlybird and Earlybird Plus
This is an excellent course for improving your understanding of your child’s autism and discussing strategies to support them at home and school. It is offered to families with a child on the Autistic Spectrum, aged 4 – 8 years old at the start of the course. Each family has 2 places allocated – these can be mum and dad, or parent and a close family member eg grandparent / aunt / uncle or parent and friend. If you attend the course there is provision for a member of staff, from the school that your child attends, to also attend the training – this is very valuable in sharing home / school understanding of your child.
Please consider taking up the opportunity of this training – families who have attended training in the past have commented on how much more confident they feel, how much they enjoyed meeting and sharing experiences with other families and improvements in home / school support. - For further details contact email@example.com
EarlyBird Plus Programme
Training sessions run from 9.30am -12.00 midday.
Follow up session from Summer 2019 will be on Monday 14th October 2019 1-2.30pm.
Dates for SPRING TERM 2020
Mon 13th January Session 1 Mon 20th January Session 2 Mon 27th Jan Session 3 Mon 3rd February Session 4 Mon 10th Feb Home Visit A
Half Term 17th Feb NO SESSION 24th Feb Mon 2nd March Session 5 Mon 9th March Session 6 Mon 16th March Session 7
Mon 23rd March Home Visit B Mon 30th March Session 8
EarlyBird Healthy Minds
We will be delivering Healthy Minds Courses at Gosberton House Academy from January 2019. This is primarily a follow on course from the EarlyBird Plus aimed at parents of children aged 9 and over, however it is not compulsory to have completed the EarlyBird Plus to attend the course.Sessions will start from January 22nd,29th,February 5th,half term holiday,February 26th & March 4th,
This quote about the course is taken directly from the NAS website:-
The EarlyBird Healthy Minds programme is a six-session parent support programme to help promote good mental health in children with autism (including Asperger syndrome). Healthy Minds has been developed in response to recent evidence which indicated that a high percentage of autistic children are at risk of experiencing mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood. The programme aims to help minimise this risk.
Healthy Minds aims to empower parents, carers and accompanying professionals to understand more about the mental health issues that autistic young people may face.
During the six Healthy Minds sessions, we will look strategies that can help autistic children to:
- build self-esteem
- increase confidence
- reduce anxiety
- develop resilience.
Please contact the school, reference "EarlyBird Healthy Minds Course" if you would like an application form, please note that places are limited and may have to be appointed on a first come first served basis although priority may be given due to circumstances. You may also wish to note that this is not the same course being run by the NHS also called Healthy Minds.
Here are some quotes from parents attending previous healthy minds courses :
'Friendly small group, interesting information- looking forward to next week'
'Again all good ideas- we will try to implement.Great to discuss ideas & experiences.Thankyou !'
'Brilliant course -This has already helped us so much.'
'We have learnt how to help our son cope better,we have seen a big difference at home since attending the course '
'Lovely group,well presented.Lots of ideas sharing & good information throughout.Thankyou'
'Absolutely fantastic course,brilliant presenters,thoroughly enjoyed it - been a huge help '
NAS - Parent to Parent Service
NAS - Parent to Parent Service
Please see information below about the service available from the National Autistic Society.Find out more information on their web page or the online enquiry form by visiting the Parent to Parent pages of the NAS website.
We have our latest Ofsted Report,June 2019. - 'we are delighted to be able to share our latest Ofsted Report with you.Thankyou very much for your help and support - Working Together Learning Together we are able to create an environment that is the best that it can be for all of our youngsters.This is a fantastic letter,the content of which truly reflects your wonderful children,our wonderful staff and our officially 'OUTSTANDING' school.Congratulations!
Please see at the bottom of the page on attachments the Ofsted Report.
Family Action Helpline
Family Action Helpline - 0808 802 0222 The Parent Helpline is FREE.Parents can call for a befriending service where a volunteer will support for a period of time or counselling can also be offered if required via telephone or email.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum - Please see their website Events page for further details ( www.lincspcf.org.uk ) Telephone : 07925232466
Lincolnshire Parent Carer will be holding drop in Information Sessions around Lincolnshire to be able to meet professionals & share information - Please see the attached documents below for dates of the drop in sessions.
Learn more about support services, grants and information for you and your child at this Forum.
The NHS are running Drop-In sessions at venues in Lincolnshire to hear more information on new funding available to children & adults with autism.- Please see below on the attachment NHS Autism Funding for listed venues -
Lincolnshire County Council will be holding meetings around the local community throughout October for people with disabilities - Please see further details on the attachments below-Voice to be heard Poster
Lincolnshire County Council Community Team have been very busy this week with the final preparations for the Pumpkin Festival which takes place this Friday the 11th October. Join us for a fabulous day celebrating the harvest and the talents of our fantastic community. The day includes a festival market, pumpkin parade, stage performances and street entertainment, plus finale fireworks. For more information head to https://www.sholland.gov.uk/pumpkinfestival
Little Miracles Parent/Carer Social Group,Bourne invite all parents & carers of children with special needs, disabilities or life threatening illnesses to their centre at Butterfields Centre, 2, North Road Bourne.
Little Miracles will be holding a Halloween Party on saturday 26th October from 3 pm -5pm for families with additional needs & disabilities only.At : Masonic Lodge Rowan Way, Bourne £2 per child attendance fee tp pay on day.
Big Little Miracles will be holding a Youth Club at The Deepings caravan park for children 10 years & upwards (max 25 years) with additional needs, disabilities & life limiting illnesses.Held every 2nd Tuesday of the month 6pm-8pm..For further details see the attachment Big Little Miracles at the bottom of the page.
Please see further details for Little Miracles on the attachments at the bottom of the page.
- http://www.transitioninfonetwork.org.uk/page/1 - Transition Information Network
- www.cwdsi.co.uk -[This is the Lincolnshire County Council web-page for children with disabilities and/or sensory impairments,providing a range of sevices,information]
- www.careresconnect.me [Support for carers in Lincolnshire]
- www.autism.org.uk/pubs - The National Autistic Society publications
- www.autism.org.uk/amazonshop - The sensory world of autism
- www.paains.org.uk - This website is designed to be a gentle step by step guide into the fascination and rewarding world of Autism
- www.oassis.co.uk - 0ffice for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special Needs.
- www.widgit.com - very good for free downloads of visual symbols - Also has a newspaper for older children, recipes, jokes, film reviews etc., also try ebay for Visual Resources.
- www.education.gov.uk/popularquestions/childrenand families/specialeducationalneeds.
- Lincolnshire Young Carers Count - Spurgeons - 01205 331322 firstname.lastname@example.org
- http://www.autism.org.uk/our-services/advice-and-information-services/parent-to-parent-service.aspx-NAS web page
- http://www.ceop.gov.uk - Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre
- http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lscb - Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
Other useful links:
- https://www.tigermobiles.com/2015/05/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/ - Advice on Safe Smartphone Use
- http://website.twtt.org.uk/ - This is the link for the Working Together Team websiite.
- Please see details below on the uploads and the Young Voices Poster about SEND Young Voices- which is for 11-25 age group so would be relevant to Year 6 .It is a group of young people that are working together to improve services for young children with SEND.