Special Needs Circle - East Midlands

Charity Supporting families with children with special needs & disabilities
living in the East Midlands and East Staffordshire 

Fri, 5 April 2019

10:00 – 14:00 

Chantal Karatas is the Founder of Odyssey Assessment Education and Training. She lectures on the MA Dyslexia Research and Practice and on a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (FE/HE) for trainee teachers. Since 2007, she has worked in both colleges and universities mentoring students with SEN, as well as teaching Maths, English and Study Skills, to students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD and Autism across their degree programmes.

Chantal and her team assess for dyslexia and dyscalculia, across all ages of education, as well as for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and work based assessments. To develop inclusive practice across education and the workplace, Chantal regularly delivers training for parents, teachers, disability teams and managers in relation to SEN. All training utilises experiential activities to develop a deeper understanding of theory and how this relates to practical strategies which can be utilised at home, in the classroom or workplace.

The ADHD Awareness Training will cover:

1) Executive Functioning and its role in everyday life

2) Assessment pathways for ADHD

3) Positive role models with ADHD

4) Strategies to support young people with ADHD at home and school

10am arrival for a 10.30 start. Refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

MEMBERSHIP CARDHOLDERS £10.00 plus booking fee (1 ticket for the named cardholder only)

NON MEMBERS - £20 plus booking fee

Membership if free to unpaid carers / grandparents living in the East Midlands. Please visit our membership page for details.

SEND Stay and play FREE Family Easter Event!

Emmanuel Church Hall, Swadlincote 

Wed, 17 April 2019

10:30 – 12:00 

Stay and play Easter for children with special needs & disabilities plus siblings!!

Come along and join in the fun as we go on an Egg hunt in the garden! How many can you find? Have a go at painting your very own egg or make a yummy Easter nest cake. Loads of Easter themed crafts and fun for everyone and you'll never know who will pop in and say hello ;)

Eggs have been kindly donated by Morrisons Supermarket in Swadlincote.

Children must be under adult supervision at all times. Be aware it can get busy however we do have a quiet room available to use if needed.





Thursday 2nd May - Maurice Lea Memorial Park 

Meet 10am at the Bandstand

The wellbeing of parent carers of SEND can often be overlooked and her at the Special Needs Circle we want to change that. Gentle walking has so many benefits. It improves mood, reduces stress and depression , improves self esteem and can help with weight management. Joining our walking group will give you a chance to connect with other parent carers and volunteers from The Special Needs Circle. We are going to start with a gentle stroll around the beautiful Gresley Park and hopefully as time goes by we can lengthen our walks. All walks will be pushchair and wheelchair friendly, children and well behaved, sociable dogs will be welcome.

To let us know your coming and so we can keep in touch should this event be cancelled due to inclement weather  please click on the link to grab a ticket.

Friends and family welcome too