2017 Whats on? Information and events.

Post date: Jan 9, 2017 10:49:11 AM

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Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2017!!

There is lots of interesting things coming up in the next few weeks.

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18th January 1:15pm

Hinderton families are invited to a coffee afternoon on 18th January at 1:15-2:55pm at Hinderton. Please fill in the slip coming home this week to reserve your space. This is a great opportunity to meet other Hinderton families and share advice.


DID CARD- Disabled Identification card-

Go paperless- Do you carry your child's paperwork around with you. ???

Click on the link below to find out more about the DID card.

EVENTS, COURSE AND MORE...........................

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

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Odeon Cinema, Bromborough – will be showing Sing on Sunday, 29th January at 10:15am.

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Vue Cinema, Birkenhead & Cheshire Oaks – will be showing Storks on Sunday, 29th January at 10:15am.

Dont forget to take your Cinema pass with you-https://www.ceacard.co.uk/

Cheshire Oaks – Autism Friendly Night- 7th February

Cheshire Oaks host a monthly Autism Friendly shopping experience, with a couple of adaptions to help ease the anxiety that shopping can cause and also to help build confidence for people on the autism spectrum and their friends/families. The adaptions include; lights turned down low, music turned off/low, a number of quiet zones throughout the site for a place to go if feeling overwhelmed and need a break, staff have received training in autism from our award winning Autism in Practice Department. Also if you visit the customer service office when you arrive, you can collect a map of the site which outlines all the quiet zones and also some autism alert cards which can be handed out to the public or staff if required.

The next Autism Friendly Shopping Night will be on Tuesday, 7th February from 5:00 – 9:00pm

NAS-National Autistic Society- Managing Anger Seminar -Thursday 17th March

Cheshire West and Chester branch of the National Autistic Society are hosting an Anger Seminar for parents and carers of young people with autism; this will take place on Thursday, 17th March from 9:30am – 2:30pm at Cheshire County Sports in Chester.

This should be very informative with great hints and tips for strategies and examples of resources to have a look through. This course is free, but a donation of £5 per family is appreciated and places must be booked in advance. If you would like further details, please follow the website link below:

Managing Anger Seminar Poster

In Runcorn.......

CHAPS COURSE- Mindfulness for Children with ASD – Runcorn Course

Course running on Wednesday, 11th January in Runcorn called Mindfulness for Children with ASD which is being hosted by ChAPS (Cheshire Autism Parent Support). This will take place from 6:00 – 7:00pm and runs for a total of 8 weeks covering different topics such as the anger train, stormy mind, confidence and kindness and many more. There is a donation charge of £50 per child and your child does not need to have a formal diagnosis. To find out more about the course and details on how to book on, please follow the link below.

Mindfulness Course in Runcorn Link

On the Wirral......

About Autism – Autism Local Event

Local support group About Autism are hosting an Autism Local event in February at Wallasey Village Library. There will be representatives from different places to tell you more about their services and what is available including; Elaine Barton, Alex Lowery, West Kirby Residential, Autism in Motion, Young Epilepsy Support and many more including Autism Together!

This event will take place on Monday, 6th February from 10am – 4:00pm; so put this date in your diary now and follow the link below to access the poster!

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AU Kids Magazine

This magazine is full of really useful information, great resources and written in an easy to read and down to earth attitude by 2 parents of children with Autism. They are currently having a 50% off January sale on their online or print subscriptions through January only using the promotional code MADJAN – so this would be about £7.50 for a year subscription!! Follow the link below to access their website:


That's all for now.

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Please remember and if you have any information you would like me to put on the blog

Email me at karen.williams@hinderton.cheshire.sch.uk or call me on 0151 338 2200

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