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Post date: Nov 4, 2015 2:37:21 PM

Hope you had a good week, please let me know if you visited and can recommend a autism friendly activity or place of interest to pass on to other families.

Lots of great events are happening over the next few weeks so please keep looking at the blog. I have added some information this week on Bonfire/firework hint's and tips written by the NAS, Review of children's services, Information on Charlotte's tandems , Kings School do extracts from the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Kidz up North and much more.

Bonfire Night – Hints and Tips

National Autistic Society have some great hints and tips on their website, click on the link below:

NAS Bonfire Night

Looking for some sensory activities – follow the link below to the Pinterest site where there is hundreds of ideas!

Sensory Bonfire Activities

NAS Events happening within Cheshire West and Chester Branch area - FREE Play - Extracts From The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time

FREE Play - Extracts From The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November

The King's School's Sixth Form company, Focus Theatre, present a series of scenes from Mark Haddon's much loved novel.

This is a free awareness raising event.

To book tickets click on https://http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-extract-of-the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-nightime-tickets-18473291111

https://upto.com/e/mkCZ

Review of Services for Disabled Children and Young People (including physical and leaning disabilities aged between 0-25 years)

Wednesday, November 11, 201510:00 AM - 12:00 GMT

Venue- Hinderton School

You are invited to an event to give your views on the effectiveness of the services listed below and how they could operate in a more joined up way without losing specialist support that is needed -

- Disabled Access to Resources Team (DART) - in-house short break provision

- Pinewood - Overnight short break unit

- Commissioned short break provision

- Children with Disabilities Team in Children Social Care

- Transition Team for Disabled Young People Social Care.

These events have been organised across the borough to inform the basis of the formal consultation to be held in Spring 2016. Events are taking place in October and November 2015 to give you an opportunity to talk face-to-face with senior members of Council staff and to give your views on their services.

To book your place of for more information please contact:

Information, Advice and Support Service -

Telephone: 0300 123 7001

CHARLOTTE'S TANDEMS

Charlotte's Tandems provide free bicycle hire for children and families with disabilities, where they will deliver and pick up the bike after you have borrowed it, they also stock tandem bicycles and disability bikes.

Click the links for some details about a free taster session being held on Sunday, 22nd November from 10:30am – 12:30pm at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. Brilliant chance to have a look at the tandem bike in action and meet some of Charlotte’s Tandems team!

For further details, please follow the link below and register your interest or just turn up on the day!

Charlotte’s Tandems Taster Day

Charlotte’s Tandems Website

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

Once a month every cinema on the Wirral and in Liverpool will show an autism friendly screening of a children’s movie; this is great for all ages and family members to attend and is targeted at those with a child with ASD or disability. The screenings differ from the usual mainstream as there are no adverts before the film is shown (therefore be there on time), the lights are raised slightly and the sound is lowered; also if your child changes seats or talks during the performance then this is ok. This is also a good chance to meet other families with children with ASD. This months screenings are:

Odeon, Bromborough – will be showing The Good Dinosaur on Sunday, 29th November at 11:30am.

Vue Cinema, Birkenhead & Cheshire Oaks will be showing Minions on Sunday, 29th November at 10:00am; for only £1.99 a ticket!

Kidz to Adultz up North

Thursday 19th November 2015, EventCity, Barton Dock Road, Manchester, M17 8AS

9.30am - 4.30pm

Click on the link for more details-http://www.disabledliving.co.uk/Kidz/North

and finally.......

Sesame street introduce a new character

This is Julia and she has autism.

Sesame Street have some great resources from visuals to social stories and books for siblings.

Click on the link below to have a look.

http://autism.sesamestreet.org/

If you would like more information on any of the information above contact me on 0151 338 2200 or karen.williams@hinderton.cheshire.sch.uk

Take care

Karen