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You can keep up-to-date with news and events with our social media accounts. The accounts are monitored Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) by Julia, Kathy, and Leanne. We regularly share information from service providers listed on our website.

Entertainment

Specialist theatre listings (suitable for sensory impairment)  for June 2016, in and around Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Sport event

Do you like playing sport? Would you like to be part of one of the biggest sports programmes in the world? Find out how to get involved in the Special Olympics in Northamptonshire below: 

Transitions event

Learners with an EHC plan in Year 9 and above, their parents and carers, are invited to a Transitions Event. At the event, there will be the opportunity to find out about courses and vocational experiences. Colleges, training providers and support agencies will be there to  explain how they can support you.

When: Tuesday 18th October, 10am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm

Where: Billing Brook School, Penistone Road, Northampton, NN3 8EZ

Booking is essential, contact Tracey Moulton:

tracey.moulton@billingbrook.northants.sch.uk

01604 773910

Shooting Stars Fun Day

The Shooting Stars group are planning a family fun day this summer, where they will be showcasing their new Multi Sensory Room.

When: Thursday 25th August

Where: Russell House, Rickyard Road, Northampton, NN3 3QZ

Booking is essential, contact the Children's Rights Service:

Childrensrights@northamptonshire.gov.uk

01604 368051

Northamptonshire Carers events

View a wide range of activities and events for carers.

For more information go to their website: Northamptonshire Carers

Training opportunities

​TrainingVenue​Date and time​Further information​
​Early years training Various​​Various​See the Early years inclusion support pages for more details about the opportunities for staff working with young children with special educational needs which includes ASD, behaviour, speech, language and communication, play cognition and learning difficulties.
​Early years foundation courses​VariousVarious​Early years training

​Unlocking Opportunities online training for schools

​Online​OnlineUnlocking Opportunities
​Understanding Autism, Asperger's & ADHD free online course​OnlineOnline​ ​University of Derby
​Targeted mental health in schools and learning focused courses provided by Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Services  ​Various​November 2015 to May 2016

LGSS Training

  • TaMHS EPS Training (PDF 691KB)
Northamptonshire Sport​16 June 6:30pm to 9:30pm​Everdon Sports Hall, Northampton University - Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton​Cancelled due to lack of interest
​Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) training

​21 and 22 June

2 day training

​Andrews Methodist Church, Harlestone Road, Northampton

​Business Enabler Training

​June 2016

Date to be confirmed

To be confirmed
​​ADHD Matters

Four week course: 

21 June, 28 June, 5 July and 12 July

9:30am to 12pm 

​​Parklands Learning and Care Centre, Spinney Hill Road, Northampton

​123 Magic Behaviour Management Course

To book call them on 01604 239200 or email admin@adhdmatters.co.uk

​Living and Working with Autism

​20 and 21 June

9:30am to 4:30pm

​Riverside House, Northampton, NN1 5NXLGSS Training
​Autism Concern

​21 June

10am to 12pm

​Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby​Visual Strategies for Supporting Individuals With ASD
​​Autism Concern

​21 June

7pm to 9pm

​Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby​Supporting Emotional Development in People with ASD
​​​Autism Concern

​28 June

10am to 12pm

​Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby​Understanding Challenging Behaviour in ASD
​​​Autism Concern

​28 June

7pm to 9pm

​Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby​An Introduction To ‘123 Magic’ Behaviour Management
​​​Autism Concern

​5 July

10am to 12pm

​Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby​Autism, Anxiety and Stress
​​​Autism Concern training​

​5 July

7pm to 9pm

​Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby​Visual Strategies for Supporting Individuals With ASD
​​​Autism Concern

​12 July

10am to 12pm

​Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby​Supporting Emotional Development in People with ASD
​​​Autism Concern

​12 July

7pm to 9pm

​Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby​Understanding Challenging Behaviour in ASD
​Deaf Hub

​20 September

6:30pm to 9pm

25 week course

​Northampton College,
Booth Lane Campus,
Northampton
BSL Level 1 course
​Deaf Hub BSL

​20 September

6pm to 9pm

30 week course

​Northampton College,
Booth Lane Campus,
Northampton
BSL Level 2 course
​Deaf Hub BSL

​10 September

9am to 5pm

17 week course

​The Good Loaf,
1 Overtone Road,
Northampton
BSL Level 3 course

Autism Concern training: Each session costs £9.50 per person. The training can be bought on the Autism Concern website or by calling 01604 239404, if you book 5 sessions you get one free. The child or young person in your care doesn't need to have a diagnosis of autism.