Afasic were concerned to hear that Oasis Academy Trust have decided to close the Oasis Hextable Academy and Language Unit in Kent. This will of course be a worrying time for all parents, but particularly for the parents and children that we support, who are now faced with negotiating and securing the appropriate provision. If more »
Lydia Knight, a young adult diagnosed with Receptive Language Disorder as a child, and her brother Humphrey Knight are both taking part in fundraising activities in March to raise money for Afasic. Humphrey is running the Bath Half Marathon on 1 March and Lydia is doing a 24 hour sponsored silence on 24 March as more »
The Department for Education has issued its February newsletter to schools. The factsheet delivers a robust background on how the new SEND reforms impact on schools. Some subjects covered, range from, the role of the class Teacher, T.A.s and SENCOs, engagement with parents, children and young people through to SEN support funding and transfers and more »
We have been contacted by a young male adult from London who would like to talk to other young people and adults, aged 17+ with speech and language difficulties. If you are interested, then please contact the Afasic Helpline on 0300 666 9410 and we will pass your details on.
The Parent Carer Forum are helping us launch Afasic in Dorset which parents are very welcome to attend. It would be great if we can get a new parent support up and running in the area. When: Thursday 26 March 2015, 10.00am to midday Where: The Community Room, c/o Tesco Supermarket, Castle Lane, Bournemouth BH7 more »
Bournemouth Parent Carer Forum are holding their FREE conference on Tuesday 10 March 2015 at the Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth. The conference includes seminars, workshops, information stalls plus a range of other exciting learning opportunities for parents, carers, children and professionals. Afasic will have a stand at the event so please come and say hello! Attendance more »