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See below for the latest news and updates from Supportive Parents. You can find all our periodically published newsletters here.


Do we need a new School for Children with Autism?

A new school for children and young people diagnosed with autism spectrum condition is planned to open in
September 2017 and would be developed on the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Filton site.
Your views on the proposals will help to inform how the school develops its
provisions, so if you can take the time to look at the information and comment,
it would be really appreciated. The link to the electronic survey, via South
Glos Parents and Carers is here:
Thank you


Help your child sleep better

Our friends at Cerebra and Contact A Family are pleased to announce a forthcoming workshop on Sleep for parents and carers.

Contact a Family recognises how important sleep is for families of disabled children and their guide Helping your child sleep looks at why disabled children have sleep problems as well as practical ideas on how to help your child sleep better.

The workshop will be at New Fosseway School in Hartcliffe, Bristol on 30th April 2015.

UPDATE:- we have been told that the Hartcliffe event is now full but that one is running in Horfield in May. Places are limited so don't delay and contact Sarah King (South West Parent Advisor at Contact a Family) to book your place. Tel 0117 971 1334 or click here



The Expert Parent Programme - Council For Disabled Children

The Expert Parent Programme is training and information for parents of disabled children to build their resilience and confidence when engaging with health services; the programme includes face to face training, free online learning modules and a toolkit of resources for parents.


Free Talk - disabled young adult's journey to a sucessful paid job


Thanks to a South Glos Parent for sharing this.  It's a great chance to hear an inspirational talk from a parent of a disabled young adult who has successfully moved from voluntary to paid employment.  

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at the Vassal Centre, Fishponds, Bristol

This event is run by the Carers Trust.  Please book via Tracy 0117 958 9904.


Healthwatch South Glos Open Meeting - 1 April 2015

An open event for people to find out more about HOW to join in with Healthwatch and understand its STATUTORY role in viewing health and social care services click here