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

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South Glos Support Group 16th April 7.30 - 9pm Room 1 Supportive Education Unit, Brimsham Green Secondary School, Broad Lane, Yate BS37 7LB

Eryl Daniels, SEN Support Network Manager, will be coming to tell us about the funding reforms in South Glos"at our support group.


Free Autism at Home Course - Voscur

Voscur is a volunatry sector organisation who offer a wide range of information and resourses for Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  They are offering a FREE Autism at Home course  to all parents/carers or those who work with Autistic children that have less than a Level 2 qualification (5 GCSE A – C) or less, mental or physical health problems.  Check out this Autism at Home link for more info.


North Somerset Support Group - Tuesday 16th April 2013

We have had a number of enquiries from parents concerned that their schools have suggested that due to the new funding arrangements starting in April they may not have the same amount of funding to continue with the provision they have currently been providing to their child .

I have arranged for Jane Routledge, who heads the Vulnerable Learners Service and has been involved in development of the new funding structure, to come along to our April support group meeting to talk about the changes in Special Educational Needs funding and hopefully reassure parents that this will not be the case.  This meeting is Tuesday April 16th, 7.30 - 9.30 pm The Firs Resource Centre, Drove Road Weston- Super- Mare BS23 3NX


Deaf Youth Club Launch Party - Sat 13th April Bristol


Personal Independance Payments (PIP) are being phased in from 8th April 2013 

PIP will gradually replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for disabled people aged 16 - 64.  See the attached link from Advice Uk for more information