On Saturday, 15th June 2019 at the Repton Connect Centre STLS held this event to demonstrate the collaborative support for our young children with SEN in Ashford District, Kent.
It is possible! Parents, professionals and charities all worked together to create a fun but informative weekend event, offering advice as well as entertainment to families who have young children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.
This was the second event we have organised to bring all interested parties and beneficiaries together, but the first one to have been planned collaboratively from the outset. We had representatives from all areas, including some support services we had never met before! If you visited us on the day, you could have spoken with Schools, Nurseries and Pre-schools, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologist, Early Help, KCC, Includes Us 2 and a range of charities. All while your child enjoyed a doughnut, the bouncy castle and some messy play!
We intend to continue with this intitiative of collaborative events, but it will rely on the enthusiasm and commitment from those of us who have children, or work with young children, with SEND, so do let us know if you can offer your support.