Autism Strategy

Somerset Autism Strategy 2015 -2018 “Working together for people living with Autism in Somerset”   The Autism strategy was produced by the Somerset Autism Strategy Group which is a multi-agency group, Chaired by Somerset County Council. It brings together different agencies and stakeholders, spanning health and social care commissioning, relevant health and social care services,… Continue reading Autism Strategy

Autism Friendly Cinema

Autism friendly cinema screenings Our innovative autism friendly screenings provide opportunities for people with autism or sensory sensitivity to enjoy a trip to the cinema. We work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host Autism Friendly Screenings at over 250 cinemas nationwide. On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are… Continue reading Autism Friendly Cinema

Information Stands

We are delighted to be joined by the following services during the Big SEND Information Day. SENSORY, PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (SPOT) Services 12-6pm Providing Sensory (vision and hearing) advice, treatment programs and support within Schools, Home and other settings.  Alongside PIMS who provide training, advice and support for  pupils/students with physical issues that could… Continue reading Information Stands

Clinics

During the event clinics will be available with the following professionals: Designated Clinical Officer (Shona Turnbull-Kirk):Designated Clinical Officers play a key role in implementing the Children and Families Act reforms and supporting joined up working between health services and local authorities. These 15-minute allocated slots are to discuss the medical support your child in receiving.… Continue reading Clinics

Information Stands

SENSORY, PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (SPOT) Services 12-6pm Providing Sensory (vision and hearing) advice, treatment programs and support within Schools, Home and other settings.  Alongside PIMS who provide training, advice and support for  pupils/students with physical issues that could effect their successful attendance in school/nursery, e.g. to advise about access issues, toileting management, moving and… Continue reading Information Stands

Workshops

On Monday 25th March Somerset Parent Carer Forum C.I.C will be hosting the Big SEND Information Day. The event will run from 12:00 to 6:30pm at Westlands, Entertainment Centre, Westbourne Close, Yeovil. BA20 2DD The event will include the following: Introduction to Autism and strategies that work. 12:00-14:00  To book your free place click here Taster session of… Continue reading Workshops

PenCRU

  This is the Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit based at the University of Exeter. We have been working with the PenCRU team, in conjunction with several other stakeholders, around a parent carer health and well-being study for a while now and hope to post some more information on its progress soon. Meanwhile the team have… Continue reading PenCRU

SPCF Library

  Somerset Parent Carer Forum hold a library of resource books that we loan to parent carers, their families and practitioners. Below is a list of the titles we currently hold. If you are interested in accessing any of the books, please contact us on 01458 259384 We are grateful to Somerset County Council for… Continue reading SPCF Library

Apps & Websites

As parent carers we often come find apps and websites that have been useful to us, our children and young people. This page will be updated as we receive recommendations from our SEND community. If you have any suggestions on things you have found useful please contact us so we can add to our list.… Continue reading Apps & Websites