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Easter Events April 2019

Published on: 15/04/2019

Please note that you may need to purchase tickets for some of the events below. To avoid disappointment, please contact the venues to make sure that there are still tickets/places available if you are planning to attend any of the events below. For more information,…


The Adult Learning Service runs a bespoke programme of short courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities and mental health needs and their carers. The courses are usually free to anybody aged over 19 and normally run once a week. Courses include Cooking on…


Invitation to young people, their families and carers  to help improve children's and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing services April and May 2019 Healthwatch organisations across Lancashire and South…


Many thanks to our volunteers, Friends of the Local Offer, who have requested the following information for Blackburn with Darwen parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Information for parents and carers who are new to SEND…


Our annual Spring Bank Market is a good day out for all the family. It is held in Ribchester Social Club, Bee Mill, and access is via a small ramp. The outside area is flat with easy access for everyone. Parking is on the road…


Contact and Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership (BwDPiP) invite families caring for a child with additional needs, a long-term medical condition or disability  to a free…


Dates for your diary March to July 2019

Published on: 03/04/2019

SEND Friends Coffee Morning Specialist Speakers Thursday 14th March: Jill Phillips, Blackburn College Thursday 11th April: Emma, Nisai Online Education Thursday  9th May: Education Thursday 13th June: Blackburn Job Centre Thursday 11th July: Questions and Answers about Sernsory Difficulties Place: Carers Service,…


Recent Newsletters Spring 2019

Published on: 01/04/2019

Afasic news https://mailchi.mp/3baf7ce2776c/the-afasic-march-update?e=99e418390f Council for Disabled Children: February news https://mailchi.mp/ncb/your-june-newsletter-is-here-1296501?e=59c28d4a77   ICAN news https://mailchi.mp/6ff584f91b36/i-can-communicate-september-220265?e=417996feb0 Making Ourselves Heard https://mailchi.mp/ncb/webinars-forums-and-more-1296613?e=59c28d4a77   nasen: news https://dmtrk.net/2F68-1DV4Q-527KZLHGDE/cr.aspx   NNPCF and Contact news


In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Action for ASD would like to invite parents, carers, professionals and anyone who might be interested in accessing Action for ASD Services, to visit the Autism Resource Centre.  Action for ASD Autism Resource Centre Suites7…


Invitation to young people and their families and carers Oswaldtwistle Mills Thursday 21st March 5.00pm to 7.00pm Light refreshments will be provided. Healthwatch organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria…


Invitation to young people and their families and carers Oswaldtwistle Mills Thursday 21st March 5.00pm to 7.00pm Light refreshments will be provided. Healthwatch organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria…


Social /Friendship Group age 16+ For young people with Autism / Asperger’s When: Every Fortnight on Thursday evenings Where: Mill Hill Community Centre, New Chapel St, Blackburn BB2 4DT Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm £1.00 admission  Refreshments provided…


For young people with Special Needs When: Every Fortnight on Thursday evenings Where:  Mill Hill Community Centre New Chapel St, Blackburn BB2 4DT Time: 6.30.00pm to 8.00pm…


0-5 Years SEND Stay and Play group Run by Early Years SEND Service during the holiday periods. Call 01254 666697 for more information No booking required


Transforming Care Care Education and Treatment Reviews (CETRs) If you work with children or young people with a learning disability or who are autistic, please join our Free 45 minute Webinar interactive ‘bite size’ sessions to hear more about how CETRs…


Sundays 10.30am to 12.00 noon Every Sunday Action Factory Community Arts runs a drama workshop in the Dance Studio (first floor) at Blackburn Youth Zone for the Diversity Club. All Diversity Club members are welcome. No auditions!…


Visual arts and crafts - Youth Zone

Published on: 01/03/2019

Junior members welcome on Friday evenings for an arts and crafts session. Blackburn Youth Zone Jubilee Street 01254 292000


Free Information Sessions - Autism

Published on: 28/02/2019

Action for ASD holds regular information sessions in Blackburn for families looking for support with their autistic children and young people. When: Wednesday 13th March 2019,  10.00am -1.00pm Where: Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service, Greenhurst Place, Blackburn BB2 1NA   and When: Thursday’s 2019: 7th March,…


Places available for future courses! Where:  Cycle Routes on Lower Audley behind the Vue Cinema When: 9 hours over 2 days, dates to be confirmed but speak to Cheryl asap What: Bikeability Level 1, build your own bike, learn how to maintain…


Parent Champions - join us on Facebook

Published on: 22/02/2019

Following a very enjoyable (hilarious in fact) series of sessions, Blackburn with Darwen's new Parent Champions have set up a closed group on facebook. At the beginning of February, a group of dedicated and positive parents and professionals enjoyed a short series of…


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