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Parenting Special Children - Online Events/Workshops during Covid-19

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Coronavirus status: ONLINE SERVICE

We are running the following events online via Zoom. They are free for Berkshire families (£5 refundable booking deposit) or at a nominal cost. Some events have a small number of tickets available for non-Berkshire families. Please click on the highlighted event title for further information and to book.


Kinship Carers Support Group: Family Solicitor Q&A
Guest speakers: Lisa Lee and Sarah Benfield of Clifton Ingram Solicitors. They will talk about legal caring arrangements for grandparents and other kinship carers and answer any relevant questions.
Wed 14 October: 11am-1pm

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops: ADHD
For families in the East Berkshire NHS area (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead). *Please do not book if you do not live in the relevant areas*
You will be booking to attend all 3 sessions
Wed 14 October: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD
Wed 21 October: 7-8.30pm: ADHD and Anxiety
Wed 28 October: 7-8.30pm: ADHD and Behaviour

Adoptive Mums Workshop and Support Group: Talking to Children about their Life Story
Wed 14 October: 7.30-9pm

Autistic Girls Monthly Workshop and Support Group: Low Arousal Technique
Thurs 22 October: 7-8.30pm
Maidenhead Support Group for Adopters, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers
For families living in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas of Berkshire.
Sun 25 October: 9.30-11.30am at Stubbings Garden Centre, Maidenhead.

Sleep Tips for Children and Young People (age 8+)
A 12 minute presentation for children and young people (age 8+). Available to view on demand until 23 October 2020. £2 per download.
Sleep Tips for Teens . A 40 minute presentation for teenagers who struggle with their sleep.
Available to view on demand until 31st October 2020. £2 per download.


*Ticket sales end at midnight on 11th November*

SEND and Mental Health
Wednesday 18 November: 9.30am - 6pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr Pooky Knightsmith

After much thought we have taken the decision to move our Conference online. We feel that the subjects covered by the Conference are needed more than ever, and many events are now being successfully held online.

Presentations at the Conference include:
- Self-care isn't selfish - You matter too
- What is 'well-being' for children and young people with SEND? Child and young person's perspective
- Looking beyond behaviour - exploring a wide range of challenging behaviours and how to understand and respond to them
- Supporting the mental health of children and young people with early life trauma
- Working with families - working in partnership to ensure the best outcome for children and young people
- Anxiety and Sleep

We have an additional after school session on 'Supporting COVID kids to become strong adults'. This is included in the day ticket and can be booked as a stand-alone event for those not able to attend during the day.

There will be plenty of break time between sessions, and all sessions will be recorded with access provided after the event.
Ticket Prices: Practitioner - Statutory Sector: £50, Practitioner - Voluntary Sector: £40, Parent/Carer: £40, Full Time Student: £20. Eventbrite booking fees apply.

For help and advice or if you just need to talk:

Helpline and Diagnosis Support Service (Mon – Thur, 10am – 2.30pm)
Tel: 0118 9863532, email:

Trauma and Attachment Service
Tel: 07557 102623, email:

Sleep Service

Community Support Groups
Tel: 07810 689679, email:

For any other enquiries please email

Who to contact

Parenting Special Children
Parenting Special Children

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Workshops in September, October

Other Details


Free for Berkshire families (£5 refundable booking deposit) or at a nominal cost.


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations