The Perry Riding Group – new centre study

RDA logo for Perry RidingThe Perry Riding, Driving & Vaulting Group are gaining information from individuals, families and groups to complete a study regarding the proposed new ‘Cavalier Centre’ near Much Wenlock.

Information gathered will help them in their efforts to create a new riding centre that will provide more varied opportunities and cater for more children and adults with disabilities or additional needs than they are currently able to.

As well as horse related opportunities they are also looking to create a specialist outdoor activity playground, an indoor soft play area and training kitchens to support skills development.

The Perry Riding, Driving & Vaulting Group would appreciate your time in completing their questionnaire. For further information about the proposed new ‘Cavalier Centre’ and to complete the questionnaire please click here.

Advertisements

Autism West Midlands – NEW parent/carer course and Music Workshops for young people

Autism West Midlands LogoPractical Interventions Course for parents/carers

Please find details of a new course which takes place over 5 weeks (Tuesday evenings) in November/December. The course is aimed at parents/carers of children on the autism spectrum who have to physically intervene with their child to manage their challenging behaviour. The course will be delivered by one of our AWM training team using the Studio III approach http://studio3.org/about/

Parents/carers need to contact Autism West Midlands for a booking form. Due to the nature of the course there are only 12 places so they will be booked on a first come first served basis on receipt of the booking form and course fee (£20 for all 5 sessions). Similarly because of the limited number of places we are asking parents to be sure that they are able to attend all session dates before they book.

We are very grateful to Shropshire Council/Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group for the opportunity to bring this training to Shropshire. For this reason the course is only open to parent/carers of Shropshire children under 18 with autism/autistic traits.

Please contact Hilary McGlynn at Autism West Midlands for a booking form or more information: 01743 210940 or email hilarym@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

 

NEW! ‘All In’ Music Workshops

“Exploring Sound” Music workshops for 11-18 year olds on the autism spectrum with Penny Burns

Thursdays 5.30 to 6.30pm

5 weeks – 10th, 17th, 24th October and 7th, 14th November At Claremont Baptist Church, Shrewsbury town centre, SY1 1QG (near old Argos )

£10 per young person for all 5 sessions

•Meet others and have some fun

•Express your creativity, and develop skills

•Small group, maximum 10 per workshop

•Experienced and qualified workshop leader

•Supported by Autism West Midlands staff

For more information or to book a place please contact Emma Hegenbarth on 0788 110 9480 or email emmah@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

NEW! ‘Scrappies’ Training Days…

Scrappies logo (title)

‘Scrappies’ (The Shropshire Children’s Scrap Store Recycling & Resource Centre)are delighted to announce that as part of their Short Break provision for this year they will be holding six training days at ‘Scrappies’ premises in Church Stretton.  These training days are available to people that work or volunteer at local clubs or groups that provide opportunities to children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.

If you have had a ‘Scrappies’ workshop you will already know the benefits of creative arts activities. This new opportunity will allow those attending a training day to visit the store, look at the kinds of materials available, plan a six week programme and ‘create’ your own art box full of resources. Topics covered will be the ‘creative’ play experience, safety and planning a programme of activities for your own setting and collecting the resources/materials from the store. 

The training day will normally run from 10.00am until 3.00pm and will include a light lunch. There will be a small cost to cover the resources/materials you gather for your group.

It is difficult to manage times and days when individual people are available so if you think you might have your own larger group then ring Lesley on 01588 672610 and book the day just for yourselves at a time to suit you. ‘Scrappies’ artists can work evenings, weekends and holidays. Obviously individuals will be welcome to join in with other groups and there is always an advantage in meeting others to share ideas.

Please call Lesley to ask about training days taking place from September 2013 to February 2014.

Creative Workshops for children & young people:

As well as training days for adults, ‘Scrappies’ can also offer a creative workshop session for your group of children and young people. If you haven’t had a creative workshop for your group previously then please contact ‘Scrappies’ as they have nine workshops still available – Halloween and Fireworks are always good themes! 01588 672610

Scrappies logo (bin)