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If you had a car accident what would you do?
How would the emergency services know that a passenger in your vehicle has special needs?
Jweb has produced a self-cling car sticker which we are pleased to be giving away for FREE! Just send a SAE no smaller than DL (110 x 220 mm) to Jweb, PO Box 2470, Ilford, IG1 8HS.
There are lots of books out there designed to support you through the ups and downs of caring for someone with a learning disability. Our jweb reviewers have been hard at work choosing the best of the latest releases for you.
Jweb founder Deborah Gundle winner of Everywoman in Technology Award – 'Inspiration of the year' 2013
Want to know when Carers' Week is this year ... or World Health Day?
There are lots of important dates in the special needs world, so we've created a Special Needs Awareness Calendar, full of handy reminders as well as key dates in the Jewish calendar.
We've tried to cover as many conditions and syndromes as possible, but if there is a date we have left out, please tell us and we'll add it in.
You can download the calendar below for FREE ... so why not print out a copy and keep it next to your desk. If there is anyone you think would like a Special Needs Awareness Calendar, please let them know!
Download the calendar here! jweb special needs awareness calendar (483.1 KB)
K-News - the new monthly magazine from Kisharon. We are very excited to be able to share with you K-News, Kisharon’s monthly newspaper, but now in magazine format. Click through to find this month's edition...
Stay in touch with jweb in 2013... thanks to an anonymous sponsor (you know who you are!) jweb will get £1 for every new registration received. And, for every 100 registrations our sponsor will double their donation. It won’t cost you a penny, and we promise to only contact you when we have something new to share with you. Please pass this on to your friends and colleagues and help us to raise our target of £5,000. As a little gift from us, the 50th person to register will receive an ipod nano!
Calling all organisations! Join the jweb campaign to showcase what’s available for people with learning disabilities in our fabulous community – here's how you can let over 7,000 visitors of the fastest growing Jewish special needs website know all about you ...
Netbuddy check out our sister site for practical tips for carers and professionals working with learning disabilities. Loads of great ideas...
Read about what's going on in our month by month guide
London - You are invited to the Larches Cafe in Edgware, open every Friday from 10.30am. The launch is on Friday 17 May - print off this invitation (209.0 KB) and bring it with to be entered into a prize draw!
London - Gefiltefest 2013 at the London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11 on Sunday 19 May. Find out about reduce rates for jwebbers - only available until 13 May!
Enfield and St Albans - check out these new special needs playgroups.
Leicester Square, London - One Night Only! A musical Mash Up on 12 May featuring West End tunes and timeless hits in support of Langdon. Book your tickets now!
London - Don't miss out on these five free seminars on transition (217.3 KB) for parents and carers. 15 April - 10 July.
London - Special Families is group run by parents with children/young adults with Special Needs. All are welcome at meetings, if you are seeking support, friendship, or information that may be helpful for a family member with Special Needs. The group is open to: Parents, Grandparents and Siblings. The next meeting is on Wednesday 15th May..
Harrow - ADHD and Autism Support Harrow are holding their next next 123 Magic behaviour programme starting on 16th May 2013.
London - From Little Britain to Kisharon. Young Kisharon present an evening with ‘Matt Lucas, in Conversation, with long-time collaborator and Kisharon parent Ashley Blaker’ on Tuesday 28th May 2013.
London - Sing for your cuppa! Inclusive Sunday afternoon sing-along and tea parties at New North London Synagogue.
Brady Club at Langdon school holiday schemes:
Half Term – 28th, 29th and 30th May
Summer - 29th July – 2nd August and 5th – 9th August]
Please contact Sonia Muscovitch on 020 8952 3429 ex 1003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Midlands - Mencap Planning for the Future events are coming to the East Midlands in April. offer free information seminars on how to take care of someone with a learning disability when you are no longer around - by making a suitable will or setting up a trust.
Come to the live-it! internet cafe in Edgware every Tuesday. Learn how to use our website, see what events there are to go to or just make some new friends. Contact Phillip on 020 8952 3429 for more details about joining.
London - want to take your special needs child to a shabbat service? NNLS is offering monthly special shabbat services for 4-11yr olds (70.1 KB) accompanied by a carer.
London - Brady Clubs at Langdon are here! Find a safe, supporting atmosphere for 12-15 and 16-18 year olds at these weekly clubs.
- Ofsted Registered Special Needs Nanny with Flexible Hours and Extensive Experience Available on Wilt
- Help raise funds for Respite Kids
- Young Engineers UK - SPECIAL LEGO ENRICHMENT classes for children with special needs
- 2013 SUMMER HOLIDAY SCHEME THAT is suitable for children with special needs
- Important Meeting about Benefit Changes
- Nutritional Support for Autism
- Jweb reads...
- Haggadah competition - win an ipad app! Closes Monday 25 March...
- Special Needs Haggadah
- Fast ForWord
We are really fortunate to have a fantastic team of site champions to help make jweb a friendly, welcoming place for new visitors. Some are parents and some are professionals working with learning disability. All have volunteered their time to make jweb a success, so we are hugely grateful to them.
You will find our site champions on the forums, greeting people and generally getting involved. Do look out for them and say hello.
10 Great Apps For Children With Special Needs
Adaptive technology is nothing new, but tablets and the possibilities they have opened up has created a huge wealth of knowledge and sharing of information.
Special needs apps have now gone mainstream and the options are endless. But it can be confusing too. Where do you start trying to choose the best apps when there are so many great ones out there?
Check out our 10 Great Apps For Children With Special Needs article, packed with ideas and advice from Chris Peak, an Adaptive Technology Specialist. His top tip? "My advice to anyone, before you splash the cash, is it’s worth getting an assessment of the communication needs of the person you’re caring for. Make sure the app you are buying will allow them to engage and learn."
Do let us know what you think and share your experiences of useful apps with other jwebbers...