Future Events 2018




Maccabi GB Challenge 2018 - Bookings Now Open!

We are very excited to share with you the Maccabi GB Challenge 2018 flyer.

Plans are in place and applications are now open. This unique trip will take a group of up to 14 young adults (16- early 20’s years old) with mild to moderate learning difficulties around Israel for 10 days on 28th October - 8th November 2018. 

Please also find a link of a video from our most recent trip in 2016 which shows you more about this fantastic trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlKSmoE4neQ

This was feedback from a mum after speaking to her daughter on the phone a week into the trip:
Thank you so much - so lovely to hear from my daughter today who by the sounds of things is having just the best time. She actually sounded like a completely different child. Thank you, thank you, thank you - amazing what Israel, friends, independence, sun and a wonderful caring group does for them. Xxx

It is a truly unique and special trip. Please do be in touch to talk it through further either by email or call Jessica on 0208 457 2333.


SEND Seminars for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Action for Kids, together with the Advocacy and Support Partership and leading law firm Irwin Mitchell, are delighted to present a series of flagship seminars for parents, carers and professionals on issues related to special educational needs and disabilities.

Seminars are only £15 (including lunch) for parents and carers, and £45 for Professionals

A) Getting the best Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
(Tues 20th February 2018)

B) Transition to Adult Life 1: The Care Act and entitlement to personalised support in adult life, and supported employment
(Weds 20th June 2018)

C) Transition to Adult Life 2: Mental Capacity, Welfare and Financial deputyship and Continuing Health Care assessments
(Tues 13th November 2018)

D) Transition to Adult Life 3: Housing, benefits, employment, financial planning
(Weds 27th Feb 2019)

Seminars run from 10am - 2.30pm, with registration from 9.30am

Book your tickets here.


Nottingham - Autism-friendly performance of Gangsta Granny

Autism-friendly performances can be a fantastic way for people on the autism spectrum to enjoy a live theatre show. These shows will have had adjustments made in the form of reduction to sound levels, some changes to lighting and loud sound effects and strobe lighting taken out. There will be a relaxed attitude to movement in and out of the auditorium and there will be some designated chill-out areas available. The theatre staff and cast will also have received some training so they have some understanding of autism.

The shows which are listed as 'Relaxed performances' will also include audience members who have other disabilities.

Venue: Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall. Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND 

Date: Thursday 12 July 2018, 7.00pm
Tickets: £10 - £24

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

Relaxed Performances provide an opportunity for customers who may find it difficult to come and see a show to experience the joy of live theatre. It's still the same show, but with some small changes to the sound levels, lighting and no pyrotechnics or strobe lighting is used. These performances will provide a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels.

The auditorium doors will be left open and customers, if they wish, are allowed to move around during the performance. The Dress Circle Foyer will be made into a quiet space for the duration of the show, whereby if customers need to leave the auditorium for any reason they can go to this space and relax before deciding whether to go back in for the rest of the show. For these performances there will also be an increased number of wheelchair spaces available. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Tickets and more information


Watford Autism and SEN Sessions at Gambado

Future Dates for 2018: Friday 16th February, Friday 9th March, Friday 13th April, Friday 11th May, Friday 8th June, Friday 13th July, Friday 10th August, Friday 14th September, Friday 12th October, Friday 9th November, Friday 14th December.

Time: 6.45pm - 8.15pm

Join Gambado Watford for a very exclusive Autism & SEN friendly session! Play on exciting play frames and have unlimited turns on Carousel, Dodgems and Climbing Wall. All for just £5 per child including 1 adult.

Book your spot today!


London - Relaxed Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 11 May.

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Royal Albert Hall Education & Outreach and Proms Learning, present orchestral music in an informal setting.

Everyone is welcome: family members of all ages, children, young people and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, as well as individuals who are Deaf or hearing impaired, blind or visually impaired, and those living with dementia.

There is a relaxed attitude to movement and noise, plus ‘chill-out’ spaces outside the auditorium. The Prom features picture communication systems on large screens, audio description and British Sign Language interpretation. The orchestra is joined by its groundbreaking disabled-led ensemble, BSO Resound.

Programme to include music by Bernstein, Holst, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, plus the London premiere of a new work by Alexander Campkin.

There will be no interval.

Watch this video to find out what to expect at a Relaxed Prom.

Find out more and book your ticket at: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms/bbc-proms-2018/prom-59-relaxed-prom/


Check back soon for more great events across the UK!

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