National Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 16 – 22 2015

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NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS WEEK March 16th – 22nd 2015 This year Awareness Week (16-22 March) is all about Getting Active and Getting Involved. The Down Syndrome Association wants to encourage people with Down’s syndrome to Get Active and Get Involved in their local communities. Promoting the fact that having different hobbies and leisure pursuits

New 2015 Date set for Specialist Training

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Specialist development programme for practitioners working with people who have Down syndrome: Modular courses – Horley Baptist Church and Conference Centre, Horley, Surrey RH6 8RG 9th to 12th November 2015 Symbol UK offers this 4 day, modular course presenting relevant research in DS, and speech and language therapy interventions for this population, lead by Leela

Symbol launch new website for parents

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Symbol UK, with support from The Communication Trust, has launched a new website for parents to translate the key findings from the Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP). The website aims to be accessible to all parents. It has been designed in bite-sized chunks. Where parents find reading difficult it is hoped that people supporting them,

Makaton Foundation Workshop – 13th and 14th January 2015

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at Cricket Green School, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3AF In partnership with our colleagues at Cricket Green School (OfSted “Outstanding” 2010 and 2013, member of the Surrey Special Schools Teaching network) Symbol UK are delighted to invite you to participate in a Makaton Foundation workshop. Timing for each day 9.30am – 4.30pm approx. cost TBC Places

New 2014 Date set for Specialist Training

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Specialist development programme for practitioners working with people who have Down syndrome: Modular courses at Crawley Down (near Gatwick, East Sussex). 10th to 13th November 2014 Symbol UK offers this 4 day, modular course presenting relevant research in DS, and speech and language therapy interventions for this population, lead by Leela Baksi and Jo Gawn,

“OUTSTANDING!”

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Symbol’s Parenting Assessment Service at Newington Manor was inspected by Ofsted during the week of 17th March 2014 and achieved an “Outstanding” rating across all areas. Download the report here. Newington Manor is the first service in the country  to have achieved this coveted rating since the new Framework for the Inspection of Residential Family Centres

New Practice Guidance

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Social Workers get new practice guidance on working with people with learning disabilities and  mental health needs (30th September 2013)