SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Lovely to see those of you that made the recent 2 support group meetings (Jan/Feb 2020).
I’m afraid that’s going to be it for a while now, as I am struggling with lots of things at the moment in terms of continuing to fight for my son’s education and wellbeing – and my own as a consequence too.
https://www.wbpcf.org.uk/BUT ☺…… I’m going to be joining forces with my good friend and fellow SEN parent Debbie (parent of ADHD children), and we are going to co-host a monthly social evening to which any SEND parents are welcome… details below. As we are both members of the WBPCF we are doing it under their banner – but don’t let this put you off…. Our PCF (Parent Carer Forum) is a brilliant voluntary organisation run by parents like me for parents like us (to get our voices heard where it matters), and it is completely separate from the LA, so these social evenings are only open to other SEN parents like yourselves.
Please come along on Thu 5th March to The Castle Pub in Donnington (Newbury) from 8pm if you’d like to continue to meet up and chat to each other – or perhaps to meet some other parents who all get what SEN parenting is like, and who face many of the same challenges that PDA parents face.
Forthcoming Meetings 2020:
|Fri 24th Jan||10.30 – 12.00||Honesty Cafe, Hungerford|
|Wed 5th Feb||8 – 9.30pm||The Dundas Arms Pub, Kintbury|
|Thu 5th Mar||8 – 9.30pm||The Castle Pub, Donnington, Newbury|
|Hosted by Leila & Debbie|
Further info about meetings for newcomers to the site / group:
Meetings used to be once a month on a Friday morning, but ever since my PDA son’s school placement broke down in Dec 2018, he has been with me full time (whilst I try to work with the LA to find him a suitable alternative educational provision). Because he hates coming with me to meetings, I can no longer run them daytimes – unless I can get childcare (which is rare!) But I am trying to keep meetings going in some form or other, so please watch this space (or join the Facebook Group as that’s the best way to keep up to date with what’s happening with meetings).