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Enable Conference – Support and Advice for Families with Disabled Children

Enable Conference – Support and Advice for Families with Disabled Children
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Friday 23rd June 2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Plymouth Guildhall


On Friday 23rd June, we will be holding our annual conference at The Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade.

The Enable Conference is aimed at Parent/Carers and Professionals who support a child with any disability (diagnosed or un-diagnosed).

9.30 – 10.00 Arrival

10.00 – 12pm Jo Grace ‘The Wonders of Sensory’

12pm – 12.45 Lunch (not included)

12.45 – 1.45 Workshop 1

1.45 – 2.45 Workshop 2

In the afternoon we are running 4 different workshops.

Challenging Behaviour with Prospect PBS

Functional Reflexology for Children with Divine Blossom therapies

Sensory Integration workshop with Blue Sky therapies

Using Visual Structure to Support Children and Young People to Learn Daily Living Skills with REACCH

Spaces are limited for each workshop, so when booking  please list the workshops in order of preference in the comments box and we will do our up most to accommodate your top 2 choices.

Lunch is not provided, there are several food outlets in close vicinity to The Guildhall. Hot and cold drinks will be available.


Bookings are closed for this event.

What our friends and families say...

“Thank you, yet again, to Friends & Families of Special Children for providing opportunities for my son that I never thought he would be able to do.  During the summer he was able to have surfing lessons and enjoy other water sport activities organised by the charity.   When we arrive at the sessions they are always very well planned and as parents we have no explaining to do and even better no apologising for our child’s behaviour!  The staff have an amazing understanding and empathy on the needs of various disabilities of the children and this helps to keep everyone relaxed and happy including the parents/carers!”

October 2015

“It was the best day ever being able to go swimming as a family with her little sister who can only use a hydrotherapy pool. We’re so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the events you put on. We can thank you enough.”

May 2016

“Not only does the charity provide exciting experiences for the children but can also help with much needed support for the parents.  Being a parent of a disabled child can at times be very lonely and isolating.  To meet with other parents on these activity days is a breath of fresh air and helps you to realise that there are many other people like you facing the similar day to day challenges of having a disabled child.  From our personal experiences we can share stories, offer help and advice and even make new friends.”

January 2018

“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Gareth Allen (parent)

“What a fantastic friendly welcoming place. We visited for the first time this morning for help to fill in a DLA form for our eldest daughter. We were given great help and advice with something we found very overwhelming and difficult.”

February 2017

“Thank you to all staff for looking after our kids at Magdalen Farm. Oliver has really enjoyed himself and can’t wait till the next time.”

August 2017

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