Kent Surrey Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice event will be hosting the new Beyond Words book launch at the event at Kingston University on 1st December.
Beyond Words is delighted to be launching the second word-free picture book in their series on maternity and parenting. Loving Babies is the much-anticipated follow-up book to last year’s Having a Baby. Expertly co-created and trialled by professionals and experts by experience, Loving Babies is a picture story showing the realities and triumphs of early years’ parenting.
The book is designed to be used by people with learning disabilities or who find pictures easier to understand than words. It depicts two different households caring for and loving their new children. Loving Babies and Having a Baby can be used together to open conversations about pregnancy, parenting, and having children.
At the event, Baroness Hollins will be presenting this new publication and in their will be a lunch time book club to explore this new publication.
Hayley Coffey has kindly shared her reflections on undertaking the Oliver McGowan e-learning training, her role as an academic, a midwife and a mother, the implications for education and clinical practice and ultimately autistic people and people with learning disabilities.
This blog can be found by clicking here
If you would like to submit a reflection on enabling and supporting people with learning disabilities to live healthy safe and fulfilled lives, please see details for doing by clicking here.
As a part of the launch of the Kent Surrey Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice in June, we offered an incentive for participants to complete the electronic evaluation forms.
This period has now closed and we are beginning to sort through your feedback, more details of this process can be found by clicking here. If you’d like to be involved in this process please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Through a process of random selection of all those that submitted evaluations we are pleased to advise that Lindsey Griffiths from Sussex Partnership Trust has won a six month free subscription to Books Beyond Words application.
For more information on the application, click on the picture below.
Please see the attached flyer for one of the only aspiring consultant courses run by East Kent Hospitals and the Quality Improvement Hub open to all in the wider health economy. For more details click on the flyer below.
Aspire is a Kent based team who are campaigning to create a free school to transform the life opportunities for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. There mission is to give children and young people the support they need to learn, thrive and succeed in life as independent adults in modern Britain.
To support the Aspire project you can:-
a) click on the picture below to find out more about the project
b) Check their website by clicking here and
c) Sign the petition to the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan, by clicking here.