Upcoming Events

SongBox's Inclusive Storymaking Half Term Activity

Feb half term activity at York Art Gallery. Full details and online booking is available at www.york-songbox.co.uk/specialevents

Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 February
1.30pm - -2.30pm in the Burton Gallery
£2.50/person


This inclusive session is designed for children who enjoy engaging with new spaces, multi-sensory experiences, colour and music. Family and siblings of all ages are welcome. Wheel chair and mobility aide friendly. Join Thea Jacob, from Song Box, to explore paintings and sculptures in the light and airy Burton Gallery, making up our own story using the characters and scenes in the pictures. Everyone will be able to join in at their own level and in their own way. Using your own communication aides, plus resources from the gallery, we will create an original story from the characters and scenes in the exhibition, with added Song Box songs, props and movement.

Parent Carer Information Day 22nd March 2017

At The New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorne Terrace, YO32 4AQ

Drop in at anytime between 12.00noon and 2.30pm

Meet representatives from a range of organisations including York Carers Centre, York Parent Carer Forum, Family Fund, SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service), and Core Assets to name but a few

An Afternoon with Hands & Voices & Friends

2.30pm Saturday 4th March

Sponsored by York Vikings Rotary Club, we’re delighted to be staging the concert in the main hall at Millthorpe School in York. The show will feature performances by Hands & Voices, our fabulous singing and signing choir; the incredible IMPs (our award-winning Inclusive Music Project for young people); and visiting choirs from Oaklands School in Cheshire

All of our performers have been working really hard to put together a fantastic programme of songs and original compositions guaranteed to put a smile on your face! The show will finish around 4.30pm and afterwards you’re welcome to join us for tea and cake.

More information can be found on our website at http://www.aamedia.org.uk/index.php/news-page/250-an-afternoon-with

As always our performers rely on the support of everyone to travel and attend performances such as these. If you feel that you could make a donation to the event by purchasing a ticket, they will be available on the day (£7 or £5 for concessions). Please don’t feel obligated, we want to be able to share this event with as many people as possible.

A great session, got some brilliant info about the max card. Good having people from so many different areas in one place

Anon, from the family information and activities day

As a healthcare professional it was lovely to see the effort that CANDI are putting in to pull services together and support families in the area.

Anon, from the family information and activities day

Many thanks, as ever for this informative newsletter.

Quotations re the newsletter

It was good to be at a workshop where everyone could benefit – families and ‘professionals’. We were sitting together listening to someone else share their wise words and there was no ‘us’ and ‘them’ between service users and service providers.

Anon, from the family information and activities day

Thank you for arranging yesterday’s meeting, I found it very helpful.

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What We Do

  • We seek to improve and promote services available to families.
  • Encourage and promote inclusive attitudes
  • Promote disability equality and challenge discrimination
  • We produce responses on consultations, guidance and changes in legislation with the Local Authority and National Network of Parent Carer Forums.