Upcoming Events

York Forest School Half Term Event

Have you made plans for half term yet?  They are forecasting some mild weather next week, so a great time for children to get some fresh air and let off steam in the great outdoors.  There are still 1 and 2 day tickets available at our York forest school in beautiful Acomb Wood on Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 February.

To buy tickets, click here:  http://buytickets.at/getoutmorecic/78419

Whatever your plans, we hope you have a great half term!

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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

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

Many thanks, as ever for this informative newsletter.

Quotations re the newsletter

Thank you for a fab and informative day.

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

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

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