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Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Advice Support Service

Did you know we have an evening helpline on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 5 and 10pm?
020 8831 6179
Give Horses a Go” day!

Where: Park Lane Stables Park Lane, Teddington TW11 0HY
When: Sunday 18th September, 2-5pm.
Cost: FREE

Give Horses a Go” day! is a perfect opportunity for the vision impaired wanting to have a go at riding a horse for the first time, free of charge. Park Lane Stables has excellent facilities and brilliant staff & volunteers.
The stables are extremely close to Teddington Train Station, making it very accessible for anyone with a visual impairment.

How to register: Contact: Natalie at Park Lane Stables:
Email: or call 07796 842 328
Family Fun Day at the YMCA Hawker Centre, Kingston.

Sunday, 18th September, 12 noon - 2pm

Enjoy free children’s activities, fitness challenges, workshops and more!


► Sports races
► Treasure trail
► Face painting
► Bric-a-brac stalls
► Arts & craft activities
► Taster sessions/demos
► Barbecue
► On-site café

Activity Station
Activities and Social Events for People with Disabilities

The Following activities take place at OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, London SW13 0LF.  To book and for further information visit their website or call 07974 028375 unless otherwise stated.
Youth Club and Disco
Sunday 25th September, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Tickets: To book please contact Richmond Mencap directly.  Tel: 020 8744 1923

Fun for all  young people aged 12 to 17 years.  Including, Disco, live DJ, karaoke, Wii games, card/board games, art & craft table, nail bar and chill out zone

Ramble and Café
Sunday 25th September 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Tickets: £5 per person.  Carers FREE

Enjoy some gentle exercise across Barnes Common with this welcoming group (aged 16+), whilst spotting some local wildlife. The walks are led by The Environment Trust.  After the walk we get together in the OSO café where you can buy tea, coffee and delicious cake!
Live Interactive Music Concert
Sunday 25th September. 12.45pm-2pm 
Tickets: £10 per person (1 free carer ticket per booking).

Captivating, fun, interactive music concerts performed by live musicians and vocalists. The concert includes lots of well known songs, including popular movie soundtracks.  For ages 11+.

Doors open from 12 noon for lunch where you can buy food and drinks at the OSO Café or bring your own.
Creative Art Workshops
Sunday 25th September, 2.30-4.30pm

Tickets: £10 per person. Carers FREE
Get creative in this relaxed, inclusive workshop for young people (16+) and adults with moderate/ severe learning disabilities and their carers.  Take home all the art you make after each session. 
Pottery Party

Come to the Pottery Party, Sunday 25th September 2-4pm at Happy Potter Ceramics, 14 Broad Street, Teddington. TW11 8RF. This is especially for children with any hearing impairment. Party food will be provided; and it will be a fun event for everyone attending. 

RSVP to Nicola on 077906 39302 or, especially if your child needs a signer, has special dietary or specific health needs. 

Healthwatch Richmond is providing funding for this event through the Grassroots Engagement Fund.
Mountain Biking Opportunities

Sundays, 9am - 4pm
Memorial Park, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1JU

Special Olympics Mountain Biking (SOMTB) and Special Olympics Surrey (SOS)  have come together in partnership to offer a regular mountain biking experience for children and adults with a learning disability.

The cost is £40 per day.  Bookings need to made in advance.

Booking Contact:
Sue Salter on 07776 455951 or email
Mark Browne on 07801 999867 or email

For more information on sports training contact SOS on 07511 552985 or email
Voulez-Vous join Mousetrap for their 7th Relaxed Performance of Mamma Mia! Relaxed Performances are for families with one or more children with special needs.
Wednesday, 16th November, 6pm

Novello Theatre, London, WC2B 4LD

Running Time:  2 hours 35 Minutes (including interval)
For Age:  7 and over

"What you create with these events are a little bit of 'magic and pixie dust' memories which keep our families afloat during our more challenging day to day lives.”
Attendee, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Feb 2015
Tickets available now

Price:  £2.50 - £20.00
Relaxed Telephone: 020 7632 4121 (Monday-Friday 10am-6pm)

Confidence and Resilience Courses

Role Model’s Confidence & Resilience Courses for Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 to 7 help children to present themselves effectively and react positively to pressure. It will teach children to value collaboration and imagination, to be unafraid of complex challenges and to develop a robust approach to setbacks.


The forthcoming dates are:

  • Saturday 17th September - Saturday 19th November (10am - 12pm)  Chelsea. Two 8 week Confidence & Resilience Saturday programmes (excludes 22nd October and 29 October due to half-term).
  • Monday 24th October – Thursday 27th October (10am - 3pm daily) Chelsea & Putney. 
    Feedback from previous courses

Feedback from previous courses


"She has gained an understanding of resilience and has taken it on board. I think understanding the different types of leadership was also helpful for her. The evaluations of what she is good at and what she needs to work more on were also useful."


"She talks a lot more about just giving things a go. She was pretty confident to start but I think was becoming a little anxious about always having to get things right. The course seems to have helped her grasp that it's ok to give things a go & not necessarily be perfect."

Click here to book or for more information on the autumn courses, including a short video.

For questions, please contact Hugo at Role Models
Tel: 020 7164 6397
Events with Autistic Intelligence

 ‘An Afternoon with’… Autistic Intelligence comes to London
These presentations take place at Senate House, Malet Street, ,London, WC1E 7HU from 1pm, to 4 pm.
13th September: What do we now know about autism? 
Barbara Jacobs guides you through the history and the latest theories.
3rd October: Sensory processing and communication
Olga Bogdashina, one of the world experts on the subject with updates on all the latest issues.
2nd November:  Autism and socialising. 
Luke Beardon ,Senior Lecturer in autism at Sheffield Hallam University, and one of our most unconventional and fascinating speakers, looks at the myths and realities of the social life of those on the spectrum.
29th November:  Autism in the family
Jacqui Jackson and members of the her family, six of whom are diagnosed with autism, talk about their differences, as well as their place in ‘multi-coloured mayhem.’
Tickets are available at £35 per carer. If you book for groups of four for any event, you pay only for three. Those who book for the first three events are automatically entered on our ‘free’ list for the Jackson Family event. Please phone or email us for details of how to get these reductions

SEND Family voices Events
Workshop: What can a school do to support your child?  And what can't it do?
This workshop, run by members of SEND Family Voices at the invitation of the host school, focuses on children and young people in mainstream schools where needs are often being identified for the first time (eg dyslexia, high functioning autism and adhd).  There will be a focus on dyslexia and what both school and home can do.  Similar approaches can be considered best practice for high functioning autism, social communications and ADHD.

Both parents and professionals are welcome to attend.  Please contact  SEND Family Voices for more information.
Wednesday 19th October - 10am to 12noon
Wednesday 19th October - 7pm to 9pm
both at St.Paul's Cof E Junior School, Princes Road, Kingston, KT2 6AZ
Support for Families - Coffee & Cake
These are informal meetings where you can meet other parents.  Whether you are new to the world of SEND or an 'old hand', SEND Family Voices  aim to answer your questions and facilitate open discussion on what is important to you.
Monday 17th October - 7pm to 9pm
Express CIC, 452 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 7EL
Monday 7th November - 7pm to 9pm
Express CIC, 452 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 7EL
Friday 18th November - 10am to 12noon
MeToo&Co, The CrossWay Centre, Twickenham, TW1 2PD *
Friday 25th November - 10am to 12noon
MeToo&Co, The CrossWay Centre, Twickenham, TW1 2PD *
creche available.  Contact Fiona:
Phone:  07469 746 145
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