Plymouth SEND Conference

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Plymouth Parent Carer VoiceThe Plymouth SEND Conference is run by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV). The most recent Plymouth SEND Conference was on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at Plymouth Guild Hall from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

There were wide range of stalls focusing on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities offering families general information and help on a variety of subjects. Attendees were also able to choose talks relevant to them and also speak to professionals.

The following talks were available:

  • De-escalation Strategies - Child Development Centre
  • Neurodevelopment Disorders and the Emotional Toolbox Withdrawls & Deposits - Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Dyslexia - Sue Shelly & Claire Hetherington
  • SEND Benefits - Advice Plymouth
  • Parent Participation and Meeting Preparation - Somerset Parent Carer Forum
  • Person Centre Planning - Brook Green Centre for Learning
  • SEND Access - Jo Siney (Head of SEND for Plymouth City Council)
  • Now you have an Autism diagnosis - what's next? - Cary Canavan & Tara Vassallo
  • Autism Amplified Project - Routeways & Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV)

Parents were able to speak to the following professionals / services:

  • Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND (PIAS)
  • Preparing for Adulthood
  • 0-25 Team
  • Careers South West
  • Short Breaks
  • Police
  • Educational Psychologist

For more information about Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) please contact Claire Paddon at:

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