Find out about what support is available for young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) at a fun filled drop-in.
Join Durham County Council, health services, education, local charities and more at Spennymoor Leisure Centre on Friday 5 October to hear about what support is available for children aged up to five with SEND.
There will be free access to the centre’s state of the art multi-sensory room as well as free face painting for little ones. There will also be a visit from some well-known faces including Poppy from the movie Trolls and Chase from TV’s Paw Patrol.
Visitors can book a place on a story time session where Makaton, a form of communication that uses signs, symbols and speech to help people who struggle with communicate, will be used to aid verbal story telling.
There will be stalls full of information from services such as Durham Carers, SensoryWorx and Down Syndrome North East, as well as from speech and language therapists. There will also be a chance to access a workshop offering support to those applying for disability living allowance.
Julien Kramer, head of education and skills at Durham County Council, said: “This fun event is aimed specifically at parents or guardians of younger children with SEND. We are pleased to welcome them along with any professionals who work regularly with young children. It is an opportunity to drop by and visit our teams to find out more about the services and support available across the county.”
The drop-in session starts at 9.30am and runs up to 5pm.