An exciting, fun-filled night for adults with disabilities aged 16+, their families and support workers. Saturday 27th July, Guildhall Arts Centre Ballroom, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. Click icon for more information. See also map.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) will be putting on a general signposting event on Wed 30 Sep in Market Rasen, Click icon nearer the time for details. See map
These events, on our Related Calendar, are NOT put on by GAIN but may be of interest. See also Local Groups for autism support groups in the South Lincolnshire and beyond. They put on events in their area.
Dysart Park Fun Day
GAIN will have a stall at The Dysart Park Fun Day again this year, on Sunday 7th July 2019, 11am to after 4pm. Click poster thumbnail for official information. See also: Facebook map.
We would be grateful for any donated tombola prizes – old toys, books, food/drink, plants, trinkets, toiletries, teddies, etc (we won’t turn anything down). Please contact GAIN at
(01476) 855 070 to arrange to drop off or collect. Thanks to everyone who has already donated prizes, including: Poundland, Home Bargains, The Works and Subway.
An early years specialist will be running a Makaton course on July 5th at Belton Lane Children’s Centre, Grantham. It will run from 9.30 – 12.30pm and then 12.30pm until 3.30pm with a working lunch. She will cover Level 1 in the morning and Level 2 in the afternoon. The cost is £15 per level payable to the trainer on the day.
The NHS will be holding public engagement drop in sessions around Lincolnshire during May and June. They want to take soundings about the future of local health services.
Family dog workshops
Workshops for families with children diagnosed with autism in Lincoln on 7 Jun. Click icon for details. See Growing up about Dogs for Good.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) will be putting on a general signposting event on Wed 22 May in Lincoln,
Hesley are putting on a free event for parents about overcoming trauma and building resilience for people with autism. It will be on 8 May in Nottingham. Click icon for details and to book.
An exclusive opportunity outside of opening hours for children and adults on the autistic spectrum to visit with their families. Alice in Wonderland Easter Quest at Lincoln Castle. Follow the white rabbit and seek out the clues to solve the Mad Hatter’s riddle and claim your chocolate reward. Sat 20th Apr, 9am – 10am. Click icon for more information.
East Midlands events
Workshop for parents of special needs children – Coping with Challenging Behaviour. Wed, 3rd Apr, 10am – 12pm. 25 FREE places available for parents. At Voluntary Action Rutland, Rutland Community Hub, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RB. To book your free place email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and telephone number. Please also state the age of your child with special needs, and the nature of his/ her disability. Click poster preview to view.
Have your say
Lincolnshire Autistic Society are putting together feedback from parents and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome about autism related issues. In particular they believe that the main areas of concern are Education Health Care Plans and Children’s diagnostic pathway. Click PDF icon for details. If you have something to say please contact: email@example.com . She would like to hear from you by the end of March, if possible.
Click icon for the Spring Contact news bulletin. To find out about Contact see about.
- The selfish giant – theatre show for children with additional needs and their families. 13 Mar, Lincoln. All places are free but need to be booked. See poster.
- Free workshop for EHC plans in Nottingham on 26 Mar. A few places left as of 30 Jan. Click icon for details.
- What’s on at the end gives a round-up of events by county.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) are putting on parents’ workshop days about Special Educational Needs and Disability. £10 for non-members. Click icon for details.
- Tue 26 Feb in Boston. for those without an EHC plan.
- Wed 20 Mar in Lincoln. for those entering or in the EHC process.
- LPCF has also been involved with the council’s Special Educational Needs consultation exercise. Click icon to see when and where they will be holding their coffee mornings.
PAACT is putting on several workshops at St Peter and St Paul’s Church hall, Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln, LN6 7RB. Email Gordon Forsyth at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
- Andrew Whitehouse will lead a course in behaviour management on 15 Feb. £10 per person. Networking from 9.15am to begin training at 10am. Click icon for event details.
- Hilllary Sharp will provide Puberty & wellbeing training on 1st Mar. £25 per person. See poster for more information.
- Jane Husscisson will provide Makaton training on 4th Mar. £25 per person. See poster for more information.
Family Graffiti are putting on a Childhood anxiety workshop on 14 Feb in Magna village hall, Great Hale, Sleaford, NG34 9LH. Click poster to zoom in. See map.
PAACT has invited Olga Bogdashina, Lecturer at the International Autism Institute to share her expertise on sensory perception & communication on 8th Feb in Lincoln. Click icon for details.
Signposting & workshops
- Free signposting and information event in Horncastle on Tue 22nd Jan 2019
- Workshop: “Talking to children with Disabilities/SEN about Puberty, Relationships & Sexual Health” in Horncastle on 22nd Jan 2019
Polka Dot Pantomimes are performing another season at the Guildhall Arts Centre theatre in Grantham. The relexed performance is scheduled for 2nd January 2019 at 2pm. Phone the booking office on (01476) 406 158 to confirm that you are booking the relaxed performance. See also available seats
Lincoln Castle Explorers
On the 29th December, 9 – 10am, we have an exclusive opportunity outside of our opening hours, for children and adults on the Autism spectrum, to visit with their families. The team at Lincoln Castle have undergone Autism Awareness training and worked alongside Lincoln’s Parent Support Group PAACT. Click icon for more information and to book.
We have a Christmas disco at the Guildhall which is suitable for adults with disabilities aged 16+, their families and support workers. It is on Saturday 22nd Dec 2018, Guildhall Arts Centre Ballroom, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. Click icon for more information. See also map.
Making sense of autism
Free training session for parents and professionals on 29th Nov at Huntingtower Primary School, Grantham, NG31 7AU. Click icon for more information / booking.
PAACT is taking bookings to attend and for information stands for annual conference in Lincoln on Tuesday 13th November 2018.
The venue will be The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY. Click icon for agenda.
See: Book to attend Book display stand Booking return address map
Becky, the leader of The Gateway Club, would like to invite you to an open evening on Thursday 8th Nov. The Gateway Club is an evening social club for those 18+ with learning disabilities. They are a service run by Grantham and District Mencap. The club is on Monday & Thursday 6.30 – 9pm, at The Cree Centre on Aire Road / Medway avenue, NG31 7QP. We offer activities that are both centre based and out in the community.
They are trying to encourage new members and have a open evening planned for people to come along for a chat, piece of cake and see what they do … Click PDF icon for poster.
Louth speaker event
Thursday 6th September, London Road Pavillion, Louth, LN11 9QP, 10am – 3pm. Registration, tea & coffee from 9.15am. Email LAAFS: email@example.com for more information and to book.
Performing Arts Workshops
Two Linkage Adult Skills days for people aged 16+ with learning disabilities, are coming to the Newark area:
- On 21st August with a Greatest Showman themed performance arts workshop. Click on link to book your place.
- Then on 28th August, another workshop. You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. See Mamma Mia!
Magic moments for autistic kids has a caravan in Chapel St Leonards, up the coast from Skegness, available for bookings between May and September 2018. Click icon for details. See also Take a break.
Contact East Midlands has put together a bulletin of summer activities. Click icon to browse. Venues include Nottingham and Leicester. The sailing session is the other side of Nottingham.
Dysart Park Fun Day
GAIN will have a stall at The Dysart Park Fun Day again this year, on Sunday 1st July 2018, 11am to after 4pm. Click poster thumbnail for official information. See also map.
We would be grateful for any donated tombola prizes – old toys, books, food/drink, plants, trinkets, toiletries, teddies, etc (we won’t turn anything down). Please leave them at the Belton Lane Children’s Centre, with the receptionist OR contact GAIN at
(01476) 855 070 to arrange to drop off or collect.
Playtowers special needs evening every Thursday from 28th June. Venue is at Rochford Tower lane, Boston., PE21 9RH. £6.95 per person, including meal and drink. Click thumbnail for poster.
Little Steps support
An opportunity to chat/laugh/cry/celebrate the ‘little steps’ etc. 13th June at the Jubilee Church Life Centre, Grantham.
Free workshops about Education, Health and Care, EHC, plans:
- Tribunals, 18 May, Northampton. See poster
- Challenging decisions, 18 June, Northampton. See poster
- Challenging decisions, 20 June, Nottingham. See poster
- Workshop about SEND legislation on 18th May in Navenby, near Lincoln. For parents without an EHC plan.
- Workshop about the EHC process on 15th June in Spalding. For parents entering or in the EHC process.
Click icon on the right for details. See also: booking form – download SEN/EHC information SEN/EHC support
Carers FIRST are hosting a carer’s event promoting carer’s week on Monday 11th June at Carers First office, 28 Market Place, Grantham. NG31 6LR. Phone: 0300 303 1555
The event is to highlight services that are available to carer’s who may help them in their caring role.
Fun on the farm
Free event on Saturday 16th June at Tattershall Farm Park, Lincolnshire, LN4 4JR. Click icon for details and to book. See also map.
Curly Hair Project
The Curly Hair Project is putting on talks on aspects of autism around the country. Tickets from about £20. Click icon for their full list of events.
- Wed May 23: ASD and Females – Workshop, Peterborough
Sounds of the 60s
Linkage are putting on a disco on Friday 11th May from 8pm ‘til late at The County Assembly Rooms, 76 Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AR. This is a fundraising event for a learning centre at Boultham Park. Click thumbnail to book.
Autism Peterborough are organising a meet-up for Thursday 19th April at the Nene Valley Community Centre, Candy Street, Peterborough, PE2 9RE. Friendly chat over cup tea and coffee. With a Tombola stand and special guest stands … Click icon to for more information. See also local groups.
Lincolnshire Autism Conference, Thursday 22nd March 2018 at The Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QG. Click icon to book your place. Please return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or her postal address on the form.
Lincolnshire County Council is developing a new strategy for special education. The Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) is keen for parents to have their say. Click icon for survey form. Open until 14th March 2018. See also: LPCF information
An exciting, fun-filled night for adults with disabilities aged 16+, their families and support workers. Saturday 10th March, Guildhall Arts Centre Ballroom, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. Click icon for more information. See also map.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum will be putting on a free signposting and information event on Wednesday 24th January at The Stanhope Hall, Boston Road, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6NF – see Map. Click icon for poster. See also LPCF Events.
The Curly Hair Project is putting on talks on aspects of autism around the country. Several are planned for Bourne at Rippingdale Village Hall, Station Street, PE10 0TA. See map. Tickets from £19.70.
See also full list of Curly Hair Project events.