EHC plan workshop
IPSEA legal training for parents on Tuesday 25th Jan 2022. The course is now entirely free. Click icon for course outline. It will be on Zoom, so participants need access to a laptop. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum, host a range of Zoom online meetings. Click icon to browse. Coming up:
- Juggling the Joys of Parenting: 20 Jan 2022
- Week of SEND: 24 – 29 Jan. 2022.
The events on this page are chosen because they may be of interest to a child and/or adult on the autistic spectrum. See also Local Groups for autism support groups in the South Lincolnshire, in the UK, and beyond. They put on events in their area.
Ron’s gone wrong
Stamford arts centre, St Mary’s St, PE9 2DL, will be putting on their relaxed screening of this Disney animation on Wed 22 Dec, 2021 at 2pm. It is about an awkward boy and his computerised robot. Click image for details and to book. See also the film and scroll down to video preview.
Audience members are asked to wear face coverings and follow the signage. Box office: 01780 763203.
Jack and the beanstalk
Polka Dot Pantomimes will be performing the 2021 pantomime at the Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ on Saturday 18 Dec 2021 This particular performance will be sensitive to, and accepting of, audience members on the autistic spectrum. Click image for details and to book. Box office: 01476 406158.
Green Synergy are putting on events at Hillside Garden, in Lincoln, for people with mental health issues from April – June 2021. This is part of their Better together partnership project to offer pre-employability opportunities. Click icon on the left to find out more.
See also their website
They are also running their popular Get Into gardening course as part of their Move employability project for people interested in becoming self-employed gardeners. Get in touch with them before 15 April for this course. Other options may also be available. Click icon on the right to find out more.
They have also launched a project for 10-14 year olds who want to do more for the environment and their community. Their Green Influencers learn new skills and gain experience and confidence. The scheme aims to make environmental social action a regular, habitual part of young people’s lives. Sign up with Brodi: email@example.com Tel: 07586 777623
Check out the online workshops from Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum, on the left. They are free to members. Contact workshops, on the right. are free to all. Some workshops seek to address issues related to autism, others to foster wellbeing.
The NHS is putting on free virtual training during March 2021 to help family carers Identify early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability. Click icon to find out more.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum are arranging two free series of workshops on Zoom. One is aimed at friends, relatives and carers of children or adults with additional needs. Dates range from 5 Jan – 10 Feb 2021. It is called Waving not drowning! Click icon on the left for Waving not drowning!
They are also putting on LPCF week of SEND. – from 25 Jan – 29 Jan. These are aimed at parents and carers of children with additional needs and professionals who work with them. Click icon on the right for poster.
Contact has quite an extensive range of virtual workshops for families with additional needs in Jan – Feb. See workshops for more information.
There were a few places left as of Tue afternoon for a Promoting Postivie Behaviour and Autism Workshop. The workshop will be on Fri 4 Dec 2020 at 9:45am and it will be online. Click icon for details.
PAACT is taking bookings for the 22nd Lincoln annual autism conference, Mon 16 – Fri 20 Nov 2020. Click icon for details.
Only Lincoln Castle grounds are open to the public until 2 Dec. Click page icon to see visitor update. Exclusive autism-friendly Explorers sessions at the castle have not yet re-started, though, as of Sept 2020. Next one may be in the evening. Click castle icon for background information.
The Guildhall Arts Centre has a few virtual events and on-line resources but The Groove has not re-started as of Sept 2020. Click page icon to set what they have to offer.
Dysart Park Fun Day
Unfortunately Dysart Park Fun Day has been cancelled for 2020. Click icon and scroll down to find the post cancelling all their events.
Family dog workshops
How pet dogs can help families that have a child with autism. Dogs for Good has workshops planned for 2020.
Click icon for locations and dates e.g. 10 Jul – Lincoln, 21 Jul – Leicester. Check again nearer the time for Coronavirus updates.
The Makaton course for Friday 20 Mar at Belton Lane Children’s Centre, Grantham has been cancelled
Zoo Co presents a visual story with original music, puppets and tap dancing. Performed by a deaf and hearing cast. This relaxed performance, created in partnership with ADHD Foundation, will be at the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham on 17 Feb. Click icon for web page or poster thumbnail.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) will be putting on a general signposting event on Fri 31 Jan in Hubberts Bridge, near Boston.
It will be free to parents and carers. Click icon and scroll down for details. See map
Mental health engagement
Give Lincolnshire NHS your feedback on mental health community rehabilitation. Click icon for dates in January around the county.
Polka Dot Pantomimes are performing another season at the Guildhall Arts Centre theatre in Grantham. Click icon for information about relaxed performances. They are scheduled for 2nd Jan 2020 at 2pm & 6:30pm. Phone the booking office using (01476) 406 158 for available seats at: 6:30pm (2pm seats sold out.)
Farm quiet hour
Rand Park Farm, near Lincoln, will be putting on a quiet hour for children with additional needs and their families. Date: 14th Dec, 9 – 10am. See map farm layout
Making sense of the senses
Free conference with Dr John Biddolph on Wed 4 Dec at The Fleet, Peterborough. Click icon for more information including booking details.
PAACT is taking bookings to attend and for information stands for annual conference in Lincoln on Tuesday 19th Nov 2019.
The venue will be The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY. Click icon for poster. See also map
Lincoln Castle Explorers
An exclusive opportunity outside of opening hours for children and adults on the autistic spectrum to visit with their families. Lincoln Castle Explorers, 2nd Nov, 9am – 10am. Click page icon for event details and to book or castle icon about autism-friendly opening. See map.
An early years specialist will be running a Makaton course on Friday Oct 4th 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. Morning session recommended for parents. If you would like to attend contact: firstname.lastname@example.org See Speech & language about Makaton.
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) will be putting on a general signposting event on Wed 30 Sep in Market Rasen, Click icon for details. See map
Harrowby football match
Harrowby vs Cottesmore football match on Saturday 14 Sep at Harrowby United’s Dickens Road Community Stadium, Grantham, NG31 9QY. Free entry for under 16’s and carers with Carer’s Allowance letter. See also map.
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. See:: 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 email@example.com 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.