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Events and Support for Parents

We believe it is really important that parents feel supported and have regular opportunities to talk to the SEN team about their child and SEN provision at Fleetdown. Each half term, we hold our SEN Parent forum and coffee afternoons for parents of children with SEN. There will often be guest speakers joining us to offer advice and answer questions, as well as an opportunity for tea, coffee and biscuits and a chat. The Ark SEN team will also be in attendance to answer any questions or queries you may have. Everyone is welcome to come to these coffee afternoons (but please let us know if you are attending so that we can accommodate numbers). In addition, there will sometimes be training opportunities and courses for parents run at Fleetdown, which we welcome all parents to attend as well. This page with also be regularly updated with external events, such as those run by BEAM or Ifield Smile Centre.


Further support (please see further information below):


Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Information for families in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley booklet


List of books available to loan from Helen Allison Community Library


Beams is a local charity which provides support for children with disabilities and their families. They run parent support groups and a Fathers' club to provide support and guidance for fathers and grandfathers of children with Autism. Please visit the Beams website for further information about the support they offer, upcoming events and training opportunities for parents http://wearebeams.org.uk/ Also, please see information about the parent support group dates and Fathers' club below.


The Ifield Smile centre, Gravesend offers support for parents, as well as courses and training. Please visit the following link for further information: http://www.ifieldschool.com/page/?title=Courses&pid=50