Making a REAL Difference!’ Seminar (delivered in partnership with Wolverhampton University)
Wednesday 29th June 2011 at University of Wolverhampton (WALSALL CAMPUS), School of Education
The seminar :
Showcased good practice of partnership working with the third sector and ‘Making a Real Difference’ to lives of disabled children and their families.
- Shared research regarding ‘Listening to the voice of families’ and best practice in supporting Black & Minority Ethnic disabled children and their families access to Short Breaks
- Shared the research and development of a new version of the Communication Passport, officially launching the completed version of the ‘All About ME’ Communication Passport.
Promoted Include Me TOO’s BME Network supporting the voices of BME disabled children and their families to influence policy and service delivery.
Provided updates of the progress of the National Include Me TOO Charter of Rights for Disabled Children and Young People progress
Shared how Wolverhampton University as a signatory of the Charter is promoting and implementing the Charter
Presentations and reports from the seminar
§ Supporting BME and marginlised communities disabled children and their families access to Short Breaks pilot project
§ Participation or Exclusion? Perspectives of Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders on their participation in leisure activities.
§ The barriers to accessing Short Breaks faced by BME and marginlised communities disabled children and their families in Walsall
§ Is Cooperative Short Break Provision the Answer? The Perspective of Families of Children with Autism
§ Successful Models of Short Breaks from Commissioners Perspective – Listening to the voice of parents
§ Access to Leisure: The perceptions of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD and their parents and carers