Forum Dates

Enhancing Resilience Day

through the voice of the parent/carer


Friday 22nd March 2019





Carter Lane East, South Normanton, Derbyshire. DE55 2EH


Join us for our 2019 Enhancing Resilience Day. We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) followed by some amazing speakers – keep an eye on this page and social media for updates!

We will also have a number of interesting and informative service providers in our busy Marketplace throughout the event and you can visit these from 9.30am on the day. Of course we will have the usual refreshments and fantastic lunch so don’t forget to let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

**Confirmed Speaker**

Chris Bonnello – a former primary school teacher with Asperger Syndrome who has Chris Bonnelloalso worked in special education, now an award-winning writer and international speaker. In 2015 he launched Autistic Not Weird to share his insights from both a personal and professional perspective, a venture which has seen him attract 94,000 Facebook followers, and over 1.8 million page hits on his website ( His first publication, “What We Love Most About Life”, was an uplifting book designed to help autistic young people feel less alone, and his first novel “Guerrillas”, a novel with special needs heroes, will be published in May 2019. He was also a nominee for the 2017 National Diversity Awards (Positive Role Model for Disability) and a two-time winner at the Autism Hero Awards (Top Journalist 2017, Online Social Community 2018).

If you are a parent/carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability and would like to attend this event, please book here. Alternatively you can telephone to register your attendance. Lunch and refreshments will be provided so please indicate any dietary requirements.  Crèche facility will be available for all needs, please book this as early as possible.







Parent Carer

Health & Wellbeing Day

Tuesday 4th December 2018

10am – 2pm

Fairfield Adult Education Centre, Victoria Park, Buxton. SK17 7PE

Christmas Buttons


If you are a parent/carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability and would like to attend this event, please book through our Eventbrite link here. Or telephone 01629 533666 to rquest a booking. Places are limited so don’t leave it too late to book your place.




November Forum Dates

 **Challenging Behaviour Workshop**

Do you want to understand how to manage challenging behaviour? Do you want to find out more about recognising triggers to behaviour and avoiding meltdowns?

We will be welcoming Tracey Green to our 4 forums across Derbyshire to deliver workshops on Challenging behaviour.

For full details and to book please click on the dates below:

Monday 5th November 2018

Swadlincote Adult Education Centre, Rink Drive, Swadlincote, DE11 8JL

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Fairfield Children’s Centre, Victoria Park Road, Buxton, SK17 7PE

Monday 12th November 2018

Denby Depot, Prospect Road, Denby, Ripley, DE5 8RE

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Peter Webster Centre, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 8LQ

All 10.00am to 14.00pm.