Know Your Rights Free Information Event

Know Your Rights:

update on current legislation and benefits for children and young people with sensory impairments:

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

This free afternoon event will be of interest to teachers of the deaf, teachers of visual impairment, mainstream teachers, support staff, educational psychologists, habilitation and rehabilitation workers, parents and carers.

The aim of this half-day event is to provide up to date information on current legislation on the rights of the child and young person with sensory impairments (deaf/visually impaired). Catriona Thomson from Enquire will present information about current legislation.

For those working with deaf children and young people, Heather Young, The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), will inform participants of benefits families can access and ways they can be supported.

Similarly, Gillian Hallard from the RNIB Welfare Advice Team will speak about benefits for children with a visual impairment.

 Presenters: 

Sally Cavers, Manager, Enquire Additional Support for Learning Service and CHANGE project

Heather Young, Children & Families Support Manager, NDCS Scotland

Gillian Hallard, Welfare Advice Officer, RNIB

 

Venue: Aberdeen Science Centre

Time: 1.30 pm – 4 pm

Cost: This event is free but booking is essential due to room capacity restrictions and refreshment requirements.

An application form can be downloaded from the following link:

http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/courses/general/gmay18.html