Join Our LGBTQ+ Virtual Coffee Morning!

Anna Kennedy Online (AKO) is hosting a special event for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies on Monday, June 24th at 11 a.m. This virtual coffee morning is a fantastic opportunity for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and are neurodivergent, parents, or parents of neurodivergent children to connect and share experiences.

Hosted by Andi, this inclusive event aims to foster a supportive and understanding environment where individuals can engage in meaningful conversations. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of parenting, embracing your neurodivergence, or seeking a community that understands your unique challenges, this coffee morning is the perfect place to find solidarity and support.

To join this enriching session, mark your calendar and set aside time to engage with like-minded individuals. AKO continues to raise autism awareness and support through such initiatives, ensuring no one feels alone in their journey.

Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, June 24th
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.

To join this enriching session, register through the link below:

Register Here

EHCP, annual review and SEN school admission

The Father’s Joy

We provide support for families who are raising children with special needs, families in hardship, women raising children alone and men who are struggling with their fathering roles.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsduyurD4vGda_0VQElKXukZcaQzIkeUSL

 

🎤 Presented by Sean Kennedy, a distinguished Barrister specialising in education law, this seminar will demystify the complexities surrounding the legal aspects of inclusive education and Special Educational Needs (SEN).

🗓 Date: Wednesday 13th September
⏰ Time: 7pm
📍 Location: Via Zoom
🎟️ Tickets: FREE
🔗 Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtdeCorzkiH9xh6EnZC7kc24G_mrPP_2Hy

✨ Event Highlights ✨

Understanding the legal obligations surrounding mainstream education.
Navigating the intricacies of SEN Law for better inclusion.
A comprehensive Q&A session to address your specific concerns.
❓ Why Should You Attend? ❓

Are you an educator struggling to understand the legal obligations and rights of students with Special Educational Needs?
Are you a parent advocating for more inclusive education for your child?

Then this is the event for you!

👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 From educators to policymakers, parents to legal experts, this event aims to bring everyone onto the same page, fostering a community that champions truly inclusive education.

Don’t miss this chance to gain insights into one of the most nuanced and misunderstood areas of education law! 📚

👇 Tag a friend, colleague, or anyone who should attend this seminar!

#InclusiveEducation #SENLaw #EducationLaw #LegalFramework #SeanKennedy #MainstreamEducation #SpecialEducationalNeeds

Following the tremendous success of our EOTAS seminar a few weeks ago, we are thrilled to fulfil our promise of hosting the same session during the day at 11 am on the 9th Aug. For those who couldn’t make it to the evening session or wish to have another conversation with Sean, we warmly invite you to join us on Wednesday, 9th August, at 11 am.
Please register for the session using this link

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcOuuqD4sGdDHUVINVlhvrkJaVVc9MxaP

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Sean Kennedy presents: EHC Needs Assessments

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Sean Kennedy presents: EHC Needs Assessments

The test that is applied once an EHC needs assessment is completed
How relevant case law can assist when applying the test
Things to consider when writing a parental contribution

This seminar will look at the test that is applied once an EHC needs assessment is completed and this will be done alongside a review of the relevant caselaw. All of this information will be used when considering what a parental contribution should look like.

This will take place on Tuesday 10th Jan at 7.30 PM.
Click here to book your place

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Breaking down the EHC needs assessment

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Sean Kennedy presents: Breaking down the EHC needs assessment including what evidence is required and what test and other factors should be applied when a local authority makes a decision.

This will take place on Tuesday 6th December 2022 at 19:30

Click here to book your place

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An introduction to SEND and EHCp

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This online session looks at how to identify special educational needs and how to apply for an EHCp. Although aimed at beginners, it is likely to be useful to more experienced parents, young person and teachers.

This will be hosted by Sean Kennedy Barrister and will take place on Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 7.30pm.

Click here to book your place 

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Autism and life skills workshop – by Paul Isaacs

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Join our Ambassador Paul Isaacs, Autism Advocate, Speaker, Trainer, and Consultant on Wednesday 20th April at 11am!

Paul Isaacs will be talking about life skills from a personal perspective this includes:

He will be discussing the various Information processing challenges and the various strategies that has helped him.

Click here to register

 

 

 

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Death, Grief and Loss Workshop – by Paul Isaacs

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Join our Ambassador Paul Isaacs, Autism Advocate, Speaker, Trainer and Consultant on Wednesday 23rd Feb at 7pm

Paul will be presenting a workshop on Death, Grief and Loss – the information processing challenges that come with internalising events.

Click here to register

Death, Grief and Loss Workshop - by Paul Isaacs

 

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Upcoming workshop: Matty Street and Sandro Ballesteros talk All things Autism and living the dream with Team Karting

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This amazing workshop will be taking place on Thursday 3rd March at 7pm: click here to register!

Please see details below for Sandro Ballesteros and our Ambassador Matty Street.

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Matty and Sandro workshop
Sandro, from Rochdale, was diagnosed with Autism aged 3. He has been racing karts since he was 5, winning his first championship at the age of 7 with a clean sweep of podium finishes. Various trophies in Honda cadets, including three podiums and a win at the prestigious PFi in 200cc extreme class.

In juniors he has raced in Prokart (vice champion in winter series), and also Rotax, sometimes racing both classes on the same day. He recently achieved the first UK podium for an X-kart on only his third time in the kart.

Autism hero award winner, helping others get started in motorsport through his Able Racing project, and sharing his experiences with his Autism presentations in schools. He also races on the TeamBrit Racing with Autism kart endurance team and eTeamBRIT on the simulator.

​His motto… #unleashwhatyouCANdo

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Matty and Sandro workshop
Matty Street is the CEO of TeamKarting.co.uk The UK’s highest rated indoor karting track based in Greater Manchester. In 2017 TeamKarting were nominated for an Autism Hero Award for being a leading business being inclusive and Autism Friendly.

Matty has a huge passion for motorsport and have competed from the age of 12. In school Matty was diagnosed with dyslexia / dyspraxia and Asperger’s and finding school very difficult.

Matty was considered a lost cause and stereotyped as a failure. His love for Motorsport helped deal with all these labels and negative expectations and achieve academic success and now success in business. Click here for details.

Matty said “Working with the AKO team as an Ambassador Matty along with TeamKarting will host a number of events promoting autism awareness”.

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