Children with Disabilities Training Workshops

Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI) are delighted to present a second phase programme of training workshops to enhance the childcare provision for children with disabilities.  This programme has been funded and supported by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) through the NI Executives Childcare Fund and its overarching aim is to increase the number of people equipped with the relevant skills and confidence to help care for a child with a disability.

The programme is aimed at childcare providers such as Day Care Staff, After Schools Staff and Registered Child Minders as well as members of the extended family of a child with a disability who could offer additional support to the primary carer.

For more information and to apply online go to www.ci-ni.org.uk/disability_training_calendar.aspx

June

28th  Working with Parents of a Disabled Child, Children in NI, Belfast 10.30am-1pm
30th  Makaton Taster Session, Fermanagh House, Enniskillen 10am-12.30pm                                          

July

1st  Child Protection Awareness when working with Disabled Children, Omagh 10.30am-1pm
2nd  Working with Blind & Visually Impaired Children, Newry 9.30am-4.30pm   
5th  Play Therapy, Children in NI, Belfast 10am-1.30pm
7th  Makaton Taster Session, Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh 6.30pm-9pm
9th Understanding Childhood Acquired Brain Injury, Antrim 10.30am-1.00pm
30th  Downs Syndrome Awareness, Bushtown House Country Hotel, Coleraine 10.30am-1pm
31st  Dyslexia Awareness, Newry Conference & Banqueting Centre, Newry 10.30am-1pm

August

4th  Makaton Taster Session, Ballymena Business Centre, Ballymena 10.30am-12.30pm
6th  Understanding Childhood Acquired Brain Injury, Roepark Resort, Limavady 10.30am-1pm
12th  Makaton Beginners Level (2 Days), Children in NI, Belfast 9.30am-4.30pm
16th  Structured Play with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Antrim 9.30am-4.30pm
18th  Downs Syndrome Awareness, Children in NI, Belfast 10.30am-1pm
22nd  Strategies for dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Roepark Resort, Limavady 9.30am-4.30pm
26th  Child Protection Awareness when working with Disabled Children, Limavady 10.30am-1pm
27th  General Disability Awareness, Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh 6.30pm-9.30pm
30th  Music Therapy, Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh 10.30am -1pm

September

2nd  Dyslexia Awareness, Children in NI, Belfast 10.30am-1pm
4th  ADHD Awareness & Strategies for Supporting YP with ADHD, Newry, 10am-4.30pm
9th  Understanding Childhood Acquired Brain Injury, The Jethro Centre,  Lurgan, 10.30am-1pm
17th  ADHD Awareness & Strategies for Supporting YP with ADHD, Belfast, 10am-4.30pm
22nd  We are more alike than different: Disability from a Disabled Persons Perspective, Children in NI, Belfast 10am-12.30pm

Please see website http://www.ci-ni.org.uk/disability_training_calendar.aspx for full information on content, dates, venues and times of the above workshops.