created by Findability published on 21 September 2016

News Bulletin

October 2016

Information on special educational needs and disability in Bristol.

Welcome to the Findability News Bulletin

Parent, carers and professionals told us they wanted less information in the newsletter and more news more often so we've come up with our new monthly news bulletins.  Make sure you’re signed up for one by emailing and asking to go on our mailing list. 

Bristol's SEND Vision

Services in Bristol are working together to support disabled children and young people, those with special educational needs and their families to achieve healthy, independent and fulfilling lives. Together they have launched a new vision

Read Bristol's SEND Vision.

Bristol Autism Team's New Hotline

Bristol Autism Team (formally ASDOT) have launched a hotline email for those with enquiries about Autism.

Email enquiries to

Find out about Bristol Autism Team

New 'Jobs And Opportunity' With Rife Guide

Rife Guide (the Watershed's website for young people) have just added an section on jobs and opportunities for young people in Bristol.

Find jobs and opportunities

Videos For Children Going Into Hospital

'What? Why? Children in Hospital' have some brilliant videos about going into hospital, including some videos for those with learning difficulties.

Watch the videos.

Flamingo Chicks Address the United Nations

7  Flamingo Chicks ‘Agents of Change’ made the 7000 mile round trip to New York to address the United Nations, showcasing their vision of an inclusive society and championing human rights for disabled children around the world (or in their own words “we are fighting for a fair future for disabled kids”).

Watch their speech.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing News

Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group have published their latest newsletter for everyone who works with children and young people in Bristol.

Read the newsletter

Bristol Parent Carers' First AGM

Bristol Parent Carers became a Constituted organisation last year.  Parents, carers, professionals who work with families in Bristol are invited to come along.

Find out more.

Family Fund Resources on Sleep

Family Fund have launched a new site dedicated to supporting families raising disabled children to find help and information about sleep.

Visit the Tired Out site.

Nominations Open for Bristol Youth Elections

For young people out there interested in having a bigger say in how things are done in Bristol nominations are open to run for election and join Bristol's Youth Council.

Find out more.

Creative Writing Group for Autistic Adults

The Bristol Asperger Social Group is looking to set up a creative writing group and are looking for a volunetter with experience of autism and a love of writing.


Supporting Head Injured Pupils in Schools (SHIPS)

Ships are running some courses on Aquired Brain Injury aimed at staff in schools.

Find out more.

Bristol Hate Crime Workshop

Brandon Trust and Sari have got together to run a workshop for People with Learning Difficulties and agencies that support people with learning difficulties.

Find out more.

Suzie Books Series

A Bristol mum has written a series of children's stories intended to help children cope with new situations found in most families. They are based on her own experiences with her son who has a diagnosis of Aspergers.

Find out more.

Council for Disabled Children's Digest

The autumn newsletter from the CDC is out now.

Read the digest.


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