What's On

Detailed in the calendar below are upcoming events for your diary. You may also want to check out our Local to You page.

The Royal National College for the Blind Open Day is taking place on Friday 7 February 2019.  This is a great opportunity for prospective students and parents as well as professionals to come along to the College and see for themselves the fantastic facilities and learning resources on offer.  Find out what courses are available, talk to the tutors, meet some of the current students, have a look around the College, check out the facilities and hear what the Principal has to say. For further information, please see the RNC website.

Guide Dogs Children and Young People’s Service and Berkshire Sensory Consortium are inviting Vision Impaired children aged 7-11 to perfect their cooking skills on Monday 17 February, 10.30-2pm at Berkshire Vision in Reading.We will be making a light lunch and sweet treat, practising your current skills and learning new ones such as spreading, cutting, measuring and mixing. Habilitation Specialists will be supporting throughout.  For more details, please click here for more details and here for our booking form.

Berkshire Vision have recently published their winter/spring calendar for children and young people.  More details can be found here

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are hosting two Preparing for Adulthood days for children aged between 14 and 25 years old with special education needs and disabilities.

Friday 24 January 2020: Drop in between 10.00am and 2.00pm. Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF 
Berkshire Sensory Consortium will be present.

Saturday 25 January 2020 Drop in between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Oakbridge Centre, Imperial Road, Windsor, SL4 3RU. 

Berkshire Sensory Consortium will not be present.  

For more information, please click here.

We want to introduce to you a research project called the READY study (Recording Emerging Adulthood in Deaf Youth) and offer your child the opportunity to take part if they wish.  The READY study is a 6 year research project about deaf young people between the ages of 16 and 23 years old. It is interested in the changes in deaf young people’s lives from their point of view as they move between childhood and adulthood. The project is being conducted by the University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh.  For further information, please see the following documents: Parent Letter  Young Person Letter  Poster or Manchester University website.

The University of Birmingham is undertaking a research project regarding the experiences of students with VI applying for Higher Education. In particular they are interested in how useful, or not, parents, students and teachers have found the information available on the RNIB’s website regarding applying for university and life at university, and the 'Supporting the achievement of learners with vision impairment in Higher Education' available on the NatSIP website.  These documents can be accessed here:RNIB and Supporting the achievements of learners

If you would like further information about the project or would like to complete an online questionnaire based on your experiences of using them, then please contact Rachel Hewett, Birmingham University at R.G.Hewett@bham.ac.uk

Jungle Mania based in Woodley, Reading are keen to offer discounted sessions to SEN families in the local area. Please contact Jungle Mania directly for further information: woodley@junglemania.com  0118 969 2635

Speech and Language Therapy drop in sessions take place throughout Berkshire.  Please click on the relevant document below.

Reading     Reading West    Bracknell     Slough     Wokingham




  The Ear Foundation have a team of clinical and educational practitioner who run a variety of interesting and relevant programmes.  Please see their website for more details: https://www.earfoundation.org.uk/education/categories/1






The NDCS hold many events and these can be found here: https://www.ndcs.org.uk/our-services/our-events



Wokingham Parents - There is a new local offer link for  parents looking for what’s on which should make it easier to find activities:




Subtitled/Captioned Accessible Cinema! 1,500+ shows nationwide! Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes, Cars 3, Spiderman Homecoming, Captain Underpants, Despicable Me 3, The Beguiled, Baby Driver, Transformers, Wonder Woman & more! All cinemas can show all the films listed above with English-language subtitles. Click the link for more details: http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/films.html



Berks and Bucks and Berks Football Association are now running Pan Disability Football sessions on Friday afternoons for ages 14+ at Park House School, Newbury.  For more information, please see here



SportsAble are running a weekly deaf friendly football session for 16+ in Maidenhead with FA qualified coaches leading the sessions.  Please see flyer for more information.





Click on the hand for details of Berkshire Sensory Consortium pre-school groups 


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