Extended Schools Service
Aspects School Partnership is available to provide a range of support to families. The support is very varied and offers help with any concerns families may be facing with their child or their own personal circumstances. We work closely with many of the local support services to help families in accessing support in times of particular difficulty.
Did you know that in primary aged children, parental involvement is more important to a child’s achievement and adjustment, than the quality of the school they attend?
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Out of School Additional Needs Support
There are several services available in Hertfordshire that may be of help to parents of children with Additional Needs. Whilst we are in no way connected with them, we have listed them here in case they may be of service to you.
Provides specialist information, training and advice for professionals, as well as support for children, adults and families on issues relating to Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and related conditions. http://www.add-vance.org/
CHIPS stands for Children’s Integrated Playschemes. They offer play and social opportunities for children with additional needs aged 3 to 19 living in the Hertfordshire council districts of East Hertfordshire and Broxbourne. Brothers and sisters are strongly encouraged to join as CHIPS believes that all children should play together regardless of their needs. CHIPS offers playscheme’s on saturdays during term time, and full day playscheme’s during the Summer, Christmas and Easter holidays. Our Playscheme’s run in Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Cheshunt and Hoddesdon.
They also have a sibling support group – Kidzone, a parent/carer support group – ChatSS, and a Teen group. Visit them at https://chipsplay.org/
3.KI DS East HUB.
The KIDS East HUB offers information and support for parents and carers of disabled children and young people aged 0-19 in Hertfordshire. We can offer free and impartial support over the phone, by email or face-to-face (including home visits) with:Helping you find activities, groups and training, Support at meetings about your child, and signposting to a range of local services for disabled children and young people including specialist services.http://www.kids.org.uk/Event/kids-east-hub
4.PACT for Autism.
A local group, supporting families of children and adults with autism and other special needs and disabilities by providing various services such as a Parent Helpline, holding monthly meetings with speakers, sharing useful information and signposting to other partner agencies. http://pactforautism.org.uk