Over 6000 copies of our 'Out of Amaze' newsletter go out each term to families with children and young people with SEND and the professionals who work with them.

In ‘Out of Amaze’, you will find:

  • News and information about Amaze services including  events, courses and the Compass Card
  • Information about other local services and groups for children, young people and families
  • Personal stories from families with SEND
  • Content from parent carer forums including information about  current consultations on local services
  • Advice about specific issues such as benefits, schools, leisure and more

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Click on the images below to download current and past copies.

LATEST e-newsletter BRIGHTON & HOVE – Jan 2020

30th January 2020

CONTENTS: New developments to improve our helpline; latest on SEND Review; round up of PaCC activity; new video on exclusions/part-time timetables from SENDIASS service; Looking Forward Careers project; Amaze workshops coming soon.

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LATEST e-newsletter EAST SUSSEX – Jan 2020

30th January 2020

CONTENTS: New developments to improve our helpline; latest on SEND Review; round up of PaCC activity; new video on exclusions/part-time timetables from SENDIASS service; Looking Forward Careers project; new projects in East Sussex – Amazingly Active and Face2Face befriending; and upcoming Amaze SENDIASS workshops.

e-newsletter Nov 2019 – EAST SUSSEX

4th December 2019

Contents: VIDEO – What to do if you’re child is struggling at school; Top 12 tips for stress free Xmas; ISEND Inclusion conference;  Join the Union – new autism group in Bexhill;  Amaze’s cover girl Audrey; Amaze AGM; East Sussex Parent Carer Forum launch; Amaze events and more  

e-newsletter Nov 2019 – BRIGHTON & HOVE

4th December 2019

Contents: VIDEO – What to do if you’re child is struggling at school; Top 12 tips for stress free Xmas; SEND strategy latest; Amaze’s cover girl Audrey; ColourMatching is Catching; Amaze AGM; new ezine for young people; PaCC on home to school transport; Amaze events and more  

Newsletter May 2019

20th May 2019

Contents: Tips for making it through the summer; befriending launches in East Sussex; mental health consultation; Carers Centres & Carers Cards; transition tips; changes at 16; short breaks reductions; Disability Pride and more

Newsletter February 2019

21st February 2019

Contents: Support for young people with SEND to get work-ready; F2F expanding into West Sussex; day in the life of ISEND TLP; top tips for claiming DLA; school refusal; new SEND strategies; ESPaCC recruits new parent reps; PaCC Champions and more

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Newsletter October 2018

17th October 2018

Contents: Amaze expands services into East Sussex; exclusions; spotlight on SENDIASS; DLA for night time needs; SEND events, workshops and courses; Brighton and Hove and East Sussex parent carer forums; Secret Life of Carers campaign and more

Newsletter March 2018

1st March 2018

Contents: Universal Credit; Peer Supporters; Day in the life of a Family Practitioner; F2F parent groups; Brighton Table Tennis club; PaCC Champions; special school and budget changes and more…

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Newsletter November 2017

1st November 2017

Contents: Universal Credit launch; SEND hubs approved; school transport; meet our peer supporters; Amaze workshops and course; Our 20th birthday and celebrating 20 years of Lizzie’s support and more…

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Newsletter July 2017

3rd July 2017

Contents: Giant 100m water slide; SEND hubs latest; Face 2 Face befriending; Mainstream inclusion; summer play schemes; PIP guidance; Compass summer fun, and more…

Newsletter March 2017

15th March 2017

Contents: Compass website launch; Budget proposals; SEND changes details; school transport latest; Kids Like Us siblings group; PaCC pets; Therapies feature; Amaze courses and workshops and more

Newsletter Oct 2016

12th October 2016

Contents: Amaze Info Fair; IAM WHOLE mental health campaign; new Integrated Support Service; SEND support at the Alex; school transport latest; PaCConnect on social care; PaCC calendar and more

Newsletter June 2016

26th May 2016

Contents: Latest on SEND education changes; advice on DLA reviews; supported internships; Compass Card expansion to West Sussex; inclusive summer play schemes; Brighton Pebbles summer activities; PaCC achievements and more

Newsletter Feb 2016

16th February 2016

Contents: SEND proposals latest; Top tips for EHCPs; budget cuts; Blatchington Mill’s inclusive trip to New York; PIP Face to Face assessments; CCA news; PaCC Award Winners 2014 and more.

Newsletter Oct 2015

15th October 2015

Contents: Amaze Info Fair 2015 – Looking ahead; new Siblings group; update on home to school transport from PaCC; anti-bullying week; Compass Card Activities and more

Newsletter June 2015

19th May 2015

Contents: Amaze launch Information, Advice and Support for young people up to 25; Compass Challenge family walk and picnic; Home to School transport latest; new siblings group; TakePART festival of sport; PaCC forums; DLA tips and more.

Newsletter Feb 2015

19th February 2015

Contents: Help with EHC Plans for parent carers and young people; Compass Card extends to 25th birthday; Compass app launches; Budget latest; SEND Review – priorities unveiled; Transport to School in focus; new PaCC pullout

Newsletter Oct 2014

15th October 2014

Contents: Local Offer goes live; SEND Changes and Independent Support; Anti-bullying Week 2014; PaCC Siblings special; Working memory; Compass Card extends to 24; Day in the Life of BILT; Amaze courses and more…

Newsletter June 2014

3rd June 2014

Contents: SEND changes; TakePart 2014; Appealing a DLA claim; Carers Week; new Compass Card offers and activities; Mental Health Survey and A Day in the Life of an Amaze helpline adviser

Newsletter Feb 2014

12th February 2014

Contents: PaCC Champions announced; Robert Smith’s guitar raises 22k for Amaze; ABC of SEN Changes; Budget cuts; health round-up; Amaze volunteer services; PaCConnects and more

Newsletter Oct 2013

22nd October 2013

Contents: Amaze Info Fair – SEN Online; Results of our Parent Carer Survey; Shared Lives – housing options for young people; Top tips for looking after yourself; Nominate a PaCC Champion; Buying an cooking on a budget; Leaving a Legacy; Fiona’s parent journey and much more

Newsletter June 2013

24th May 2013

Contents: Take Part Amazing Zone PIP explained; Tips for starting secondary school; inclusive summer play schemes; Talk Health follow up; PaCC Awards and Compass activities latest.

Newsletter 2013 Feb Issue

27th February 2013

Contents: DLA service evaluation; Therapies update; DLA and PIP compared; Parent support groups; More sports for teens; Housing; SEN Strategy launch and more.

Newsletter 2012 October issue

17th October 2012

Contents: SEN – The Future: Amaze’s Education Info Fair and AGM, SEN round-up, Universal Credits explained, Day in the Life of an ASCSS specialist teacher, PaCC Awards and more

Newsletter May 2012 issue

17th May 2012

Contents: Take Part 2012; Our new helpline session; SEN strategy latest; healthier futures; Tips for claiming DLA for communication difficulties; Amaze courses and Compass Card Activities latest.

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