Over 3000 copies of our 'Out of Amaze' e-newsletter go out each term to families in Sussex with children and young people with SEND and the professionals who work with them.
In ‘Out of Amaze’, you will find:
- Latest information about Amaze services including events, courses and the Compass Card
- Information about other local services and groups for children, young people and families
- Links to blog posts and features specifically for SEND families
- Updates from local parent carer forums in Brighton & Hove and Sussex
- Advice about specific issues such as benefits, schools, leisure and more
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28th September 2020
CONTENTS: Coping with anxiety; latest from PaCC; what to do if the return to school isn’t going so well; Amaze volunteer drive; therapies through the Autumn term; advice for young people getting back on track planning for the future; Amaze services update; new mental health and wellbeing plan for Sussex, and more.
28th September 2020
CONTENTS: Coping with anxiety; latest from ESPCF; what to do if the return to school isn’t going so well; Amaze volunteer drive; therapies through the Autumn term; advice for young people getting back on track planning for the future; Amaze services update; new parent carer groups poll, and more.
20th July 2020
CONTENTS: Back to school FAQs; where to get support over the summer; new ways of working in children’s therapy services; play-schemes and activities available over the summer; the latest from PaCC; shielding rules changes; end of term message from Brighton & Hove SEND teams; chance to win yoga sessions, and more.
20th July 2020
CONTENTS: Back to school FAQs; where to get support over the summer; new ways of working in children’s therapy services; play-schemes and activities available over the summer; the latest from ESPCF; shielding rules changes; end of term message from head of ISEND; chance to win yoga sessions, and more.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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…
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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…
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.