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Upcoming Network member events Army Families Federation (AFF) – Additional Needs and disability Virtual Study day.

Army Families Federation (AFF) – Additional Needs and disability Virtual Study day.

29/03/2021

Date: Monday 29th March

Time: 09:30 – 15:30

Venue: Virtual 

Audience: Practitioners, professionals, and policy makers with external agencies and organisations.

The Army Families Federation are holding a study day which will include presentations from policy makers, Service charities and organisations that support Army Families with additional learning needs and disabilities.

Presentations include:

·        What are additional needs? An overview delivered by AFF

·        Policy updates from the MOD and Army

·        Education – updates provided from CEAS and DCYP

·        Lived experience from an Army Family

·        Housing – update from DIO on disability adaptations to SFA process

·        Lived experience from an Army Family

·        Specific support that is available.

 

Register for the event here

 

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Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."

Aiden

"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."

Ashim

"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Chloe

"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times it’s just a normal thing now."

Chloe

"It's ok talking over skype and that but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."

Georgia

"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, its adventurous and exciting."

Harry

"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Ieuan

"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."

Mia

"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."

Oliver

"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."

Ryan

"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."

Shana

"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."

Sianed

"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there’, but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"

Sanjog

"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."

Lewis

"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."

Piaras

"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."

Dan