The world may still be topsy turvey but there are lots of Storysharing® developments to celebrate. We are exploring how to combine our work with other approaches, with some public events. Full details are on our Training page.
Visit Eventbrite to search for these. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
Storysharing and Story Massage Thursday 21st January 4.30pm-5.30pm
Finding a Voice through Sharing stories in Sign is on Thursday February 18th 4.30-5.30pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/136270309163
Personal Storysharing in AAC is on Thursday March 18th 4.30-5.30 pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/138420117297
Sharing stories with Key Word Signers is on Thursday February 18th 4.30-5.30pm
These events are free to parent carers- please email for a code
Two great sessions exploring how The Story Massage Programme can be combined with personal stories. Thanks so much to Mary Atkinson (TSMP) and Gill White (PAMIS) for co-hosting these, and to all of you who joined. We are planning to learn more about the role of movement and touch in forming memories from colleagues working with Deaf blind people – watch this space! And our next workshop, on key word sign and story, will look at movement too. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/finding-a-voice-through-sharing-stories-in-sign-tickets-136270309163?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Great event today from Learning Disability England https://www.learningdisabilityengland.org.uk
Lovely presentations from Campaign4Change with a beautiful film showing how to achieve community presence https://www.achievetogether.co.uk/about/campaign-for-change-c4c
And stories from parents about how they support and work with their young adults to make things happen. Thanks to all
We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of Ashleigh Paddon, Jess Meredith Wickes and Jade Cook. Ashleigh is a Speech and Language therapist who has a wonderful website at https://the-therapy-tree.com; Jess is well known to you all as one of the stars of Abbie’s hospital visit, and has been using Storysharing for some years; Jade Cook is the Director of Spectrum Community Arts (www.spectrumca.co.uk ). Looking forward to exploring new directions for Storysharing in 2021.
NAC (Nonverbal Affective Care) has been set up by Julie Calveley to provide resources for well being in children and adults with profound and multiple disabilities. Happy to say that Storysharing® features on the site. Lots to love and read here!!
Thursday 12th November 2020 4-5.30pm/Saturday 14th November 2020 10.00-11.30 with Nicola Grove, Flo Hopwood, Katrina Arab. For current trainees and registered practitioners. Zoom link will be sent individually. Come with your experience of how to embed Storysharing® across the day, and to recognise links with your existing assessment models and frameworks.
We are delighted to have had a number of articles published on the topic of Surviving through Story.
Surviving through Stories
How people with learning disabilities are getting through COVID
Community Living – coming soon October 16th www.cl-initiatives.co.uk
Surviving through Story – documenting lives in lockdown and beyond PMLD Link 32 issue 96. As a Guest Subscribers and get free access to almost 30 years of journals – filled with stories of the real lives and experiences of individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) www.pmldlink.org.uk
International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication newsletter May 2020
Surviving through Story: COVID-19 personal narratives for children and adults with communication and learning disabilities
We were also delighted to be interviewed by Amber and Lucy on Frozen Light
Episode 5 frozenlighttheatre.com/podcast/