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December 2017 Newsletter


Hi all,

It has been a busy year at Tailor Ed as always. We recently held our AGM and published our 2017 Annual Report. 

This can be accessed online here: http://online.fliphtml5.com/yuuz/lfgn/#p=12 or you can email or we will post you out a copy if you contact Fran on 01316248970 or email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and we’ll see you in the New Year.

We have an array of exciting events coming up for families.

·         Autism Friendly Play Sessions – open to general public

Events for Tailor Ed Families ONLY

·         New Year Party

·         Behavioural Contracts Workgroup

To book in follow the links provided or phone Fran on 0131 624 8970.

Autism Friendly Play Session

Our regular autism friendly play sessions at Time Twisters will run on Wednesday December 20th from 4pm-6pm. Time Twisters is at Unit 5, Catalyst Park, 2B Bankhead Drive, Edinburgh EH11 4EJ. 

This is our last session of 2017.

These sessions are held to create a less busy play session for children and families who may find it difficult to access mainstream provisions.  These sessions are closed to the general public but siblings/friends are welcome to attend.

A member of Tailor Ed staff will be present at these sessions.

These sessions cost £5.25 per child (adults enter for free). For families who want to attend but need help with the cost, we have a small budget available for this. Please email contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk for a form.

Tailor Ed New Year Family Party

(You must have a referral to Tailor Ed to attend this party)

In the New Year we are holding our Annual Party at Time Twisters on the 26th of January at 4.45pm till 6.45pm. Time Twisters is located at 5, Catalyst Park, 2B Bankhead Dr, Edinburgh EH11 4EJ. 

We will be providing a buffet for the whole family and will be putting on games for the kids.

Please RSVP using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tailor-ed-annual-new-year-party-tickets-39649181770


Behavioural Contract Workgroup

Behavioural contracts are a tool to help parents and children come to agreements about what is fair for both parties where there are issues/tensions in daily life.  This might include things like house rules, agreements on chores and pocket money or making plans for the weekend.  They are suitable for older children and teenagers who are able to negotiate and articulate their views although may need support with this.  They will be most effective with those who can already accept some boundaries and often children who have found social stories useful in the past can find behavioural contracts particularly useful.  Our workgroup will guide parents through how to use this tool and introduce their child to it.

This workgroup will take place over two sessions at our office at 27 Maritime Lane EH6 6RZ on the 23/1/17 and 30/1/17 from 10am to 12pm. Attendance at both is compulsory to ensure that you get the most of the workgroup.

Please book in as soon as possible with Fran at contact@tailoredfoundation.co.uk as places are limited.

Co-op Community Fund

We are delighted to have been chosen to be one of the recipients of the Co-op’s Local Community Fund.

We are directly connected to three superb stores in the city; Shandwick Place, Hanover Street and WT Dunbar on Queensferry Rd.

You can now support us by shopping at your local Co-op too!

All you need to do is sign up to become a Co-op member at https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

For £1 you get shares in the Co-op and received 5% of your spend in-store back in credit.

When Members buy Co-op branded products and services, the Co-op will give 1% to a local cause. From now until October 2018, you can choose Tailor Ed to be your chosen charity. Your donations will allow us to put on more autism specific and inclusive events in the city.

If you’re already a Co-op member, use this link to make us your chosen charity…https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/12307/


Best wishes and have a happy holiday, 

The Tailor Ed Team


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