I CAN partners
Impetus Trust, the UK pioneer of venture philanthropy, and leading education charity The Sutton Trust, have chosen I CAN as one of the first three organisations to invest in as part of their joint Early Years Initiative.
The objective of the Impetus – Sutton Early Years Initiative, is to improve the life chances of disadvantaged young children and improve their readiness for school. Three charities have been selected for investment under the Early Years Initiative for their evidence-based work with disadvantaged children and their parents. I CAN's Early Talk programme, which will train and support practitioners and parents in early language development has been chosen because it encourages early years settings to provide effective early intervention for children with speech and language difficulties.
Find out more from Impetus.
Every Disabled Child Matters
I CAN urges all our supporters to sign up to support the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign (EDCM).
I CAN has been supporting EDCM since it launched in September 2006. Like EDCM, we want all disabled children and their families to have the right to the services and support they need to live ordinary lives.
28,000 people, including disabled children and young people, parents, professionals, disabled adults, and others working in the field, have already signed up to support the campaign. But the campaign needs this level of support to keep growing.
Campaigning by EDCM, its partners and individual supporters has already put enough pressure on government to release an additional £430 million for services for disabled children and their families, alongside a programme of change that will start to transform lives. We need even more people to sign up to EDCM to keep the pressure on government to deliver and go further.
Please sign up using the form on the EDCM website now: www.edcm.org.uk and ask everyone you know to do the same. If you keep the box on the sign-up form ticked, EDCM will send you updates about what you can do to help make change happen.
The Communication Trust
The Trust aims to raise awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support all children's communication needs.
Campaign for Learning
At Campaign for Learning we are working for a society in which everyone has the right to learn, everyone understands and values learning, and everyone has chances to learn throughout their lives.
Communication Forum Scotland
The Communication Forum Scotland (CFS) is an informal alliance of organisations with a primary interest in promoting and/or providing for the needs of people of any age who have communication support needs (CSN). It was established in 2005 and is currently comprised of 13 organisations.
Talk for Scotland
Talk for Scotland is a practical toolkit for decision-makers and service providers. It offers key advice on how to engage with people who have a variety of communication support needs.
This useful resource has been produced by Communication Forum Scotland and is available free online at www.communicationforumscotland.org.uk
I CAN, as a member of Communication Forum Scotland, is proud to be involved in promoting the use of this practical resource for engaging with people of all ages who have communication support needs. I CAN has produced guidance for the toolkit on engaging with children and young people who have communication support needs.
Talk for Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government as part of the Civic Participation Network project.
TreeHouse is the national charity for autism education. We believe that education is key to transforming the lives of children and young people with autism, and the lives of their families. TreeHouse runs a special school for children and young people with autism; provides information and training for parents and professionals; commissions research and campaigns for change. Our vision is that children and young people with autism achieve their potential and live the life they choose.
TreeHouse's multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals undertake bespoke training and consultancy on autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
Our team provide support to individuals and groups working across a range of settings - from teams of teachers and support staff within a school, to play scheme and activity club staff and individuals providing respite care.
TreeHouse also offers a programme of one-day courses at The Pears National Centre for Autism Education in North London, several of which are suitable for parents and carers of children and young people with autism. To find out more about TreeHouse Training and Consultancy, or to book a course visit:
0208 815 5148