Who Is North East CANN?
‘CANN’ stands for ‘Children Additional Needs Network’.
North East CANN is formed of third sector, voluntary community and statutory organisations working with families and carers with children and young people with additional needs, in North East England.
It has been established so that Member Organisations can share best practice, resources, ideas and opportunities, in order to improve access to information, training and support for families and carers across the North East area and the region, and to help to create a more efficient and effective ‘market place’ to the benefit of all users of our services, and the organisations involved.
The aim of this website is to share those good practices and resources with the families who need them!
North East CANN Locations
FIND FUN ACTIVITIES
Enjoy new experiences and meet other families on fun days out.
Learn about available courses and get support whether you are a parents/carers or a professional.
Find out where you can hire equipment.
Some Upcoming Events
On Friday 1 December, join us as we come together for the return of our Great Christmas Bake Off! Part of our #WhatChristmasMeansToMe campaign, this year’s event is following in the hoofprints of Rudolph, and going down in history. Think you’ve got what it takes to be Star Baker? Why not get everyone round the table to share the cakey goodness, all in the name of supporting autistic people throughout the North East. Do you have a tried and trusted recipe you can bake with your eyes closed? Have you found a new recipe that’s going to blow your competition away? Maybe you know a shop that sells really nice bakes you could bring along instead? Whether you bake it or fake it, you’ll know that you’re making a difference. To take part in our Great Christmas Bake Off, why not encourage as many people as possible to bring in a bake and then ask for a donation for people to take a slice away. This could be a cash donation on the day, or you could set up a JustGiving page to allow people to donate online – especially handy for those people who conveniently forget their wallets on the day! If […]
Great Christmas Bake Off
For parent/carers of children who are on the diagnostic pathway or post diagnosis of autism. Children must be living in Newcastle. Supporting Your Child Workshop These sessions will cover: worries and action planning common misconceptions differences in autistic children practical strategies to use in everyday life These sessions will run 10-12 and must be pre-booked. We have the following dates available: Nunsmoor Centre, Studley Terrace, NE4 5AH 06/09, 04/10, 01/11, 06/12 Galafield Centre, Newbiggin Ln, NE5 1LZ 13/09, 11/10, 08/11, 13/12 Byker Sands, 19 Raby Cross, Byker, NE6 2FF 20/09, 18/10, 15/11 Fawdon Childrens Centre, Cairns Way, NE3 2SN 27/09, 25/10, 22/11
Newcastle Autism Support Hub
Places are limited and must be pre-booked. Rebecca.Welch@ne-as.org.uk 0191 410 9974 Parents/carers only. You only need to attend one date for each course, they are repeat sessions.
Supporting the emotional wellbeing of autistic children
Do you work with children with a vision impairment aged 0-4, including those with complex needs? Join our webinar on Thursday 14 December 4-5pm, to hear how Guide Dogs’ Children and Young Peoples team are supporting children with a vision impairment and their families with early years development through Guide Dogs My Time to Play sessions. Guide Dogs My Time to Play sessions are fun and supportive small group sessions that help children aged 0-4 to develop the practical skills and confidence to explore their world through play. The sessions are delivered free of charge by our Habilitation Specialists and focus on five key areas of development: concept development, sensory skills, fine and gross motor skills, self-help / first steps to independence and communication skills. The webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from those involved in delivering sessions, a Habilitation Specialist who leads the session, and feedback from parents who have attended. So, you can understand how Guide Dogs My Time to Play might support the children and families you work with and ask any questions you may have. We are also keen to work in partnership with organisations, if you support a group of children with a […]