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Thirty years of unlocking speech and language are being celeb-rated by AFASIC this year. It programme includes parents' conferences in York on November 13 and in Bristol on April 15. Workshops include: social communication skills, what next after school?; parent partnerships; dyspraxia and beyond. Details: Afasic, PO Box 2320, Hove BN3 6RS, telfax: 01273 381009; e-mail: carol.afasic @lingwoods. Legal advisers, education officers and special educational needs co-ordinators will receive expert guidance on assessment, appeals and the law at practical conferences organised by Jordans Publishing at the Copthorne Manchester, November 11, and Posthouse Regents Park, London W1, November 18. Speakers include Professor Ronald Davie, child psychologist and lay member of the Special Educational Needs Tribunal. Fee: pound;250 plus VAT; pound;150 SENCOs. Details: Conference department, Jordan Publishing Limited, FREEPOST (BS 8152), Bristol BS1 6BR, tel: 0117 918 1490.

Speech and language charity I CAN is running a dyspraxia seminar in February 2000 and a conference entitled "Focusing on secondary aged children with speech and language impairment" in March. Both will be at London venues. Details: I CAN Training Centre, 4 Dyer's Buildings, London EC1N 2QP, tel: 0870 010 7088.

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