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Conferences JANUARY 30 SLIPPING OUT OF THE SYSTEM Organised by Forum for the Advancement of Educational Therapy and Therapeutic Teaching at St Alban's Centre, Baldwin's Gardens, Holborn, London EC1, 10am 1pm, for all interested in special educational needs. It will examine how careful collaborative work prevented a vulnerable two-year-old from slipping out of the system.

Admission: pound;10, pound;5 members payable at the door.

FAETT enquiries: 0181 998 4224.

FEBRUARY 4 PROMOTING POSITIVE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH AUTISM Organised by and held at Heathermount School, Devenish Road, Ascot, Berkshire.

Clinical psychologist, John Clements, will discuss the curriculum, relationships and well- being. Fee: pound;45. Details: Sal Grier, 01344 8755101.

EBRUARY 5 MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES FOR PRIMARY PUPILS Organised by the Bilingualism, Languages and Education Network at Connaught Hall, 36-45 Tavistock Square, London WC1. Topics include: developing grammatical awareness; and approaches to cognition and early learning of modern languages.

Fee: pound;68. Details: 0181 883 0237 (telfax).

FEBRUARY 6 ASPERGER'S, SEMANTIC, PRAGMATIC OR AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER? DOES MANAGEMENT DIFFER?

Organised by I CAN, the national charity for children with speech and language difficulties, at Westminster Central Hall, London SW1. Fee: pound;95.

Details: 01932 820470.

FEBRUARY 9 INCLUDING CARERS: PARTICIPATION IN LIFELONG LEARNING Organised by Lancashire College at Park Hall Hotel, Chorley, Lancashire, for workers in adult education, employers, trainers and interested professionals.

Speakers include: Professor Bob Fryer, National Advisory Group for Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning; and Andy Burgen and Donna Galway, Lancashire Adult Education Carers Project. Fee: pound;50, pound;25 (community and voluntary organisations). Details: Ann Bithell, 01257 276719.

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