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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.

FEBRUARY 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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