19th September 2003 at 01:00
Participation - the view from here. Reality not rhetoric is the theme of Nasen's annual conference and resources fair on November 29-30 at Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Stone, Staffordshire.

Speakers include: Peter White, the BBC's disability affairs correspondent; and Candida Hunt, assistant director of Family Links UK. Workshops include: the tier system, and the role of agencies.

Fee: pound;249; pound;199 residential (day rates available).

Nasen, 45 Amber Business Village, Amber Close, Amington, Tamworth B77 4RP, tel: 01827 311500;

Nasen is also running the following courses:

In-service training regarding specific learning differences, The Holiday Inn, Oxford, October 18, for heads and Sencos. Fee: pound;145, pound;115 members.

Training for teaching assistantslearning support assistants, The De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton, October 8. Fee: pound;145, pound;115 members.

Beat, rhythm and rhyme - music for profound and multiple learning difficultiesspecific learning difficulties, The Moat House Hotel, St Albans, Hertfordshire. November 15.

Fee: pound;150, pound;120 members.

Nasen (see address above)

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