The Exceptional Families Project aims to continue delivering local information sharing sessions for parents and families across Scotland. If you are interested in being part of a presentation we’d love to hear about it but the main opportunity is to have space to discuss your experiences of the topic and have time with other parents.

These sessions will also be a forum for consultation on policy development, giving you the opportunity to express your views and ideas and by bringing these together with those of other parents we can present them to government at local and national level.

At our initial Exceptional Families project steering group meeting we identified areas of concern and interest for families and these were shared with all the parents who contacted the project. Everyone was invited to help us to prioritise these areas as part of our planning for the local information sessions.

Naturally, each family has different priorities depending on the age of their child and their personal circumstances. However, everyone agreed that family health and well being was important. We will use this as the main theme of our sessions looking particularly at the role that self-directed support can play in helping to maintain family well-being.

In the past two years as well as holding sessions in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we also visited Aberdeen, Inverness, Dunfermiline and Falkirk. We hope that we will be reaching parents in additional areas in 2019 and will keep you updated as to where and when things are happening through our newsletter.

You can contact our lead Claire Edwards to register your interest in any aspect of the Exceptional Families Project, including joining our newsletter mailing list: email her or text/call 07713355460