Technology day to help parents and carers of children with special needs (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Technology day to help Trafford parents and carers of children with special needs
3:07pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
TRAFFORD Council is hosting a free information technology day for the parents and carers of Trafford’s children with special needs on Tuesday, March 19.
The event is at Sale West Development Centre (behind Manor High School), on Manor Avenue, between 10am and 2pm (lunch will be provided).
Designed to help parents and carers understand how computers, phones, tablets, apps, Facebook and Twitter can benefit their children, the day will also help them brush up their individual technology skills.
There will be guest speakers and demonstrations of the latest technology available for children, throughout the day.
Executive councillor Linda Blackburn said: “While technology is exciting and provides wonderful opportunities for children, it is important parents and carers are comfortable and confident that their own understanding is sufficient. Technology is such a rapidly changing, developing world it can sometimes seem quite bewildering.
“I’d encourage any Trafford parent or carer of a child with special needs keen to get to grips with the basics to come along. It really doesn’t matter if they’ve never visited a website or sent an e-mail before, there will be plenty of opportunity to learn. Equally, parents and carers who already use technology themselves will be able to learn more about the latest developments that could benefit their child and themselves.”
Places on the event are limited so Trafford parents and carers are urged to contact Nicola Montes by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 912 3150 as soon as possible to book their space or for more information.