*** UPDATE 28 February 2018 ***
SMIRA’s Committee has been monitoring the weather situation throughout the country and looked hard at the forecast for the next few days. It is with extreme reluctance that the decision has been made to cancel Saturday’s Conference on safety grounds. We do hope you all understand. We hope to re-plan for a later date and will issue more information shortly.
The Conference is now fully booked for this year.
If you already have a booking please see below for details:
The Conference will be held at our usual venue of St James the Greater Church Hall, St James Terrace, London Road, Leicester, LE2 1NA, on Saturday 3rd March 2018, from 10.00am to 4.00pm *** this date cancelled due to weather forecast – please see here for updates ***
The venue is just a short walk from Leicester Railway Station and close to De Montfort Hall and Victoria Park, where parking is available at reasonable cost.
Our main speaker this year will be Anna Biavati-Smith, who is a Speech & Language Therapist and member of the RCSLT’s Clinical Excellence Network for Selective Mutism. Her presentation will be centred on techniques to help lower anxiety.
Also presenting will be parent and Primary School Teacher Claire Neal. Time for discussion and socialising with other parents and professionals will be built into the agenda, which will be available nearer the time.
We regret that we are unable this year to offer any childcare facilities. However, well-behaved children are welcome to sit with their parents in the meeting room, but must be booked in and paid for as for adults, as they will be taking up an adult space.
A buffet lunch and refreshments will be served during the day and includes vegetarian options, although anyone with special dietary requirements is welcome to bring their own packed lunch.
If you need to stay overnight in the Leicester area, our recommended hotels for this venue are the Premier Inn, Leicester City Centre, and the Ibis Hotel, St Georges Way, Leicester. Both are close to the Railway Station and early booking is recommended. We will be happy to supply details of other accommodation on request.
SMIRA does subsidise these meetings to some extent but we ask that you pay an amount of £24 per head by way of donation, which will enable us to claim Gift Aid where appropriate.
Full details of the meeting, directions etc. will be sent out to participants approximately two weeks before the meeting.
Further information and booking form
* * PLEASE NOTE THE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR 2018 * *
Gift Aid forms are available here.
Download Gift Aid form as a PDF
Card payments can be made via our Donate page or Contact Us for bank transfer details or other payment methods.
Please Contact Us if you require any further information.