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Meet the parents
By Val Williams and Rachel Mason
* The parents represented in this article wanted to get away from the continual round of information and discussion about their children. How can they be included in service discussions, without this taking over their own identity?
* How can we ensure that we work with parents, rather than set them up as adversaries?
* Are there any opportunities for parents of youngsters with learning difficulties in your area to re-charge their batteries, and to focus on themselves as people?
GUIDE TIME FOR DISCUSSION: 1 hour