Member Events

We are committed to offering our members more value, and as part of this commitment we are scheduling monthly events for our members, to support with a range of topics that we know are important to you.

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List of events

MakaChat Live! Use it, don't lose it!

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 5pm-6pm, Wednesday 8th February 2023 * Practise your conversation skills using Makaton, ask for advice, share your story. We'll pair you with another 2 members attending this event and have 3 rotations of people to chat to...

What is it like living with Autism?

* FREE. OPEN TO EVERYONE. 4pm - 5pm, Thursday 16th February 2023 * We are very excited to welcome a Makaton User with autism who is going to explain their experience of living with autism and what it feels like for them...

Singing Hands bedtime story session in aid of World Book Day

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday 1st March 2023 * Join Suzanne and Tracy of Singing Hands for some Makaton-signed bedtime stories in aid of World Book Day. Get in your PJs and snuggle up with your favourite teddy or toy...

Exploring Mental Health using Makaton

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 5pm - 6pm, Monday 20th March 2023 * How Makaton signs and symbols can be used to explore: feelings & emotions, what mental health actually is, emotional regulation, life events, unexpected change and loss. ...

Supporting adults using Makaton

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 2pm - 3pm, Monday 17th April 2023 * Top tips and practical solutions and examples of how you can use Makaton to support adults within independent living or in a home environment...

Makaton resource making: lets get started!

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Wednesday 24th May 2023 * Practical resource-making session with Makaton Ambassador Nicola Pike. Putting the resource together, and how to use it...

Singing Hands Pop Party

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday 21st June 2023 * Join Suzanne and Tracy of Singing Hands for an hour-long pop party. The session will feature a collection of favourite pop songs, signed in Makaton...

Using Makaton to support vocabulary learning

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 2pm - 3pm, Thursday 6th July 2023 * An overview of the research around using signs to support word learning, iconicity, how to use in classroom, how to use at home, why it works...

Safeguarding adults using the support of Makaton

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 2pm - 3pm, Monday 14th August 2023 * How to support communication with adult Makaton users, covering areas such as: complaints & compliments, feelings & emotions, staying safe at home, in the community, and online...

Accessible information in a communication friendly environment

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 5pm - 6pm, Thursday 14th September 2023 * Are you keen to understand how to make your environment more accessible using symbols? Let two Makaton Tutors from Derwen College take you on a tour of their Makaton-friendly world...

Using Makaton symbols to support early years reading

* FREE. MEMBERS ONLY. 5pm - 6pm, Thursday 2nd November 2023 * Hill Croft School has developed a reading approach to incorporate Makaton symbols to support with teaching early years reading skills. Learn how it can be applied in your setting...

Previous events

Recordings of previous events are available to Members (including free trial members) in the Makaton Library .