Supporting people with Cri du Chat Syndrome and their families

Family Weekend

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Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June 2013

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester

The CdC Support Group family met in Chester for the 2013 family weekend.

Over 25 families came together for a weekend of networking, shared experiences, learning and fun. As usual we had a great mix of first time families and those who have come before. Attendees went to sessions on how challenging behaviour develops, living options for adults, access to technology and a great session on dietary challenges called “Can’t eat, Won’t eat”

There are plenty of photos on our facebook page.


Friday 21st June

check in and conference registration from 2pm

7:00 – New family welcome, The Lounge Area

7:30 – 9:30 Buffet (Residents only), Prince of Wales Suite

If you are not staying at the hotel, but would like to attend the buffet please let us know.

Saturday 22nd June

9:15 – 10:00 Children’s Trip Registration and coaches The Lounge Area

Refreshments available

10:30 – 11:00 Welcome by Darren Ayres, Chairman, and AGM Prince of Wales Suite

11:10 – 12:00 Andy Fenwick, “How Challenging Behaviour Develops”

12:10 – 1:00 Workshops

  • Clinical Advisory Group Forum (General)
  • An overview of living options for adults

1:00 – 2:00 Buffet Lunch The Cathedral

2:15 – 3:00 Workshops

  • Clinical Advisory Group Forum (Transition and Adult)
  • Can’t eat, Won’t eat

3:00 - 3:15 Refreshment break

3:15 – 4:00 Workshops

  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Access to Technology

4:15 – 4:30 Conference feedback and close

Children to arrive back from trip.

Sunday 23rd June

There are no formal sessions on the Sunday but we usually meet for breakfast in the hotel.

Families are welcome to use the hotel facilities.


Parking is available on site. Charges may apply in the overflow car park.