Learn new strategies and approaches for the home and classroom in The Hub: Theatre 2.
This year’s programme includes presentations on subjects such as practical ways to tackle sensory challenges; estate planning for parents of children with autism; supporting adults with Asperger syndrome: a holistic approach; improving communication and engagement through an app; preventing and managing distressed behaviour at school; reducing parental stress and increasing resilience; and developing independence in the classroom or at home.
The Hub: Theatre 2 has a seating capacity of 80 and sound is relayed to the audience through wireless headsets to reduce noise levels in the hall.
Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive as early as possible before the session you wish to attend to save disappointment.
|10.20 - 10.40||The challenges of working with autism in 2019||Debbie Austin, Specialist Autism Trainer and Mental Health Practitioner at Autism East Midlands
|10.45 – 11.05||Challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disorders; mutual improvement with Safespaces||Sharon Baillie, Product Advisor for Safespaces|
|11.10 – 11.30||Developing independence in the classroom or at home||Rebecca Hadley, Assistant Head of Service and SEN Specialist Leader of Education at the North Star Inclusion Advisory Team, in partnership with TTS|
|11.35 – 11.55||Positive paths to positive behaviour||Dr Andrew W. McAnespie B.Sc. (Hons), PgDip, ClinPsyD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Clinical Lead and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Options Autism|
|12.00 – 12.20||Assistive technology to support autism: a parents perspective||Bryn Morgan, UK Sales Manager at Abilia|
|12.25 – 12.45||The importance of developing self-awareness for autistic individuals||Sue Hatton, Autism Advisor for accomplish and John Simpson, Inspirational Autism Training and autistic individual|
|12.50 – 13.10||Behaviour and communication: How to use positive behavioural supports to facilitate communication||Tina Voizey, Education Manager and Alice Langley, Speech and Language Therapist, at Tobii Dynavox|
|13.15 – 13.35||Reducing challenging behaviour using positive behavioural support||Sarah Russell, Head of Education at Ty Bronllys, and Matthew Dobbs, Positive Behaviour Specialist, at Orbis Education and Care|
|13.40 – 14.00||Reducing parental stress and increasing resilience||Rhian Thorne, Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst at Skybound Therapies|
|14.05 – 14.25||Supporting emotional regulation with children and adolescents||Natalie Mills, Occupational Therapist and Kate Ratcliffe, Speech and Language Therapist, at Alderwasley Hall School|
|14.30 – 14.50||Preventing and managing distressed behaviour at school||Abbie Woodling, Education Rights Coordinator at the National Autistic Society|
|14.55 – 15.15||Autism and the senses||Lorraine Young, Community and Brand Manager at Chewigem|
|15.20 – 15.40||Improving communication and engagement through an app||Chris Moss, UK Sales and Marketing Director of Piota Apps|
|15.45 – 16.05||Preventing and challenging exclusion||Andy Cutting, School Exclusion Coordinator at the National Autistic Society|
|16.10 – 16.30||Autism and fostering||Afshan Ahmad, Director of Rainbow Fostering Services|
|10.20 – 10.40||Autism and restricted eating||Emma Griffiths, Autism Consultant at North West Autism and SEND Consultancy|
|10.45 – 11.05||The Mobility Scheme and how Bristol Street Motors can support you with worry free motoring||Tracey Taylforth , Group Motability Manager at Vertu Motors PLC|
|11.10 – 11.30||Dealing with the LA standard reasons not to issue an EHCP||Nigel Pugh, Managing Director at Education Advocacy UK|
|11.35 – 11.55||Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of life||Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care|
|12.00 – 12.20||Connection in communication and supporting positive behaviours: different communication methods that can help in connecting with people with ASD||Dr Vaughn Price, Principal Psychologist at Beechwood College|
|12.25 – 12.45||Autism and the senses||Lorraine Young, Community and Brand Manager at Chewigem|
|12.50 – 13.10||Practical ways to tackle sensory challenges||Steven Michaëlis, CEO of SAS Centre|
|13.15 – 13.35||Stress, anxiety and catastrophising||Lorraine MacAlister, Autism Training Consultant at the National Autistic Society|
|13.40 – 14.00||Building social stories||Dani McNabb, Product Development at My SEND App|
|14.05 – 14.25||Estate planning for parents of children with autism||Phil Ogden, Senior Estate Planning Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions|
|14.30 – 14.50||Autism Voices – how a film project empowered 12 young autistic people to share their autism for the first time||Tessa Morton and Jane Gurnett, Directors of Act for Autism|
|14.55 – 15.15||Supporting adults with Asperger syndrome: a holistic approach||Gurleen Manku, Employment Consultant and David Perkins, Director at AS Mentoring|
|15.20 - 15.40||Steps to avoid exclusion||Andy Cutting, School Exclusion Coordinator at the National Autistic Society|