The Hub: Theatre 2

Learn new strategies and approaches for the home and classroom in The Hub: Theatre 2.

Hub 2

Hear presentations on subjects such as enabling learners to prepare for adulthood and employment; transition into adult services; autism and dyscalculia; how to improve learning ability in children with ASD; and tackling sensory and motor challenges.

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.

Friday 23rd June 2017

10.45 – 11.05

Work experience – The impact on learner outcomes

Sam Hewson, Head of Sixth Form at LVS Oxford

11.10 – 11.30

Making sense of self injury

Angela Stanton-Greenwood, TCI Consultant to Cornell University, New York, USA

11.35 – 11.55

Applied behaviour analysis: A flexible, individualised, and collaborative approach to support individuals with complex behavioural needs

Cormac Duffy BA MSc, Registered Manager at Beam ABA Services and published in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

12.00 – 12.20

The chew factor

Lorraine Young, Social Media and Marketing Manager at Chewigem, and Mum to an autistic teen

12.25 – 12.45

Supporting children - Transition and change

Wendy Usher, Author and Director of The Play Doctors

12.50 – 13.10

The importance of profiling the barriers to learning in people with autism

Alex Hurle, Project Lead for Autism Progress

13.15 – 13.35

Using Lego to develop language

Paula Woodhouse, Speech and Language Therapist at Witherslack Group

13.40 – 14.00

Food for thought: Managing risks associated with eating and drinking

Ruth Cramp, Senior Occupational Therapist, and Hayley Gazely, Speech and Language Therapist, at Options Autism

14.05 – 14.25

A holistic integrated approach to ensure successful personalised transitions

Iain Sim, Principal and Mrs Nicky Tolley, Head of Therapy and Additional Support Services at West Kirby School and College

14.30 – 14.50

Preventing disability discrimination in schools and making reasonable adjustments for children and young people on the autism spectrum

Abbie Woodling, Education Rights Service Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

14.55 – 15.15

Using practical skills to develop executive functioning for young adults with autism

Oliver Cheney, Principal of the Glasshouse College and Argent College, part of Ruskin Mill Trust

15.20 – 15.40

Transition planning for young people on the autism spectrum preparing to leave school

Rachel Babbidge, Transition Support Service Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

15.45 – 16.05

Living with autism and working with autism

Clifford Faulder, Director of Care at Sunfield

16.10 - 16.30

Supporting adults with Asperger syndrome: A holistic approach

Gurleen Manku, Employment Consultant and David Perkins, Director at AS Mentoring

Saturday 24th June 2017

10.50 – 11.10

Transition into adult services – Sharing a parent’s perspective

Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager of Home From Home Care

11.20 – 11.40

Improving sensory processing – A practical way forward

Steven Michaëlis, CEO at Sensory Activation Solutions

11.50 – 12.10

The chew factor

Lorraine Young, Social Media and Marketing Manager at Chewigem, and Mum to an autistic teen

12.20 – 12.40

Developing early language and communication skills: A Tobii Dynavox perspective

Emily Webb, Speech and Language Therapist/Community Manager at Tobii Dynavox

12.50 – 13.10

Same difference; A parent/student insight into a residential specialist college

Helen Pocknell, Teacher/Assessor at Derwen College

13.20 - 13.40

Parallel London 2017: How live experience; which celebrates diversity at scale can be a catalyst for positive change

Andrew Douglas, Founder of Parallel London

13.50 – 14.10

Overcoming barriers to inclusion

Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

14.20 – 14.40

Breathe: Simple and effective breathing techniques for those on the spectrum

Mandave Singh, The Healing Sikh

14.50 – 15.10

The importance of visuals at home

Laura Taylor, Speech and Language Therapist at Witherslack Group

15.20 – 15.40

EHCPs – Is the new system working?

Eleanor Wright, Coordinator and Solicitor at SOS!SEN


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