The Hub: Theatre 2

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

Hub 2

Last year’s programme included 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.

Please note that the 2018 programme is yet to be announced but you can view last year’s programme by clicking below.

Friday 23rd June 2017

10.20 - 10.40

Female autism - Understanding adult autistic females and providing best therapeutic support

Dr Tiago Pinto, Clinical Psychologist and Head of Therapeutic Services at Milton Park, part of Tracscare

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

Gillian Denby, 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 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

16.35 - 16.55

The Motability Scheme and how National Dealer Group of the Year, Bristol Street Motors, can support with worry free motoring

Tracey Taylforth, Group Motability Manager at Vertu Motors PLC, and Chris Edwards, Motability Ambassador

Saturday 24th June 2017

10.20 - 10.40

Positive behavioural support in an autism specialist children's service

Helen Rees, Operations Director, and Sally Spillane, Clinical Lead at Orbis Education and Care

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

Elizabeth Mills, 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

15.50 - 16.10

Keeping your child safe with AngelSense: A unique child GPS tracking device and app for parents of children with special needs

Ami Ben-David, AngelSense UK Partner


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