The Hub: Theatre 2

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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: navigating the SEN system; challenging behaviour at home and in school; how to support learning for autistic pupils through effective quality first teaching; finding the right school; creating welcoming environments for autistic girls; estate planning for parents of children with autism; and preventing and challenging exclusion.

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.

TimeTitleSpeaker
9.50 – 10.10Autism should not be a barrier to home ownership Graeme Jackson, Head of Investment and Development at Advance Housing and Support
10.15 – 10.35
Supporting sensory processing in schools Lorraine Young, Community Manager at Chewigem
10.40 – 11.00Using Widgit Online to support challenging behaviour at home and in school Sue White, Senior Educational Specialist at Widgit Software
11.05 – 11.25Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of lifeAnna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care
11.30 – 11.50Executive function difficulties and its relationship to autism Rebecca Johnson and Olivia Alleyne, Assistant Psychologists, and Drew McAnespie, Clinical Lead and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Outcomes First Group
11.55 – 12.15Challenging behaviours, sensory processing, and sleep disorders Sharon Baillie, Product Advisor at Safespaces
13.10 – 13.30Moving from paper based to electronic AAC Neil Fitzgerald, Assistive Technology Specialist at Smartbox Assistive Technology
13.35 – 13.55How to support learning for autistic pupils through effective quality first teachingBeccie Hawes, Head of Service Cadmus Inclusive at Cadmus Family of Schools with support from TTS
14.00 – 14.20Crafting connection – transforming material, transforming self Graeme Cheyne, Director of Marketing and Admissions at Ruskin Mill Trust
14.25 – 14.45Creating welcoming environments for autistic girls Ian Thorsteinsson, Principal of Gretton School
14.50 – 15.10Finding the right school: A journey of discovery, despair and hope Christopher Beck, Student, and Natalie Mills, Occupational Therapist, at Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form
15.15 – 15.35Effective communication between home and school and avoiding disputesLiesal Batterham, Education Rights Coordinator at the NAS
TimeTitleSpeaker
10.20 – 10.40Using Widgit Online to support challenging behaviour at home and in school Sue White, Senior Educational Specialist at Widgit Software
10.50 – 11.10Supporting sensory processing in schools Lorraine Young, Community Manager at Chewigem
11.20 – 11.40Dealing with the LA standard reason not to issue an EHCPNigel Pugh, Managing Director at Education Advocacy UK
11.50 – 12.10One of the gang: Perception of a disability in mainstream schools Marc Lowther, Business Development Executive at Calvert Trust Exmoor
12.20 – 12.40Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical way Steven Michaëlis, CEO of SAS Centre
12.50 – 13.10Navigating the SEN system Hayley Mason, Specialist Solicitor at SEN Legal
13.20 – 13.40Adventures in CBT: A narrative-driven approach to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Vaughn Price, Principal Clinical Psychologist at Beechwood College
13.50 – 14.10Estate planning for parents of children with autism Philip Ogden, Senior Estate Planning Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions
14.20 – 14.40Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of lifeAnna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care
14.50 – 15.10Preventing and challenging exclusionAndy Cutting, School Exclusion Service Coordinator at the NAS

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