THE HUB: THEATRE 2

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

Last year’s programme included presentations on subjects such as Trauma, Autism and Resilience – Strategies to Overcome the Effect of Anxiety on the Brain; Preparing Young People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions for Work; Challenging Behaviours, Sensory Processing and Sleep Disorders; How to Find the Right School…Then Secure a Place; Navigating the SEN Maze; and Onset Mental Health Challenges in Adolescence.

This year’s programme will be announced in March. In the meantime you can view the full 2018 programme by clicking on the date tabs below.

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
10.20 – 10.40Utilising Modern Technology in SEND Support Dani McNabb, Product Development at MADE
10.45 – 11.05Challenging Behaviours, Sensory Processing and Sleep Disorders; Mutual Improvement with SafespacesAmanda Farrell, Product Advisor at Safespaces
11.10 – 11.30Trauma, Autism and Resilience - Strategies to Overcome the Effect of Anxiety on the BrainAngela Stanton-Greenwood, TCI Consultant to Cornell University, New York, USA
11.35 – 11.55An Evidence Based Approach to Integrating Quality of Life Outcomes in Person Centred Planning Dr Andrew W. McAnespie, Clinical Lead and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Options Barton, Part of Options Autism
12.00 – 12.20Adaptability is Key to Success when Working with ASD Helen Dunn, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Integrated Treatment Services, in partnership with TTS
12.25 – 12.45Medication, Education, Litigation...and Holidays! Richard Crean, Partner at The Thomas Centre
12.50 – 13.10What Box? - Designing a Curriculum that is Functionally Fit For Purpose Iain Sim, Principal, and Nicky Tolley, Head of Therapy and Additional Support Services, at West Kirby School & College
13.15 – 13.35Preparing Young People with ASD for Work Sarah Sherwood, Director of SEN at LVS Oxford and LVS Hassocks
13.40 – 14.00Picking your Battles – Strategies for Helping Children with Autism in Everyday Routines Lesley Burton, Parent and Founder of SenseToys
14.05 – 14.25Developing Skills for Life and Work through a Total Communication Environment Dr Kirsten Jones, Vice Principal, and Karen Aston, Total Communication Coordinator, at Coleg Elidyr
14.30 – 14.50From Symbol Boards to iPads – Engagement, Literacy and Growth in Communication Tina Voizey, Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox
14.55 – 15.15Using Lego to Develop Language Gillian Denby, Speech and Language Therapist at the Witherslack Group
15.20 – 15.40Steps to Encourage Inclusion and Avoid Exclusion Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society
15.45 – 16.05Practical Skills Therapeutic Education - 'Focus, Grasp and Step' Oliver Cheney, Principal of Glasshouse and Argent Colleges, part of Ruskin Mill Trust
16.10 – 16.30Supporting Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Holistic ApproachGurleen Manku, Employment Consultant, and David Perkins, Director, at AS Mentoring
16.35 – 16.55The Three C’s: Connect, Calm, Communicate. Simple Drama Based Techniques for Home and the Class Room Tessa Morton and Jane Gurnett, Directors of Act for Autism
TimeTitleSpeaker
10.20 – 10.40Autism and Fostering Afshan Ahmed, Rainbow Fostering Services Director at 24 Seven Fostering Services
10.45 – 11.05Rights, Inclusion and Sexual Citizenship Gill Leno, PSHE Lead at Queen Alexandra College
11.10 – 11.30Chewing to Support SuccessLorraine Young, Brand Manager at Chewigem and Mum to Autistic Teen and Chewer
11.35 – 11.55Transition into Adult Services – Sharing a Parent’s Perspective Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care
12.00 – 12.20Securing an EHC Plan that Works for your ChildEleanor Wright, SOS!SEN Coordinator and Solicitor
12.25 – 12.45Breaking through the Sensory Barrier Steven Micha?lis,?CEO of SAS Centre
12.50 – 13.10The Importance of Visuals at Home Elizabeth Mills, Speech and Language Therapist at the Witherslack Group
13.15 – 13.35School Attendance and Refusal StrategiesAbbie Woodling, Education Rights Coordinator at The National Autistic Society
13.40 – 14.00Breathe: Simple and Effective Breathing Techniques for those on the SpectrumMandave Singh, The Healing Sikh
14.05 – 14.25Estate Planning for Parents of Children with AutismPhil Ogden, Senior Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions
14.30 – 14.50Steps to Encourage Inclusion and Avoid Exclusion Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

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