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.
|10.20 – 10.40||Utilising Modern Technology in SEND Support||Dani McNabb, Product Development at MADE|
|10.45 – 11.05||Challenging Behaviours, Sensory Processing and Sleep Disorders; Mutual Improvement with Safespaces||Amanda Farrell, Product Advisor at Safespaces|
|11.10 – 11.30||Trauma, Autism and Resilience - Strategies to Overcome the Effect of Anxiety on the Brain||Angela Stanton-Greenwood, TCI Consultant to Cornell University, New York, USA|
|11.35 – 11.55||An 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 – 12.20||Adaptability 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 – 12.45||Medication, Education, Litigation...and Holidays!||Richard Crean, Partner at The Thomas Centre|
|12.50 – 13.10||What 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 – 13.35||Preparing Young People with ASD for Work||Sarah Sherwood, Director of SEN at LVS Oxford and LVS Hassocks|
|13.40 – 14.00||Picking your Battles – Strategies for Helping Children with Autism in Everyday Routines||Lesley Burton, Parent and Founder of SenseToys|
|14.05 – 14.25||Developing 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 – 14.50||From Symbol Boards to iPads – Engagement, Literacy and Growth in Communication||Tina Voizey, Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox|
|14.55 – 15.15||Using Lego to Develop Language||Gillian Denby, Speech and Language Therapist at the Witherslack Group|
|15.20 – 15.40||Steps to Encourage Inclusion and Avoid Exclusion||Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society|
|15.45 – 16.05||Practical Skills Therapeutic Education - 'Focus, Grasp and Step'||Oliver Cheney, Principal of Glasshouse and Argent Colleges, part of Ruskin Mill Trust|
|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 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|
|10.20 – 10.40||Autism and Fostering||Afshan Ahmed, Rainbow Fostering Services Director at 24 Seven Fostering Services|
|10.45 – 11.05||Rights, Inclusion and Sexual Citizenship||Gill Leno, PSHE Lead at Queen Alexandra College|
|11.10 – 11.30||Chewing to Support Success||Lorraine Young, Brand Manager at Chewigem and Mum to Autistic Teen and Chewer|
|11.35 – 11.55||Transition into Adult Services – Sharing a Parent’s Perspective||Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care|
|12.00 – 12.20||Securing an EHC Plan that Works for your Child||Eleanor Wright, SOS!SEN Coordinator and Solicitor|
|12.25 – 12.45||Breaking through the Sensory Barrier||Steven Micha?lis,?CEO of SAS Centre|
|12.50 – 13.10||The Importance of Visuals at Home||Elizabeth Mills, Speech and Language Therapist at the Witherslack Group|
|13.15 – 13.35||School Attendance and Refusal Strategies||Abbie Woodling, Education Rights Coordinator at The National Autistic Society|
|13.40 – 14.00||Breathe: Simple and Effective Breathing Techniques for those on the Spectrum||Mandave Singh, The Healing Sikh|
|14.05 – 14.25||Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism||Phil Ogden, Senior Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions|
|14.30 – 14.50||Steps to Encourage Inclusion and Avoid Exclusion||Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society|