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Stand: D16

Acognia produces ActiVise and AVP Software for learners that benefit from personalised, repetitive and interactive learning. The question and answer or sequencing frameworks can be populated with text or pictures for any subject or ability from three years to adult learners; ideal for leaners with autism at home or school.

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Act for Autism

Stand: Connections Workshops

Act for Autism is a social enterprise, not for profit organisation set up by two passionate professionals and parents who have worked and lived with autistic individuals for over 20 years. Our joint experience as counsellors, actors, drama teachers, presenters and mothers gives us a breadth of experience which we use to help teachers, parents and other professionals.

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Aukids Magazine

Stand: B19

Aukids is an award-winning quarterly print magazine providing information, encouragement and support for parents of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Innovative, uplifting, and fun, we also aim to educate society at large that autism should be seen as a difference rather than a disability.

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Autism Eye

Stand: E4

Autism Eye, media partner of The Autism Show, offers in-depth, independent and useful information for parents and professionals.

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Stand: C5

Autismlinks is a website providing information and contacts which the users of autism services, their families, and their carers have found useful in dealing with the condition.

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B Squared

Stand: C18

Our Autism Progress tool can be used to support individuals on the autism spectrum. Find out about our new assessment frameworks developed in response to the Rochford Review and how our evidence management system Evisense makes it easy to capture and securely share photo/video evidence of learning, helping to increase parental engagement.

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Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies

Stand: Art Therapy Workshops

The Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (BCAT) is a registered charity which was set up in 1993 to provide an accessible arts therapies and more recently an arts in health service throughout the Midlands, the UK and extending to an international service. We assist children and adults who are experiencing mental health, behavioural or emotional issues.

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Cambian Group

Stand: D9

We are one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services for children and adults in the UK. Although our work embraces many specialist disciplines, it is united by a common purpose: to actively enable each and every one of the people in our care to achieve their personal best, however it is defined by them or for them.

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Communications Specialist College Doncaster

Stand: D10

Our individualised learning environment offers a unique approach to students that are deaf/hearing impaired and have specific communication and language needs. We cater for all abilities and learning styles, offering pathways to suit every ambition. Pathways include life, work and living, and encompass a choice of day or residential provision.

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Creative Care

Stand: E3

16 years of experience making soft safe spaces have given us a wealth of knowledge. We have used this together with my skills to come up with updated designs that we believe offers a whole host of new features and in addition take special needs products in a new stylish direction. Please compare our designs and prices!

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David Lewis

Stand: E6

David Lewis provides outstanding education, residential, medical and therapeutic support for people with learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism.

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Elysium Healthcare

Stand: C4

Elysium Healthcare is an independent provider of mental health, learning disability, Children and Education and neurological services in the UK. Elysium Children and Education provide specialist services for children and young people which include specialist education, residential children’s homes and inpatient CAMHS.

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Estate Planning Solutions

Stand: B17

Estate Planning Solutions offer you a specialist will-writing and estate planning service, tailored to meet your specific requirements and to achieve your individual objectives. We pride ourselves in taking a truly customer-orientated approach and offer you a wide range of estate planning services focussing on solutions rather than off-the-shelf products.

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Explore Your Senses

Stand: E5

Explore Your Senses are proud to supply sensory toys and equipment for babies, toddlers and children; hand-selected for those with special needs, including ADHD and Autism toys. We also have a range of kits which are suitable for early years developmental environments such as nurseries and pre-schools. Our fun kits, exploration bags and discovery tubs make the perfect addition to any sensory room

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Hesley Group

Stand: D7

Established in 1975, Hesley Group provides flexible, specialist residential services and schools. We aim to offer the best possible care, education and vocational opportunities for young people and adults, often with autism, who have a learning disability and complex needs with behaviour that may challenge.

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Home From Home Care

Stand: C3

Home From Home Care provides a range of specialist needs-led services for adults (17-64) with learning disabilities and complex support needs including Autism, Epilepsy, Severe Learning Disabilities, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Sensory Impairment and associated Health & Mental Health issues. Our approach comes from having been created by parents. Combining the family perspective with experienced professionals from social care, a dynamic service has evolved that strives to offer individuals with a learning disability better outcomes and wider horizons.

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Intensive Interactive Institute

Stand: E9

Intensive Interaction is an approach designed to help people at early levels of development, people who have autism, people who have severe, profound or complex learning difficulties. Intensive Interaction works on early interaction abilities - how to enjoy being with other people - to relate, interact, know, understand and practice communication routines.

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Into Film

Stand: C11

We support teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film. Our programme includes a network of extra-curricular film clubs, resources for use in clubs and in the classroom, training opportunities, a cinema-based film festival and our annual Awards. It has been designed to meet the needs of all four nations in the UK.

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Jumping Clay

Stand: Jumping Clay Workshops

At Jumping Clay we pride ourselves in providing kids workshops and activities for all abilities. We understand the importance of finding the right balance between assistance and independence to increase the sense of achievement and building your self-esteem as we go. Visit the Jumping Clay Workshops for your free guided sessions.

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Stand: C6

We provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, at more than 150 services across England and Wales. Our diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school and further education provision.

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MHC Social Care

Stand: D13

MHC Social Care provides support to individuals with learning disabilities, mental health issues, behaviours that challenge and autism spectrum disorders within residential settings in North Wales and the North West of England.

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Mike Ayres Design

Stand: B2

We design and create multi-sensory environments, sensory studios, soft play rooms and safe rooms for anyone with additional and special needs. The company offers a complete service, from beginning to completion and ongoing maintenance. We also manufacture switch access systems and have an extensive mail order catalogue of multi-sensory products.

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NAS Enterprise Opportunities

Stand: D2

Autisan Fudge is churned , packaged and produced by people with autism. Autisan fudge is part of a series of social enterprises managed by The NAS to give people with autism the opportunity to learn employment based skills.

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National Autistic Society

Stand: D5

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Our work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today.

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OM Interactive

Stand: A1

OMI is a leading UK developer and provider of motion activated interactive sensory systems, Their unique gesture controlled systems deliver multiple benefits for individuals with ASD. Used as controlled stimuli, it is encouraging learning through imitation, improving communication, increasing attention span, self-awareness, reducing stress and more.

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Stand: E11

The Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) was set up to bring autistic people, including scholars and activists, together with early career researchers and practitioners who work with autistic people. Our aim is to build a community network where those who wish to see more significant involvement of autistic people in autism research can share knowledge and expertise.

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Stand: B3

Piota designs high quality, affordable mobile apps to connect schools, parents and pupils. This enables better communications and engagement with parents, cost saving opportunities for schools, a new way to sample and evidence parental and student opinion, and projects a progressive image for your school or group. It's quick and simple to use. The Head can send news items to everyone. Teachers can send messages to specific year groups or classes. The school office can use it to send and process school trip forms. Parents can use it as a convenient reference source when out and about.

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Priory Group (Oliver House School)

Stand: C8

Oliver House School is a highly specialist school for children with autism, aged six to 19 years old. It is specially designed to support young people with high-functioning autism, as well as those with complex autism with significant learning difficulties. The school also has four associated children’s homes, offering 52 week residential care.

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psychologist.uk / Lucem Assessment

Stand: A13

Our team of experts uses extensive and varied skills and wide experience to help people of all ages, individuals, families, schools, colleges, universities, employers, advisors, agents, statutory and voluntary services, organisations and the Courts.

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Rainbow Fostering Services

Stand: C16

Our aim at Rainbow Fostering is to enable young people to thrive and achieve their goals. These are children seeking a loving home who have often not had the best start in life. Their behaviour can be challenging, but providing them with support and stability can enable them to flourish. To achieve this, we commit to providing our carers with outstanding support and training.

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Redstone PBS

Stand: D1

Behaviour solutions for organisations supporting or educating adults and children with autism, intellectual disabilities and other cognitive impairments. We also work directly with people and their families.

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ROC Northwest

Stand: D1a

ROC Northwest Ltd offers residential care, education and domiciliary care for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Learning, Physical Disabilities and complex needs with associated challenging behaviour and young people with SEBD.

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Ruskin Mill Trust

Stand: B12

Providing personalised programmes for over 25 years, Ruskin Mill Trust [RMT] is a diverse charitable organisation which operates a national network of quality services including education, care, training, advice and homes for people with complex learning and behavioural difficulties, from 7 years old to mature adults.

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Stand: E8

At Safespaces we supply custom-made safe rooms and sleep areas for use at home, in schools, and for respite care or holidays. Safespaces equipment is designed for adults and children who may be unsafe in an ordinary room or bed. Typically we supply products for people with special, sometimes very complex needs including autism, epilepsy and challenging behaviours.

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SAS Centre – Sensory Activation Solutions

Stand: D12

SAS offers easy to apply brain training programmes to improve sensory processing and speech development. Each affordable listening course is personalised around the abilities and needs of the client and can also strengthen attention, understanding, learning and physical & social skills. SAS supports A2ndVoice and other parent support groups.

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Seashell Trust

Stand: C7

We provide education and short breaks services to children and young people with complex learning and communication needs. Royal School Manchester (for students aged 2 - 19) and Royal College Manchester (for students aged 19 - 25) offer both residential and day places. Our facilities include sensory rooms, embedded therapist support and a swimming pool.

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SEN Books

Stand: C1

SEN Books is a specialist bookshop with books and materials for students, teachers and parents. We have lots of titles on dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, dyscalculia, DCD, Asperger Syndrome and Autism.

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SEN Legal

Stand: E7

SEN Legal are a national and highly successful specialist education legal practice with a reputation for helping to obtain special educational provisions for children and young people with special educational needs. With over 20 years’ experience in SEN Law (and a current success rate of 97%), we are able to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your son or daughter within a mainstream, specialist or independent school.

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SEN Magazine

Stand: C2

SEN Magazine is a glossy, full colour magazine published every two months and packed full of interesting and authoritative features, news and articles covering all issues to do with SEN and disability. It's essential reading for teachers, SENCOs, carers, parents, therapists and all practitioners in special needs.

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Stand: F1

Educational toys and sensory toys for autistic, SEN and early years children. If you need resources for children with special needs or autism, SenseToys offers a handpicked range of sensory and educational toys

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Sensory Box by Ego-podzone

Stand: D2a

We are happy to be exhibiting our Sensory Box sleeping pod at the Manchester Autism Show. Come and try it out. All our products are CE tested and come with up to 5 years warranty. We are the only company with the exclusive rights to sell the Sensory Box Worldwide. Hope to see you at the show.

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Smartbox Assistive Technology

Stand: A15

We create assistive technology solutions that help people with disabilities do things that everyone else takes for granted. The hardware and software we create is used by people all over the world. It can be split into four main areas: Communication aids; Environment control; Computer control; and Interactive Learning.

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Stand: EHCP Help Centre

We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN). We concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs.

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Stand: E10

SpaceKraft develop and manufacture a full range of sensory products that provide genuine solutions for carers and teachers who face the difficult challenges of special needs people. Drawing on the expertise of professionals working in the field, SpaceKraft has created an unrivalled range of sensory products that come with a built-in seal of approval from people like yourself, who have real experience of the demands made on sensory products in a Multi-Sensory Environment.

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St George Healthcare Group (All Saints)

Stand: B15

All Saints Hospital is a state of the art purpose built facility with 16 inpatient beds and four one bedroom flats specifically commissioned to meet the needs of Deaf people and individuals with complex communication difficulties. The services offers patient's rehabilitation in a Low Secure or Open rehabilitation environment within a comprehensive care pathway including individual hospital flats with support to achieve independence.

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The Thomas Centre

Stand: C17

Our established and well respected holiday park, set in 25 acres, is specifically designed for families, young people and adults affected by autism and related conditions. Families and groups from specialist schools, colleges, residential care and those in supported living have found our fantastic facilities provide the perfect holiday destination.

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Tobii Dynavox

Stand: E12

As the world leader in eye tracking and AAC, Tobii Dynavox provides innovative speech-generating devices, special education and literacy solutions, and alternative computer access methods. Our vision is a world where everyone, regardless of physical or cognitive ability, has a voice of their own, access to education and literacy, and control of everyday technology.

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Together Trust

Stand: A17

At the Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. We also provide specialist educational support through our schools and college. Please help to support us as together, we can make a real difference to real lives.

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Tough Furniture

Stand: E1

Tough Furniture is a specialised manufacturer of furniture designed to address the problems of the challenging areas of the care market and autism provision. We have been designing and manufacturing for these areas for 23 years and, as the name implies, it is quality-built to cope with careless and abusive treatment.

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United Response

Stand: A11

United Response is an award-winning, innovative national charity that specialises in supporting young people and adults with autism. For over 40 Years, we have empowered people with disabilities to increase their skills, live independently, access employment and live their life - their way.

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West Kirby School and College

Stand: D8

WKS is a day and residential specialist setting for young people with social communication difficulties and associated complex learning difficulties relating. The majority of pupils have a diagnosis within the Autism spectrum and access a range of educational, therapeutic and day services within the single setting.

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Witherslack Group

Stand: B6

The Witherslack Group is a leading provider of specialist education, care and therapy for young people with behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties, communication difficulties and complex learning needs, including autistic spectrum conditions and Asperger syndrome. The Group provides outstanding outcomes through its national network of schools and children's homes.

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Young Foundations

Stand: D13

Young Foundations, provide high quality residential and education services providing transition pathways for children aged 11-19 & young adults aged 16-25. Stafford Hall residential school (Halifax, Yorkshire) educates up to 12 children aged 11-19, with autism, complex learning difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, including emerging and diagnosed mental health conditions.

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