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 everything you wanted to know about SENDIST but were too afraid to ask; preventing and managing distressed behaviour at school; implementing preventative support to ensure a well-managed transition to adulthood; early identification of additional needs; Widgit Online – making resources for the classroom; and navigating the SEN Maze – your legal entitlements answered.
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||Untangling life with every step: an app designed with autism-friendly features||Jane Stroud, CEO, Acognia|
|10.45 – 11.05||Widgit Online - making resources for the classroom||Sue White, Education Manager at Widgit Software|
|11.10 – 11.30||Doing with, not for; enabling autistic people to succeed||Emma Houldcroft, Specialist Outreach Consultant at Seashell Trust|
|11.35 – 11.55||Early identification of additional needs||Sharon Davies, SEND Early Years Teacher, and Kate Gillespie, SEND Early Years Practitioner at SENDTAC in partnership with TTS|
|12.00 – 12.20||Supporting learners struggling to make age appropriate progress using Dynamo Maths. A transformative approach!||Karima Esmail, Curriculum Director and Independent Consultant at Jelly James Publishing|
|12.25 – 12.45||The new AET Progression Framework||Sarah Broadhurst, Director at Autism Education Trust, and Suzanne Farrell, Education Consultant at Autism Associates|
|12.50 – 13.10||Improving communication and engagement through an app||James Dickson, CEO of Piota Apps|
|13.15 – 13.35||Assistive technology to support autism: a parents perspective||Lydia Little, Parent & Regional Sales Manager for Abilia UK|
|13.40 – 14.00||Apple crumble: a therapeutic group for children with complex needs. Collaborative working across therapy and education||Jennifer Heath, Occupational Therapist and Lead Organisational Practitioner for Health and Therapy, and Emma Brassington Owens, Lead Speech and Language Therapist at Underley Garden School|
|14.05 – 14.25||Supporting emotional regulation with children and adolescents||Natalie Mills, Occupational Therapist and Kate Ratcliffe, Speech and Language Therapist, at Alderwasley Hall School|
|14.30 – 14.50||Challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disorders; mutual improvement with Safespaces||Sharon Baillie, Product Advisor for Safespaces|
|14.55 – 15.15||Virtual reality within special education||Glen Harrington, Head of Regional Sales at Inclusive Technology|
|15.20 – 15.40||Self-injurious behaviour - reasons and solutions||Kate Strutt, Director and Clinical Psychologist at Redstone PBS|
|15.45 – 16.05||Using filmmaking as a tool for engaging with SEN learners||Nuvvy Sibia, Buddy Up Project Coordinator at Warrington Youth Club|
|16.10 – 16.30||Practical Skills Therapeutic Education||Caroline Bell, Principal at Brantwood Specialist School, part of Ruskin Mill Trust|
|16.35 – 16.55||Positive parent, positive professional: getting the best out of health and education meetings||Debby Elley, Author and Co-Editor of AuKids magazine|
|10.20 - 10.40||Employability, PHSE and transition support to ensure a bright future||Angie Parratt, Employability and Work Based Learning Coordinator, and Jo Hall, Student Support Coordinator at David Lewis|
|10.45 – 11.05||Everything you wanted to know about SENDIST but were too afraid to ask||Iain Sim, Carpe Diem|
|11.10 – 11.30||Emotional well-being in vulnerable pupils with special educational needs (SEN)||Ann Bradbury, Headteacher, and Kate Adams, Independent School Nurse at St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf|
|11.35 – 11.55||Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of life||Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care|
|12.00 – 12.20||Navigating the SEN Maze – your legal entitlements answered||Nicole Lee, Solicitor at SEN Legal|
|12.25 – 12.45||Practical ways to tackle sensory challenges||Steven Michaëlis, CEO SAS Centre|
|12.50 – 13.10||Implementing preventative support to ensure a well-managed transition to adulthood||Rachel Babbidge, Transition Support Service at National Autistic Society|
|13.15 - 13.35||School inclusion and reintegration||Rachelle Russell, Director of Education at MacIntyre|
|13.40 – 14.00||Preventing and managing distressed behaviour at school||Carla Manini Rowden, Education Rights Manager at National Autistic Society|
|14.05 – 14.25||Estate planning for parents of children with autism||Paul Dodsworth, Managing Director at Estate Planning Solutions|
|14.30 – 14.50||Autism and fostering||Afshan Ahmad, Director at Rainbow Fostering Services|
|14.55 – 15.15||Autism and restricted eating||Emma Griffiths, Autism Consultant at North West Autism and SEND Consultancy|
|15.20 - 15.40||Employability, PHSE and transition support to ensure a bright future||Angie Parratt, Employability and Work Based Learning Coordinator, and Jo Hall, Student Support Coordinator at David Lewis|