The Hub: Theatre 2

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

Hub 2

This year’s programme includes presentations on subjects such as School Attendance and Refusal Strategies; Developing a Student Centred Approach; Navigating the SEN Maze – Entitlement, Provision and the Appeals Process ; and Transition into Adult Services – Sharing a Parent’s Perspective.

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.

Friday 29th June 2018

Time
Title
Speaker
10.20 – 10.40

An App for Creating your Own or Personalising Ready-Made Social Stories, Patient Journeys, Visual Timetables or Independent Living Sequences

Jane Stroud, CEO of Acognia

10.45 – 11.05

Fulfilling Lives for People with Autism

Natalie MacPherson, Development Director at MacIntyre

11.10 – 11.30

Practical Skills Therapeutic Education - 'Focus, Grasp and Step'

Constantin Courts, Director of Education at Ruskin Mill Trust

11.35 – 11.55

Medication, Education, Litigation...and Holidays!

Richard Crean, Partner at The Thomas Centre

12.00 – 12.20

Challenging Behaviours, Sensory Processing and Sleep Disorders; Mutual Improvement with Safespaces

Tim Nash, Product Advisor at Safespaces

12.25 – 12.45

How to Get Effective Interventions in Place for Behaviour Issues: Understanding Functional Assessment for Schools

Kate Strutt, Director and Clinical Psychologist at Redstone PBS 

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

Picking Your Battles – Strategies for Helping Children with Autism in Everyday Routines

Lesley Burton, Parent and Founder of SenseToys

13.40 – 14.00

From Symbol Boards to iPads – Engagement, Literacy and Growth in Communication

Tina Voizey, Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox

14.05 – 14.25

Developing a Student Centred Approach

Justine Sims, Head Teacher of Pontville School, Part of the Witherslack Group

14.30 – 14.50

What I’ve Learned from Parents! Common Factors which have Led to Successes for Parents of Autistic Children 

Jeff Hughes, Registered Practitioner Psychologist at psychologist.uk / Lucem Assessment

14.55 – 15.15

Steps to Encourage Inclusion and Avoid Exclusion

Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

15.20 – 15.40

Individual Transition Pathways to Maximise Outcomes

Joe Booker and Emma Houldcroft, Specialist Outreach Consultants at Seashell Trust

15.45 – 16.05

Using Filmmaking as a Tool for Engaging with SEN Learners

Nuvvy Sibya, Project Co-ordinator at OnSide Warrington Youth Club

16.10 – 16.30

Using the Checklist for Autism-Friendly Environments

Stephen Simpson, Autism Pathway Lead Practitioner at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Saturday 30th June 2018

Time
Title
Speaker
10.20 – 10.40

Autism and Fostering

Afshan Ahmed, Rainbow Fostering Services Director at 24 Seven Fostering Services

10.45 – 11.05

What I’ve Learned from Parents! Common Factors which have Led to Successes for Parents of Autistic Children

Jeff Hughes, Registered Practitioner Psychologist at psychologist.uk / Lucem Assessment

11.10 – 11.30

Navigating the SEN Maze – Entitlement, Provision and the Appeals Process

Hayley Mason, Specialist SEN Solicitor and Melinda Nettleton, Principal Solicitor, at SEN Legal

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

Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing at Inscape House School

Emma Dewar, Head of Therapy and Additional Support, and Anne Price, Head Teacher at Inscape House School, Part of The Together Trust

12.25 – 12.45

Securing an EHC Plan that Works for Your Child

Eleanor Wright, SOS!SEN Coordinator and Solicitor

12.50 – 13.10

Developing a Student Centred Approach

Justine Sims, Head Teacher of Pontville School, Part of the Witherslack Group

13.15 – 13.35

Breaking Through the Sensory Barrier

Steven Michaëlis, CEO of SAS Centre

13.40 – 14.00

School Attendance and Refusal Strategies

Carla Manini Rowden, Education Rights Manager at The National Autistic Society

14.05 – 14.25

Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism

Phil Ogden, Senior Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions

14.30 – 14.50

The Importance of Creativity with Autism

Emily Haddock, Head Teacher, and Sean Di Sora, Creative Lead, at ROC Northwest

14.55 – 15.15

Salford Action for Autism: How We Set Up a Parent Support Group and the Difference We Have Made

Louise Harrison, Teaching Assistant, and Kay Jones, Area SENCO, and Parents of Children with Autism

15.20 - 15.40

From Symbol Boards to iPads – Engagement, Literacy and Growth in Communication

Tina Voizey, Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox

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