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||An App for Creating your Own or Personalising Ready-Made Social Stories, Patient Journeys, Visual Timetables or Independent Living Sequences||Jane Stroud, CEO, Acognia Ltd|
|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'||Constantine 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||Positive Behaviour Support - A Story of Success in Reducing Restrictive Practices in Forensic Settings for People with Autism?||Laura Higgins, ASC Service Manager at St Mary’s Hospital, part of St George Healthcare Group|
|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 Learning with SEN Students||Into Film Ambassador|
|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|
|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|
|12.25 – 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 Micha?lis,?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 Dean 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|