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Stand: A8
The ADHD Foundation, Neurodiversity Charity was set up in 2007 to improve the mental health outcomes, educational attainment, social inclusion and life chances of children and adults affected by ADHD through a range of training and therapies and is the largest provider of training for schools in the UK.
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Stand: E3
Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form are based in Derbyshire. We are close to the towns of Matlock, Belper and Wirksworth. We provide specialist education, therapy and care for children and young people aged 5 – 19 years. The children and young people we support have speech, language and communication needs. In addition some young people may have Aspergers Syndrome or an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
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Stand: B5
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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Stand: E4
The Autism Education Trust (AET) is a not for profit programme led by two national autism charities – the National Autistic Society and Ambitious about Autism. Established and supported by the Department for Education, the AET promotes and supports partnerships throughout the education system to improve educational access, experience and outcomes for children and young people with autism.
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Stand: A11
Autism Wellbeing are a dedicated professional team who draw upon our lived experience and the strengths neurodiversity brings to our social enterprise. We recognise that, just as each autistic individual is unique, so too are the relationships they have with their family and the people around them.
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Stand: B15
The Birtenshaw Group provides a range of care, education and therapeutic services for children and young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). We operate special schools (3-19) in Liverpool and Bolton and in Bolton, specialist college (16-25), children’s homes, children’s short breaks, adult supported living, enrichment day service for adults. Our aim is to transform lives and ensure that the people we support can lead independent and fulfilling lives.
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Stand: D12
Braincalm Sounds: proven, safe, effective brain calming and organising programme that uses complex therapeutic sounds, improves sensory processing, speech development, behaviour regulation and reduces anxiety. Fully personalised online courses for all ages and conditions, at home or in school. Personal support provided by The Braincalm Institute. Powered by SAS Centre.
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Stand: B3
Brain in Hand is a digital self-management support system for people who need help remembering things, making decisions, planning, or managing anxiety. It’s not condition-specific, but is often used by people who are autistic, who have learning difficulties, or who are managing mental health challenges. Combining human support and digital self-management technology, Brain in Hand helps people live more independently.
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Stand: B6
Providing specialist support to enhance the learning experience for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We provide a student-centred environment, coupled with a unique educational approach and individualised programmes of learning, where we aim to draw out the potential in each student and work alongside them to discover their strengths.
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Stand: C5
Cubbie – Personalised Sensory Regulation (PSR), is a new and better way to help autistic people and those with sensory needs. Cubbie is an easy-to-use, immersive personal space of sound and vision for students with sensory needs, driven by software and wheelchair friendly. In a Cubbie, students can be effectively regulated in 5, 10 or 15 minutes with a Sensory Sprint, preventing sensory overloads and enabling them to quickly return to their classrooms. Visit stand B0 to see Cubbie in action and learn how it’s benefiting the lives of autistic pupils from its creator, David McIntyre.

Click HERE to watch a short video of Cubbie’s story so far.

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Stand: B8
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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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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Stand: D9
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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Stand: E6
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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Stand: A9
The Lake District Calvert Trust is a fully accessible residential outdoor activity centre based on the picturesque shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. We encourage people with disabilities, including autism, to achieve their potential through the challenge of adventurous activities in an adaptive and nurturing environment.
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Stand: E7
Lifeways is the UK’s leading team of support professionals for adults with diverse and complex needs living fulfilling and independent lives in the community. We put the person at the heart of everything. And we do everything we can to help those with complex needs to lead independent, fulfilling and happy lives. We’re proud to be known for providing extraordinary support, and for celebrating the positivity, individuality, and ambition of each person.
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Stand: E11
QTrobot is an expressive social robot designed to support a variety of use-cases including education of children with autism and other special needs education and human-robot interaction research and teaching.
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Stand: B17
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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The M Word (Emotional Problem Solving) cic – bridging the gap between mental health (anxiety/low mood) and autism (ADHD and PDA) offering assessments, screening and bespoke therapy offered by ex‑CAMHS nurses. Also offering support with schools, EHCPs, tribunals and local authorities. We love working in partnership with our autistic families.
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Stand: D10
Manchester Occupational Therapy Services are a private Occupational Therapy practice for children based in Manchester. We provide bespoke Occupational Therapy sensory assessments and treatment packages both on an individual and school contract basis . We can provide these services in a variety of settings to suit our client’s needs.
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Stand: D5
Founded in 1962, we are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Our goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. Please join us or get involved or make a donation today. You’ll be helping some of the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.
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Stand: E13
We are a consultancy service in the Northwest of England that supports a variety of settings to meet the needs of children with autism and special educational needs. Our training is concentrated towards schools, parents, residential settings and many others. We currently offer block therapy and sensory needs online training.
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Stand: D7
Our specialist care, education and therapeutic services support children with complex needs and learning disabilities including autism and social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our approach increases the likelihood of positive outcomes by creating an environment for each individual to develop both personally and academically, preparing them for their transition to adulthood.
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Stand: D13
PACT is an intervention that supports connection, celebrates difference, and enhances communication. PACT is the only robustly evidenced intervention that enhances sustained social communication skills in autistic children. Parents and therapists work together to identify how a child prefers to interact or play using video recordings. PACT is suitable for children showing early signs of autism or children with a diagnosis of autism up to 11 years of age.
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Stand: B12
Founded in 1987, Ruskin Mill Trust’s Practical Skills Therapeutic Education research lead method has enabled children and young adults to overcome barriers to learning, become skilled, and return to their communities with greater independence. We offer both residential and day placements and admissions are accepted all year round.
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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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Stand: C8
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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Stand: C18
Hear from SEND experts in our FREE weekly podcast focusing on Special Educational Needs. The SENDcast from B Squared is a multi award winning podcast with over 80,000 downloads. It’s a great way to keep up to date with policy changes, share best practice and improve your knowledge around SEND.
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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: 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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Stand: D11
St John’s Catholic Specialist School is a specialist residential and day school supporting children aged 4‑19 who are deaf, hard of hearing or have complex sensory or communication challenges. We offer small class sizes, in house therapies and audiology, specialist teachers of the deaf and an autism‑friendly environment.
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Stand: C11
Swalcliffe Park is a specialist residential and day school for boys aged 11-19 who have needs arising from their autism spectrum conditions. Across the educational day and residential settings, the school emphasises the development of students’ communication, independence, self-management and personalised achievement. Education was judged as Outstanding (Ofsted January 2012).
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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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Stand: C6
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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Stand: C16
TomTag is a unique and versatile visual support system. It’s quick and easy to create individual visual schedules, timetables, checklists and reminders with our sturdy and colourful plastic tags, click‑in buttons and ready‑printed symbols. Robust and portable, it’s ideal for home or school and can be taken with you when you’re out and about.
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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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Stand: C7
Special Direct, as part of the TTS family, is full of exciting and inspiring resources to help children with special needs. We have an extensive range of resources to support children who have Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Speech and Language difficulties. We aim to consistently improve our range and have been busy building relationships with SEN professionals, so that we can offer resources that are practical, relevant, and useful to the people that matter.
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Stand: D6
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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Stand: E9
Widgit aids understanding and communication for people who find reading text difficult. Our software is used globally to create symbol-supported materials in-print, on-screen and online. Come and see our programs which can be used to create resources to support routine, emotions, behaviour and social interaction!
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