Hear leading autism specialists explore popular topics and offer trusted advice in The Autism Matters Theatre.
Just some of this year’s highlights include Geoff Evans, Autism Trainer and Consultant, talking on recognising distress, meltdown and shutdown, and what you can do to help and avoid them happening; Joan Sherry, Team Manager of The Autism Team at Cheshire East Council, exploring practical classroom adaptations for autistic students; Jilly Davis, Training Facilitator at the PDA Society, examining helpful approaches for supporting your PDA child or young person; Dr Annie Clements, Founder and CEO of Autism & ADHD, discussing the relationship between autism and ADHD; and Amanda Hind, Autism and SEND Consultant, looking at how anxiety affects autistic students and the strategies to manage and reduce it .
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.
|9.50 - 10.20||Simple strategies for supporting PDA children and young people at school||Claire Truman, Education Consultant at Spectrum Space Education, Training and Consultancy|
|10.30 - 11.10||Masking and camouflaging – why do autistic girls mask at school and what impact does it have?||Sue Granger, Autism Advisor for Schools at West Berkshire Council|
|11.20 - 12.00||Is the autistic community benefitting from the potential of technology?||Dr Louise Morpeth, CEO of Brain in Hand|
|12.10 - 12.50||Practical classroom adaptations for autistic students||Joan Sherry, Team Manager of The Autism Team at Cheshire East Council|
|13.00 - 13.40||How does anxiety affect autistic students and strategies to manage and reduce it||Amanda Hind, Autism and SEND Consultant|
|13.50 - 14.30||What's sensory got to do with it? Understanding the link between sensory issues, anxiety and distressed behaviour||Laura Graham, Occupational Therapist and Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration|
|14.35 - 15.10||Engaging with autistic children who are struggling in or out of school||Tessa Morton and Jane Gurnett, Founders of Act for Autism|
|15.15 - 15.50||Creating positive environments at school to improve outcomes and quality of life for autistic students||Kiran Hingorani, CEO of Swalcliffe Park School|
|10.20 - 11.00||It’s not a tantrum: recognising distress, meltdown and shutdown and what you can do to help and avoid them happening||Geoff Evans, Autism Trainer and Consultant|
|11.10 - 11.50||Understanding your PDA child or young person – helpful approaches to supporting your PDA-er at home||Jilly Davis, Training Facilitator at the PDA Society|
|12.00 - 12.40||Sensory processing and distressed behaviour – why the two are interlinked and what you can do to help||Sarah Chierico, Occupational Therapist and Sensory Integration Practitioner at Changing Minds - Applied Psychological Services|
|12.50 - 13.30||Autism and ADHD||Dr Annie Clements, Founder and CEO of Autism & ADHD|
|13.40 - 14.20||Overcoming and living with mental health challenges and anxiety - practical advice from my personal journey||Richie Bow Grace, Managing Director of Awesometistic|
|14.30 - 15.10||Autism and eating disorders||Phil Wroe, Autism Lived Experience Advisor and Specialist Teacher at Squarepeg SEN|
|15.15 - 15.50||Problem solving with autistic young people through visual mapping||Lynn McCann, Autism Specialist Teacher, Trainer and Author at Reachout ASC|