The Hub: Theatre 2


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 – 10.40An 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 – 11.05Fulfilling Lives for People with Autism Natalie Macpherson, Development Director at MacIntyre
11.10 – 11.30Practical Skills Therapeutic Education - 'Focus, Grasp and Step' Constantine Courts, Director of Education at Ruskin Mill Trust
11.35 – 11.55Medication, Education, Litigation...and Holidays! Richard Crean, Partner at The Thomas Centre
12.00 – 12.20Challenging Behaviours, Sensory Processing and Sleep Disorders; Mutual Improvement with SafespacesTim Nash, Product Advisor at Safespaces
12.25 – 12.45How 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 – 13.10What 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 – 13.35Picking your Battles – Strategies for Helping Children with Autism in Everyday Routines Lesley Burton, Parent and Founder of SenseToys
13.40 – 14.00From Symbol Boards to iPads – Engagement, Literacy and Growth in Communication Tina Voizey, Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox
14.05 – 14.25Developing a Student Centred Approach Justine Sims, Head Teacher of Pontville School, part of the Witherslack Group
14.30 – 14.50Positive 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 – 15.15Steps to Encourage Inclusion and Avoid Exclusion Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society
15.20 – 15.40Individual Transition Pathways to Maximise Outcomes Joe Booker and Emma Houldcroft, Specialist Outreach Consultants at Seashell Trust
15.45 – 16.05Using Filmmaking as a Tool for Learning with SEN Students Into Film Ambassador
16.10 – 16.30Using the Checklist for Autism-Friendly Environments Stephen Simpson, Autism Pathway Lead Practitioner at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
10.20 – 10.40Autism and Fostering Afshan Ahmed, Rainbow Fostering Services Director at 24 Seven Fostering Services
10.45 – 11.05What I’ve Learned from Parents! Common Factors which have led to Successes for Parents of Autistic Children Jeff Hughes, Registered Practitioner Psychologist at / Lucem Assessment
11.10 – 11.30Navigating the SEN Maze – Entitlement, Provision and the Appeals Process Hayley Mason, Specialist SEN Solicitor and Melinda Nettleton, Principal Solicitor, at SEN Legal
11.35 – 11.55Transition into Adult Services – Sharing a Parent’s Perspective Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care
12.25 – 12.45Securing an EHC Plan that Works for your ChildEleanor Wright, SOS!SEN Coordinator and Solicitor
12.50 – 13.10Developing a Student Centred Approach Justine Sims, Head Teacher of Pontville School, part of the Witherslack Group
13.15 – 13.35Breaking through the Sensory Barrier Steven Micha?lis,?CEO of SAS Centre
13.40 – 14.00School Attendance and Refusal StrategiesCarla Manini Rowden, Education Rights Manager at The National Autistic Society
14.05 – 14.25Estate Planning for Parents of Children with AutismPhil Ogden, Senior Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions
14.30 – 14.50The Importance of Creativity with Autism Emily Haddock, Head teacher, and Dean Di Sora, Creative Lead at ROC Northwest
14.55 – 15.15Salford Action for Autism: How we Set Up a Parent Support Group and the Difference we have MadeLouise Harrison, Teaching Assistant, and Kay Jones, Area SENCO, and parents of children with autism

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