The Hub: Theatre 2

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

This year’s programme includes presentations on subjects such as: Positive Behaviour Support: improving quality of life, health and wellbeing; AAC implementation in the real world; Autism and ADHD; Using symbols to support communication and more: where do I start?; The Safespace: challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disorders; An educational robot for improving the learning opportunities in children with autism; and Estate planning for parents of children with autism.

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.

TimeTitleSpeaker
9.50 – 10.10Understanding and improving sleep for autistic peopleJoe Booker, Autism Practitioner at Seashell Trust
10.20 - 10.40Practical sensory selfcare tipsSara McLaughlin, Sensory Trained Occupational Therapist, and Phillippa Jones, Sensory Trained Paediatric Occupational Therapist, at Manchester Occupational Therapy Services
10.50 - 11.10Positive Behaviour Support: improving quality of life, health and wellbeingAnna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager, and Luke Murphy, PBS Manager, at Home From Home Care
11.20 - 11.40There's a better way to help autistic and sensory needs students David McIntyre, CEO and Founder of Cubbie
11.50 - 12.10Agents for change, people leading the wayCiaran Bradley and Pete Connor, Great Communities Manager at MacIntyre
12.20 - 12.40Embracing the autistic voice – how we’re launching a new autism strategy at Outcomes First Group to empower individuals to flourishDr Freya Spicer-White, Head of Autism and Neurodiversity Practice at Outcomes First Group
12.50 - 13.10The Safespace: challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disordersAmanda Farrell, Senior Product Advisor at Safespaces
13.20 - 13.40A whole school approach to improving "Quality of Life" outcomes for students and familiesKiran Hingorani, CEO of Swalcliffe Park School, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire
13.50 - 14.10Using symbols to support communication and more: where do I start?Alice Langley, Training and Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox UK
14.20 - 14.40Using Widgit Online to reduce anxiety in school and home situationsSue White, Senior Education Specialist at Widgit Software
14.50 - 15.10Managing distressed behaviourAbbie Woodling, Education Rights Coordinator at the National Autistic Society
15.20 - 15.40An educational robot for improving the learning opportunities in children with autismDr Aida Nazarikhorram MD., Chief Operating Officer of LuxAI S.A.
TimeTitleSpeaker
10.20 - 10.40There's a better way to help autistic and sensory needs students David McIntyre, CEO and Founder of Cubbie
10.50 – 11.10Growing together: lessons I have learned from my autistic sonClare Cusack, Parent and Founder of Orkid Ideas
11.20 – 11.40An educational robot for improving the learning opportunities in children with autismDr Aida Nazarikhorram MD., Chief Operating Officer of LuxAI S.A.
11.50 – 12.10Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical waySteven Michaelis, CEO of SAS Centre
12.20 - 12.40Working to provide better employment support within jobcentres - a joint project between the National Autistic Society and The Department of Work and PensionsChristine Flintoft-Smith, Head of Autism Accreditation at the National Autistic Society
12.50 – 13.10Estate planning for parents of children with autismPhilip Ogden, Senior Estate Planning Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions
13.20 - 13.40A whole school approach to improving "Quality of Life" outcomes for students and familiesKiran Hingorani, CEO Swalcliffe Park School, Nr Banbury Oxfordshire
13.50 – 14.10Autism and ADHD: anxiety and anxious behaviour, and the implementation of sensory interventionsAndrew Whitehouse, SEN Consultant at People First Education in association with TTS
14.20 – 14.40Pupil voice - developing ways to gain pupils' perspectiveSarah Wilkinson, Deputy Head and SENDCo at West Kirby School and College
14.50 – 15.10Preventing and challenging exclusion Andy Cutting, School Exclusion Service Coordinator at the National Autistic Society
15.20 - 15.40Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical waySteven Michaelis, CEO of SAS Centre

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