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: challenging behaviours, sensory processing, and sleep disorders; finding the right school; school inclusion and reintegration; Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of life; estate planning for parents of children with autism; autism and interpersonal effectiveness skills; and creating an individual approach to the curriculum that works.

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 – 10.10The new AET progression framework Sarah Broadhurst, Director at Autism Education Trust and Suzanne Farrell, Education Consultant at Autism Associates
10.15 – 10.35Using Widgit Online to support challenging behaviour at home and in school Sue White, Senior Educational Specialist at Widgit Software
10.40 – 11.00ActiVise What’s Next!: An autism friendly app providing certainty of your next step in any setting Jane Stroud, CEO of Acognia
11.05 – 11.25Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of lifeAnna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care
11.30 – 11.50Autism and interpersonal effectiveness skills Dr Freya Spicer-White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Outcomes First Group
11.55 – 12.15Challenging behaviours, sensory processing, and sleep disorders Sharon Baillie, Product Advisor at Safespaces
12.20 - 12.40A can-do attitude
David Robinson, An Adult on the Spectrum Supported by Lifeways Group
12.45 – 13.05Moving from paper based to electronic AAC Keira Fewtrell, Assistive Technology Specialist at Smartbox Assistive Technology
13.10 – 13.30Enabling not disabling - an ambitious approach to the curriculum  Sarah Wilkinson, Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo, and Liz Wynne, Assistant Headteacher at West Kirby School and College
13.35 – 13.55School inclusion and reintegrationRachelle Russell, Director of Education at MacIntyre
14.00 – 14.20Crafting connection – transforming material, transforming self Graeme Cheyne, Director of Marketing and Admissions at Ruskin Mill Trust
14.25 – 14.45Finding the right school: A journey of discovery, despair and hope Christopher Beck, Student, and Natalie Mills, Occupational Therapist, at Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form
14.50 – 15.10A longitudinal case study to demonstrate real life outcomes through the use of intensive interactionWendy Sparling, principal of Oliver House School, Priory Group
15.15 – 15.35Preventing and challenging exclusionAndy Cutting, School Exclusion Service Coordinator at the NAS
TimeTitleSpeaker
10.20 - 10.40Using Widgit Online to support challenging behaviour at home and in school Sue White, Senior Educational Specialist at Widgit Software
10.50 – 11.10What has the world of autism got to offer? Quite a lot actuallyAndrew Whitehouse, SEND Consultant at People First Education with support from TTS
11.20 – 11.40Promoting better sleep Joe Booker, Autism Practitioner in Outreach Services at Seashell Trust
11.50 – 12.10Mental capacity. Focus; sexual activity decisionsKate Adams, Independent School Nurse at St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf
12.20 – 12.40Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical way Steven Michaëlis, CEO of SAS Centre
12.50 – 13.10Best fit? Right fit? Creating an individual approach to the curriculum that worksSarah Wilkinson, Assistant Headteacher and SENCo at West Kirby School and College
13.50 – 14.10Anxiety, sticky thoughts and unhelpful feelings: Tom's story Clare Cusack, Parent and co-founder of Orkid Ideas
14.20 – 14.40Estate planning for parents of children with autism Philip Ogden, Senior Estate Planning Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions
14.50 – 15.10Effective communication between home and school and avoiding disputesCarla Manini Rowden, Head of Casework Services at NAS

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