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.
|9.50 – 10.10||The new AET progression framework||Sarah Broadhurst, Director at Autism Education Trust and Suzanne Farrell, Education Consultant at Autism Associates|
|10.15 – 10.35||Using Widgit Online to support challenging behaviour at home and in school||Sue White, Senior Educational Specialist at Widgit Software|
|10.40 – 11.00||ActiVise What’s Next!: An autism friendly app providing certainty of your next step in any setting||Jane Stroud, CEO of Acognia|
|11.05 – 11.25||Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of life||Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care|
|11.30 – 11.50||Autism and interpersonal effectiveness skills||Dr Freya Spicer-White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Outcomes First Group|
|11.55 – 12.15||Challenging behaviours, sensory processing, and sleep disorders||Sharon Baillie, Product Advisor at Safespaces|
|12.20 - 12.40||A can-do attitude ||David Robinson, An Adult on the Spectrum Supported by Lifeways Group|
|12.45 – 13.05||Moving from paper based to electronic AAC||Keira Fewtrell, Assistive Technology Specialist at Smartbox Assistive Technology|
|13.10 – 13.30||Enabling 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 – 13.55||School inclusion and reintegration||Rachelle Russell, Director of Education at MacIntyre|
|14.00 – 14.20||Crafting connection – transforming material, transforming self||Graeme Cheyne, Director of Marketing and Admissions at Ruskin Mill Trust
|14.25 – 14.45||Finding 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 – 15.10||A longitudinal case study to demonstrate real life outcomes through the use of intensive interaction||Wendy Sparling, principal of Oliver House School, Priory Group|
|15.15 – 15.35||Preventing and challenging exclusion||Andy Cutting, School Exclusion Service Coordinator at the NAS|
|10.20 - 10.40||Using Widgit Online to support challenging behaviour at home and in school||Sue White, Senior Educational Specialist at Widgit Software|
|10.50 – 11.10||What has the world of autism got to offer? Quite a lot actually||Andrew Whitehouse, SEND Consultant at People First Education with support from TTS|
|11.20 – 11.40||Promoting better sleep||Joe Booker, Autism Practitioner in Outreach Services at Seashell Trust|
|11.50 – 12.10||Mental capacity. Focus; sexual activity decisions||Kate Adams, Independent School Nurse at St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf|
|12.20 – 12.40||Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical way||Steven Michaëlis, CEO of SAS Centre|
|12.50 – 13.10||Best fit? Right fit? Creating an individual approach to the curriculum that works||Sarah Wilkinson, Assistant Headteacher and SENCo at West Kirby School and College|
|13.50 – 14.10||Anxiety, sticky thoughts and unhelpful feelings: Tom's story||Clare Cusack, Parent and co-founder of Orkid Ideas|
|14.20 – 14.40||Estate planning for parents of children with autism||Philip Ogden, Senior Estate Planning Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions|
|14.50 – 15.10||Effective communication between home and school and avoiding disputes||Carla Manini Rowden, Head of Casework Services at NAS|