The Hub: Theatre 2

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

Hub 2

This year’s programme includes 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.

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. BSL interpreters will be working in this theatre on Saturday.

Friday 15th June 2018

10.20 – 10.40

An App for Creating Your Own or Personalising Ready-Made Social Stories, Patient Journeys, Visual Timetables or Independent Living Sequences

Jane Stroud, CEO of Acognia Ltd

10.45 – 11.05

New Approaches and Innovations – Working with Children and Adults

Dr Charles Parkes, Consultant Clinical Lead in Autism and Disability Services, and Cath Murray- Howard, Director of Business Development and Strategy, at The Disabilities Trust

11.10 – 11.30

Trauma, Autism and Resilience - Strategies to Overcome the Effect of Anxiety on the Brain

Angela Stanton-Greenwood, TCI Consultant to Cornell University, New York, USA

11.35 – 11.55

Autism Specific Emotional Regulation Strategies – Joined Up Approaches

Dr Nicky Greaves, Clinical Psychologist at Hillingdon Manor School, Part of Options Autism

12.00 – 12.20

Practical Skills Therapeutic Education - 'Focus, Grasp and Step'

Oliver Cheney, Principal of Glasshouse and Argent Colleges, Part of Ruskin Mill Trust

12.25 – 12.45

Medication, Education, Litigation...and Holidays!

Richard Crean, Partner at The Thomas Centre

12.50 – 13.10

Where Social Emotional and Mental Health Meet Autism and ADHD

Andrew Whitehouse, SEN Consultant at People First Education, in Partnership with TTS

13.15 – 13.35

Relational Responding - Improving Outcomes via the Social Environment

Dr Victoria Vallentine, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Therapies, and Elise Stephen, Principal Clinical Psychologist, at Lakeside, Part of accomplish

13.40 – 14.00

Supporting Learners Struggling to Make Age Appropriate Progress Using Dynamo Maths. A Transformative Approach!

Karima Esmail, Curriculum Director and Independent Consultant at Jelly James Publishing

14.05 - 14.25

Preparing Young People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions for Work

Terry Kelly, Head of School at LVS Hassocks

14.30 – 14.50

Onset Mental Health Challenges in Adolescence/Early Adulthood: Causes, Preventative Strategies and Support

Dr Margaret Wilson,  Autism Consultant at Consensus Support

14.55 - 15.15

Fundraising with Tree of Hope for Your Autistic Child’s Needs

Gill Gibb, Chief Executive Officer at Tree of Hope

15.20 – 15.40

Challenging Behaviours, Sensory Processing and Sleep Disorders; Mutual Improvement with Safespaces

Satveer Singh, Product Advisor at Safespaces

15.45 – 16.05

From Symbol Boards to iPads – Engagement, Literacy and Growth in Communication

Tina Voizey, Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox

16.10 – 16.30

Empowering Parents Through Early Intervention – A Different Model

Tracie Linehan, CEO, and, Bernadett Rankasz, Head of Outreach and Training, at BeyondAutism

16.35 - 16.55

My Life in My Hands - How People with Autism, their Parents and Carers are Using Multimedia and the RIX Wiki Software to Make their Voices Heard

Professor Andy Minnion, Director of the Rix Centre at the University of East London

Saturday 16th June 2018

10.20 – 10.40

Visual Supports - Sharing my Family's Journey

Clare Cusack, Director at Orkid Ideas

10.45 – 11.05

School Life Without Labels

Thomas Keaney, CEO and Schools’ Proprietor at TCES Group

11.10 – 11.30

Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is not for Autism - It's for SO much more!

Pauline Allen, Principal of The Sound and Learning Centre

11.35 – 11.55

Transition Into Adult Services – Sharing a Parent’s Perspective

Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care

12.00 – 12.20

Navigating the SEN Maze – Entitlement, Provision and the Appeals Process

Hayley Mason, Specialist SEN Solicitor and Melinda Nettleton, Principal Solicitor, at SEN Legal

12.25 – 12.45

Breaking Through the Sensory Barrier

Steven Michaëlis, CEO of SAS Centre

12.50 – 13.10

Widgit Online - Making Resources for the Home

Sue White, Education Manager at Widgit Software

13.15 – 13.35

Picking Your Battles – Strategies for Helping Children with Autism in Everyday Routines

Lesley Burton, Parent and Founder of SenseToys

13.40 – 14.00

How to Find the Right School...Then Secure a Place

Bernadette John, SEN Director at The Good Schools Guide

14.05 – 14.25

Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism

Phil Ogden, Senior Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions

14.30 – 14.50

Steps to Encourage Inclusion and Avoid Exclusion

Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

14.55 – 15.15

Securing an EHC Plan that Works for Your Child

Eleanor Wright, SOS!SEN Coordinator and Solicitor

15.20 – 15.40

Thriving Not Just Surviving

Claire Farmer, Headteacher, and Daniel Reeves, SENDCo, at Northease Manor School


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