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 my child’s been diagnosed with ASD – what do we do now?; Widgit Online – making resources for the classroom; navigating the SEN Maze – your legal entitlement answered; making it irresistible – a guide to managing anxieties; estate planning for parents of children with autism; and quality of life curriculum: promoting independence for young people.
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 – 10.40||Untangling life with every step: an app designed with autism-friendly features||Jane Stroud, CEO of Acognia|
|10.45 – 11.05||Widgit Online - making resources for the classroom||Sue White, Education Manager at Widgit Software|
|11.10 – 11.30||Making it irresistible - a guide to managing anxieties||Andrew Whitehouse, SEN Consultant at People First Education in partnership with TTS|
|11.35 – 11.55||Good practice in Autism Education and the AET Young Persons Panel||Sarah Broadhurst, Director of Autism Education Trust and a member of the AET Young Persons Panel|
|12.00 – 12.20||What should education look like for adults with an Education, Health and Care Plan?||David Anthony, Head of Post-19 at BeyondAutism|
|12.25 – 12.45||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|
|12.50 – 13.10||The NICE guidelines in action: CBT intervention for teenagers with autism in a specialist school setting||Dr Nicky Greaves, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Options Autism|
|13.15 – 13.35||Assistive technology to support autism: a parents perspective||Sarah Lenox, Parent and Regional Sales Manager for Abilia UK|
|13.40 – 14.00||Behaviour and communication: how to use positive behavioural supports to facilitate communication||Tina Voizey, Education Manager and Alice Langley, Speech and Language Therapist at Tobii Dynavox|
|14.05 – 14.25||Rebound therapy for autism and special needs||Introduction by Sonia Lowde from Play Grade Trampolines, and presentation by Paul V Kaye from Rebound Therapy International (Rebound Therapy.org)|
|14.30 – 14.50||Social inclusion – no thanks||Dr Margaret Wilson, Autism Consultant at Consensus Support|
|14.55 – 15.15||Quality of life curriculum: promoting independence for young people||Robert Leigh, Vice Principal of Swalcliffe Park School|
|15.20 – 15.40||School life without labels||Thomas Keaney, CEO and Schools' Proprietor at TCES Group|
|15.45 – 16.05||Preventing and managing distressed behaviour at school||Liesel Batterham, Education Rights Coordinator at the National Autistic Society|
|16.10 – 16.30||Challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disorders; mutual improvement with Safespaces||Sue King, Business Development Director at Safespaces|
|10.20 – 10.40||Navigating the SEN Maze – your legal entitlement answered||Hayley Mason, Director and Senior Solicitor at SEN Legal|
|10.45 – 11.05||Accessible Makaton||Hannah Anderson, Development Manager and Makaton Tutor at The Makaton Charity|
|11.10 – 11.30||Fundraising for your child’s health needs||Lee Vallins, Deputy CEO of Tree of Hope|
|11.35 – 11.55||Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of life||Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care|
|12.00 – 12.20||Life isn't fair: helping children with autism cope with an imperfect world||Dr John McEachin, Co-founder and Director of Autism Partnership UK|
|12.25 – 12.45||Practical ways to tackle sensory challenges||Steven Michaëlis, CEO of SAS Centre|
|12.50 – 13.10||My child's been diagnosed with ASD - what do we do now?||Pauline Allen, Principal of The Sound Learning Centre|
|13.15 – 13.35||This school changed my life||Rory, Year 10 Student at Northease Manor School|
|13.40 – 14.00||Anxiety, sticky thoughts and unhelpful feelings: sharing our story||Clare Cusack, Parent and Co-founder of Orkid Ideas|
|14.05 – 14.25||Estate planning for parents of children with autism||John Heavens, Senior Estate Planning Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions|
|14.30 – 14.50||Schools troubleshooter: how to deal with issues with your child's school; know when to move elsewhere; and find a better alternative||Bernadette John, SEN Director at The Good Schools Guide|
|14.55 – 15.15||Autism Voices – how a film project empowered 12 young autistic people to share their autism for the first time||Tessa Morton and Jane Gurnett, Directors of Act for Autism|
|15.20 – 15.40||Meeting the needs of girls with autism||Ian Thorsteinsson, Principal of Gretton School|