The Hub: Theatre 2

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

Hub 2

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.

Listening audience

Hear presentations on subjects such as enabling learners to prepare for adulthood and employment; transition into adult services; autism and dyscalculia; how to improve learning ability in children with ASD; and tackling sensory and motor challenges.

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.

We are currently finalising this year’s theatre programme. The full schedule will appear here next month. In the meantime, if you haven’t visited before, you can view last year’s programme below to gain a good impression of what the show has to offer.

Friday 17th June 2016

10.20 – 10.40

Using symbols to support people with an autism spectrum disorder

Amy Follows, Education Manager at Widgit Software

10.45 – 11.05

Autism and dyscalculia – a struggle with maths

Karima Esmail, Curriculum Director at Jelly James Publishing

11.10 – 11.30

Post 16 – launching lives

David Anthony, Head of Upper School, and Amy Lewis, Head of Outreach, ABA Practice and Development at Beyond Autism

11.35 – 11.55

Practical skills therapeutic education

Dan Alipaz, Director at Ruskin Mill Trust

12.00 – 12.20

Why don’t they behave? – understanding the implications of an intellectual disability

Annie Sutton (Mrs), Executive Principal of St Joseph’s Specialist School & College

12.25 – 12.45

Memory and multi-sensory learning for KS2/KS3

Susan O'Connor, Learning Support Co-ordinator & Author at TTS Group

12.50 – 13.10

Video modeling as a therapeutic intervention

Emma Whale-Martin, Speech and Language Therapist and Mel Campbell, Occupational Therapist at LVS Hassocks

13.15 – 13.35

Hearing the child’s voice

Wendy Usher, Author and Director of The Play Doctors

13.40 – 14.00

Gestures - moving ASD learners in the right direction: discover how gesture-activated stimuli engage ASD learners across the spectrum

Mark Gilbert, Customer Service Manager at OM Interactive and Jo Bridson, founder of Help With Autism

14.05 - 14.25

The importance of profiling the barriers to learning in people with autism

Dale Pickles, Project Lead for Autism Progress

14.30 – 14.50

Making the curriculum accessible and engaging with Clicker 7

Phil Hackett, Education Consultant at Crick Software

14.55 - 15.15

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Conditions in adulthood

Emma Woodhouse, Neurodevelopmental Specialist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

15.20 – 15.40

Developing a whole school ethos to support the inclusion of pupils with ASC

Nicole Whitelaw, Julie Gariazzo and Athina Tempriou, Senior Lecturers at University of East London

15.45 – 16.05

Employ Autism: from school to work

Dami Benbow, Participation Coordinator and Stephen Mason, myVoice Youth Consultant at Ambitious about Autism

16.10 – 16.30

Sharing tried and tested activity based curriculum solutions: enabling learners to prepare for adulthood and employment

Simon Lawrence, National Development Coordinator at ASDAN

16.35 - 16.55

Turning the triad on its head

Alan Bicknell, Director of Operations and Deputy CEO at Autism Anglia

Saturday 18th June 2016

10.20 – 10.40

How learning impacts life: how cognitive learning in the early years affects education, transition and adult life

Carolyn Palmer, Service Manager at United Response

10.45 – 11.05

Verbal behaviour/ ABA

Charlotte Slater, ABA Consultant at ABA Tutorship

11.10 – 11.30

Participants experiences of attending a cognitive stimulation based group programme

Holly Fenton, Occupational Therapist and Chelsey Coleman, Therapy Assistant at Hesley Group

11.35 – 11.55

Brain in Hand - personal technology to truly empower

David Fry, CEO of Brain in Hand

12.00 – 12.20

How to improve learning ability in children with ASD

Linda Scotson, Director of Advance

12.25 – 12.45

Autistic talents in IT projects

Viola Sommer, Project Manager at Auticon

12.50 – 13.10

Transition into adult services - sharing a parent's perspective

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

13.15 – 13.35

Tackling sensory and motor challenges, affecting the development of functional skills in children on the autistic spectrum

Mayuri Tokekar , Senior Occupational Therapist, MScOT, SI Practitioner at The Holmewood School, London

13.40 – 14.00

Sensory processing - the key to change?

Steven Michaëlis, CEO of Sensory Activation Solutions

14.05 – 14.25

Bridging the gap with an App

Chris Moss, Director of Sales and Marketing at Piota

14.30 – 14.50

Diagnostic process in the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism and DISCO framework

Laura Cockburn, Specialist Educational Psychologist and Manager of The Lorna Wing Centre for Autism at The National Autistic Society

14.55 – 15.15

Navigating the minefield – how statements SHOULD be converted into EHC Plans

Angela Jackman, Partner at Education Law Simpson Millar (formerly known as Maxwell Gillott)

15.20 - 15.40

Improving quality of life through greater understanding

Jane Harris, Director Of External Affairs & Social Change at The National Autistic Society

15.45 - 16.05

Autism and females

Allison Hope-West, Director of Autism at Priory Group


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