One to One Clinics
Access specialist clinicians, therapists and solicitors offering one to one clinics on subjects ranging from challenging behaviour to legal advice on special educational needs.
All sessions can only be booked on your day of attendance. Due to demand sessions are restricted to one per ticket per day and are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Clinic 1: Managing Challenging Behaviour
ABC is Dimensions’ specialist national consultancy service for, providing Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) consultancy to families. Our consultants have a minimum of an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis and are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts.
We use evidence-based teaching strategies to develop new skills and reduce any behaviours that are a barrier to learning.
Many research studies have shown the effectiveness of behaviour intervention for children with autism. Programmes are fun, person-centred and contain functional skills to improve the quality of life for the whole family
Clinic 2: Independent Parental Special Education Advice
- local authorities’ legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs
- exclusions of children with special needs/disabilities
- actions or inaction by local authorities and/or schools which discriminate against children with disabilities
IPSEA is a volunteer-based organisation and many of the volunteers providing telephone advice and tribunal support are themselves parents of children with special educational needs who have been helped by IPSEA.
For the General Advice Line call 0800 018 4016 and for the Tribunal Help Line call 0845 602 9579. For more information, visit www.ipsea.org.uk
Clinic 3: School Exclusions
The School Exclusions clinic offers advice, guidance and information to parents of children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on all aspects of school exclusion in England. Topics covered include the exclusion process, your rights and what schools could be doing to support pupils with autism, advice on informal (illegal) exclusions; fixed-period and permanent exclusions; how to challenge your child’s exclusion and what you can do if you are concerned that your child is at risk of exclusion.
If you would like to contact the National Autistic Society’s School Exclusions Service, call the Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104 selecting option 3 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.
Clinic 4: Welfare Rights
The National Autistic Society can provide information and advice about all social security benefits for children and adults. They can advise about what benefits you might be entitled to, how to claim and how to deal with problems with benefits, including going to an appeal tribunal.
If you would like to contact the National Autistic Society’s welfare rights service, call the Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104 to book a phone appointment, email email@example.com, or visit www.autism.org.uk
Clinic 5: Free Legal Consultation - support for parents and carers of children with SEN
For years, Maxwell Gillott has been one of the most highly regarded law firms for all aspects of education, health and community care law. From 2016 our team of expert lawyers will continue under the Simpson Millar name. As leaders in their field, Simpson Millar’s Education and Community Care team can provide you with advice or representation to help you overcome problems in securing your rights, or those of your family.
Our specialist skills and expertise are acknowledged by our inclusion in the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide, which list the UK’s leading law firms and practitioners. We are fully franchised by the Legal Aid Agency in our specialist areas. This means that we can apply for public funding – legal aid – for our clients, because our services and the way we work meet the high standards required.
We are hosting our free legal consultation clinic to support parents and carers of children with SEN at all 3 Autism Shows – London, Birmingham, and Manchester – make sure to come along and see our newly renamed team!
For more information you can visit our website HERE or speak to us today by calling 0808 129 3320
Clinic 6: IT Career Opportunities For Adults On The Autism Spectrum
Auticon is an award-winning IT consulting business. All our IT experts are on the autism spectrum. We pride ourselves in creating autism-friendly work environments and are offering competitive salaries and extensive professional development.
Clinic 7 (Friday Only): Specialist ASC Occupational Therapy
Leap Children’s Therapy is an independent company based in Buckinghamshire, providing Occupational Therapy services to children and young people. Leap Children’s Therapy has a team of three experienced Occupational Therapists who are highly skilled in the assessment and treatment of children with learning, behavioural and developmental difficulties.