The Hub: Theatre 2


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

Last year’s programme included 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.

This year’s programme will be announced in March. In the meantime you can view the full 2018 programme by clicking on the date tabs below.

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 – 10.40An App for Creating your Own or Personalising Ready-Made Social Stories, Patient Journeys, Visual Timetables or Independent Living Sequences Jane Stroud, CEO, Acognia Ltd
10.45 – 11.05New Approaches and Innovations – Working with Children and AdultsDr 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 – 11.30Trauma Informed Care Angela Stanton-Greenwood, TCI Consultant to Cornell University, New York, USA
11.35 – 11.55Autism Specific Emotional Regulation Strategies – Joined Up ApproachesDr Nicky Greaves, Clinical Psychologist at Hillingdon Manor School, Part of Options Autism
12.00 – 12.20Practical Skills Therapeutic Education - 'Focus, Grasp and Step' Oliver Cheney, Principal of Glasshouse and Argent Colleges, part of Ruskin Mill Trust
12.25 – 12.45Medication, Education, Litigation...and Holidays! Richard Crean, Partner at The Thomas Centre
12.50 – 13.10Where Social Emotional and Mental Health meet Autism and ADHD Andrew Whitehouse, SEN Consultant at People First Education, in partnership with TTS
13.15 – 13.35Relational 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 – 14.00Supporting 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 – 14.25Preparing Young People with ASD for Work Sarah Sherwood, Director of SEN at LVS Oxford and LVS Hassocks
14.30 – 14.50Onset Mental Health Challenges in Adolescence/Early Adulthood: Causes, Preventative Strategies and SupportDr Margaret Wilson,? Autism Consultant at Consensus Support
14.55 – 15.15Fundraising with Tree of Hope for your Autistic Child’s Needs Gill Gibb, Chief Executive Officer at Tree of Hope
15.20 – 15.40Challenging Behaviours, Sensory Processing and Sleep Disorders; Mutual Improvement with SafespacesSatveer Singh, Product Advisor at Safespaces
15.45 – 16.05From Symbol Boards to iPads – engagement, literacy and growth in communication Tina Voizey, Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox
16.10 – 16.30My 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
16.35 – 16.55Art Therapy as a Coping Mechanism Patrick Samuel, Asperger Artist
10.20 – 10.40Visual Supports - Sharing my Family's Journey Clare Cusack, Director at Orkid Ideas
10.45 – 11.05School Life Without Labels Thomas Keaney, CEO and Schools’ Proprietor at TCES Group
11.10 – 11.30Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is not for Autism - It's for SO much more!Pauline Allen, Principal of The Sound and Learning Centre
11.35 – 11.55Transition into Adult Services – Sharing a Parent’s Perspective Anna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care
12.00 – 12.20Navigating the SEN Maze – Entitlement, provision and the appeals process Hayley Mason, Specialist SEN Solicitor and Melinda Nettleton, Principal Solicitor, at SEN Legal
12.25 – 12.45Breaking through the Sensory Barrier Steven Micha?lis,?CEO of SAS Centre
12.50 – 13.10Securing an EHC Plan that Works for your ChildEleanor Wright, SOS!SEN Coordinator and Solicitor
13.15 – 13.35Picking your Battles – Strategies for Helping Children with Autism in Everyday Routines Lesley Burton, Parent and Founder of SenseToys
13.40 – 14.00How to Find the Right School...then Secure a Place Bernadette John, SEN Director at The Good Schools Guide
14.05 – 14.25Estate Planning for Parents of Children with AutismPhil Ogden, Senior Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions
14.30 – 14.50Steps to Encourage Inclusion and Avoid Exclusion Andy Cutting, Specialist Exclusions and Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at The National Autistic Society

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