The Hub: Theatre 2

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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: Positive Behaviour Support: improving quality of life, health and wellbeing; Autism and ADHD; Using symbols to support communication and more: where do I start?; Extreme Demand Avoidance – understanding, diagnosis and support; The Safespace: challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disorders; An educational robot for improving the learning opportunities in children with autism; and Education, Health and Care Plans – how to secure an EHC Plan for your child.

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.

TimeTitleSpeaker
9.50 – 10.10
Achieving true independence post 19Tara Young, Assistant Head Teacher and Head of Sixth Form at The Holmewood School London
10.15 – 10.35The cost of exclusionThomas Keaney, CEO of TCES (The Complete Education Solution)
10.40 – 11.00A synthesised visual tool to approaching behaviour and emotions: the behaviour cycle and zones of regulation
Jordana Smallwood, Head of Sixth Form and Hannah Smith, Fast Responder, at BeyondAutism
11.05 – 11.25
Positive Behaviour Support: improving quality of life, health and wellbeingAnna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager and Hazel Ashmore, Senior Health and Wellbeing Clinical Manager, at Home From Home Care
11.30 – 11.50
There's a better way to help autistic and sensory needs students David McIntyre, CEO and Founder of Cubbie
11.55 – 12.15The Safespace: challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disordersSharon Baillie, Product Advisor at Safespaces
12.20 – 12.40Using Widgit Online to reduce anxiety in school and home situationsSue White, Senior Education Specialist at Widgit Software
12.45 – 13.05Autism and ADHD: anxiety and anxious behaviour, and the implementation of sensory interventionsAndrew Whitehouse, SEN Consultant at People First Education in association with TTS
13.10 - 13.30A whole school approach to improving "Quality of Life" outcomes for students and familiesKiran Hingorani, CEO of Swalcliffe Park School, Nr Banbury Oxfordshire
13.35 – 13.55Top ten tips for a tip top plan – how to get the best out of your child’s Education, Health and Care PlanLaxmi Patel, Partner and Head of Education at Boyes Turner LLP
14.00 – 14.20Using symbols to support communication and more: where do I start?Alice Langley, Training and Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox UK
14.25 – 14.45Understanding dyscalculia in adultsKarim Esmail, Director at JellyJames Publishing (Dynamo Maths)
14.50 – 15.10Embracing the autistic voice – how we’re launching a new autism strategy at Outcomes First Group to empower individuals to flourish
Dr Freya Spicer-White, Head of Autism and Neurodiversity Practice at Outcomes First Group
15.15 – 15.35Medical comorbidities in children with autism and intellectual disability: the importance of an MDT for very complex and challenging health needsDr Benjamin Marlow, Consultant Paediatrician at Re:Cognition Health
15.40 – 16.00Why my pants stop me from going to school Julian Roberts, Proprietor of The View School
16.05 - 16.25Managing distressed behaviourAbbie Woodling, Education Rights Coordinator at the National Autistic Society
TimeTitleSpeakers
10.20 - 10.40There's a better way to help autistic and sensory needs students David McIntyre, CEO and Founder of Cubbie
10.45 - 11.05What does good care look like?Alan Day, Director of Care Services at St Joseph's Specialist Trust
11.10 - 11.30Everyday psychological strategies to help autistic children and adults and those who support themDr Sophie Doswell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
11.35 - 11.55Extreme Demand Avoidance – understanding, diagnosis and supportConsensus Support: Dr Maggie Wilson - Autism Consultant
12.00 - 12.20Education, Health and Care Plans – how to secure an EHC Plan for your child Amara Ahmad, Senior Associate Solicitor at Doyle Clayton
12.25 - 12.45Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical waySteven Michaelis, CEO of SAS Centre
12.50 - 13.10An educational robot for improving the learning opportunities in children with autismDr Aida Nazarikhorram MD., Chief Operating Officer of LuxAI S.A.
13.15 - 13.35Estate planning for parents of children with autismPhil Ogden, Senior Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions
13.40 - 14.00How to help your child establish routines to help with everyday skills and to get out and about, improve confidence and reduce anxietyLesley Burton, Parent and Founder of SenseToys, now Eddie’s Mum
14.05 - 14.25The Autism Strategy: what it means to usJulie Gariazzo, Head of Division for Education and Professor Nicola Martin, Professor of Social Justice and Inclusion; and Professorial Research Lead, at London South Bank University
14.30 - 14.50Supporting catatonia in autismMichael Fullerton, Director of Health and Wellbeing at Achieve together and Isabelle Garnett, a parent of an autistic person
14.55 - 15.15Assistive tech should encourage communication, not replace itHadeel Ayoub, Founder of BrightSign and Ed Hill, CEO of BrightSign
15.20 - 15.40Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical waySteven Michaelis, CEO of SAS Centre

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