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 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 2020 programme is still being completed and will appear here over the next few weeks.

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 – 10.40Untangling life with every step: an app designed with autism-friendly features Jane Stroud, CEO of Acognia
10.45 – 11.05Widgit Online - making resources for the classroom Sue White, Education Manager at Widgit Software
11.10 – 11.30Making it irresistible - a guide to managing anxieties  Andrew Whitehouse, SEN Consultant at People First Education in partnership with TTS  
11.35 – 11.55Good practice in Autism Education and the AET Young Persons PanelSarah Broadhurst, Director of Autism Education Trust and a member of the AET Young Persons Panel
12.00 – 12.20What should education look like for adults with an Education, Health and Care Plan? David Anthony, Head of Post-19 at BeyondAutism
12.25 – 12.45Supporting 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 – 13.10The NICE guidelines in action: CBT intervention for teenagers with autism in a specialist school settingDr Nicky Greaves, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Options Autism
13.15 – 13.35Assistive technology to support autism: a parents perspective Sarah Lenox, Parent and Regional Sales Manager for Abilia UK
13.40 – 14.00Behaviour 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 – 14.25Rebound 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
14.30 – 14.50Social inclusion – no thanks Dr Margaret Wilson, Autism Consultant at Consensus Support
14.55 – 15.15Quality of life curriculum: promoting independence for young peopleRobert Leigh, Vice Principal of Swalcliffe Park School
15.20 – 15.40School life without labels Thomas Keaney, CEO and Schools' Proprietor at TCES Group
15.45 – 16.05Preventing and managing distressed behaviour at schoolLiesel Batterham, Education Rights Coordinator at the National Autistic Society
16.10 – 16.30Challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disorders; mutual improvement with SafespacesSue King, Business Development Director at Safespaces
10.20 – 10.40Navigating the SEN maze – your legal entitlement answered Hayley Mason, Director and Senior Solicitor at SEN Legal
10.45 – 11.05Accessible Makaton Hannah Anderson, Development Manager and Makaton Tutor at The Makaton Charity
11.10 – 11.30Fundraising for your child’s health needs Lee Vallins, Deputy CEO of Tree of Hope
11.35 – 11.55Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and using live data to enhance quality of lifeAnna Selby-Wells, Marketing Manager at Home From Home Care
12.00 – 12.20Life 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 – 12.45Practical ways to tackle sensory challenges Steven Michaëlis, CEO of SAS Centre
12.50 – 13.10My child's been diagnosed with ASD - what do we do now? Pauline Allen, Principal of The Sound Learning Centre
13.15 – 13.35This school changed my life Rory, Year 10 Student at Northease Manor School
13.40 – 14.00Anxiety, sticky thoughts and unhelpful feelings: sharing our story Clare Cusack, Parent and Co-founder of Orkid Ideas
14.05 – 14.25Estate planning for parents of children with autism John Heavens, Senior Estate Planning Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions
14.30 – 14.50Schools 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 – 15.15Autism Voices – how a film project empowered 12 young autistic people to share their autism for the first timeTessa Morton and Jane Gurnett, Directors of Act for Autism
15.20 – 15.40Meeting the needs of girls with autism Ian Thorsteinsson, Principal of Gretton School

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