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.
|9.50 – 10.10||Achieving true independence post 19||Tara Young, Assistant Head Teacher and Head of Sixth Form at The Holmewood School London|
|10.15 – 10.35||The cost of exclusion||Thomas Keaney, CEO of TCES (The Complete Education Solution)|
|10.40 – 11.00||A 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 wellbeing||Anna 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 – 12.15||The Safespace: challenging behaviours, sensory processing and sleep disorders||Sharon Baillie, Product Advisor at Safespaces|
|12.20 – 12.40||Using Widgit Online to reduce anxiety in school and home situations||Sue White, Senior Education Specialist at Widgit Software|
|12.45 – 13.05||Autism and ADHD: anxiety and anxious behaviour, and the implementation of sensory interventions||Andrew Whitehouse, SEN Consultant at People First Education in association with TTS|
|13.10 - 13.30||A whole school approach to improving "Quality of Life" outcomes for students and families||Kiran Hingorani, CEO of Swalcliffe Park School, Nr Banbury Oxfordshire|
|13.35 – 13.55||Top ten tips for a tip top plan – how to get the best out of your child’s Education, Health and Care Plan||Laxmi Patel, Partner and Head of Education at Boyes Turner LLP|
|14.00 – 14.20||Using symbols to support communication and more: where do I start?||Alice Langley, Training and Education Manager at Tobii Dynavox UK|
|14.25 – 14.45||Understanding dyscalculia in adults||Karim Esmail, Director at JellyJames Publishing (Dynamo Maths)|
|14.50 – 15.10||Embracing 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 – 15.35||Medical comorbidities in children with autism and intellectual disability: the importance of an MDT for very complex and challenging health needs||Dr Benjamin Marlow, Consultant Paediatrician at Re:Cognition Health|
|15.40 – 16.00||Why my pants stop me from going to school||Julian Roberts, Proprietor of The View School|
|16.05 - 16.25||Managing distressed behaviour||Abbie Woodling, Education Rights Coordinator at the National Autistic Society|
|10.20 - 10.40||There's a better way to help autistic and sensory needs students||David McIntyre, CEO and Founder of Cubbie|
|10.45 - 11.05||What does good care look like?||Alan Day, Director of Care Services at St Joseph's Specialist Trust|
|11.10 - 11.30||Everyday psychological strategies to help autistic children and adults and those who support them||Dr Sophie Doswell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust|
|11.35 - 11.55||Extreme Demand Avoidance – understanding, diagnosis and support||Consensus Support: Dr Maggie Wilson - Autism Consultant|
|12.00 - 12.20||Education, Health and Care Plans – how to secure an EHC Plan for your child||Amara Ahmad, Senior Associate Solicitor at Doyle Clayton|
|12.25 - 12.45||Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical way||Steven Michaelis, CEO of SAS Centre|
|12.50 - 13.10||An educational robot for improving the learning opportunities in children with autism||Dr Aida Nazarikhorram MD., Chief Operating Officer of LuxAI S.A.|
|13.15 - 13.35||Estate planning for parents of children with autism||Phil Ogden, Senior Consultant at Estate Planning Solutions|
|13.40 - 14.00||How to help your child establish routines to help with everyday skills and to get out and about, improve confidence and reduce anxiety||Lesley Burton, Parent and Founder of SenseToys, now Eddie’s Mum|
|14.05 - 14.25||The Autism Strategy: what it means to us||Julie 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 - 14.50||Supporting catatonia in autism||Michael Fullerton, Director of Health and Wellbeing at Achieve together and Isabelle Garnett, a parent of an autistic person|
|14.55 - 15.15||Assistive tech should encourage communication, not replace it||Hadeel Ayoub, Founder of BrightSign and Ed Hill, CEO of BrightSign|
|15.20 - 15.40||Reducing the impact of sensory challenges in a practical way||Steven Michaelis, CEO of SAS Centre|