SEN Newsletter November 2016     
 
SEN Magazine


In the next issue of SEN Magazine:

  • Down syndrome
  • hearing impairment
  • assistive technology
  • SEN legal Q&A
  • autism
  • dyslexia
  • CReSTeD feature
  • post-16 options
  • outdoor activities
  • SEN provision overseas
  • CPD
  • recruitment
    and much more...

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Kidz to Adultz North

Thur. 17 November 2016,
EventCity, Manchester


 

Featured stories

An autism success story
How focussing on an autistic person's strengths can help them to flourish. More

The right fit
Finding the school that best meets your child’s needs. More

Firm foundations
How to support children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge. More

High anxiety
What can schools do to help anxious children? More

Inclusive attractions
Ten tips for selecting an inclusive venue for your school trip. More

For the latest stories, visit: senmagazine.co.uk


Featured organisations


SEN.fyi (App)
Everything You Wanted To Know About SEN – all in one place! Download this App free to your Smartphone or Tablet for iOS (on Apple App store) or Android (on Google Play store). More 


The British Psychological Society provides nationally recognised qualifications in test use for SEN professionals who use psychometric or psychological tests to understand children’s strengths and learning needs. Holders of a BPS Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET) qualification may complete a relevant course to become a specialist assessor to progress and write reports for access arrangements. More


Timotay Playscapes create sensory bespoke playgrounds and playground equipment, helping to provide rehabilitating environments. Using natural materials and creative thinking they offer unrivalled playground solutions tailored to your needs. All products are manufactured in house for quality and longevity. Sensory outdoor play solutions are also available to buy. More


LVS Hassocks and LVS Oxford schools for young people aged 11 to 19 (8 to 19 LVS Hassocks) with autism and Asperger’s providing day and weekly residential places. Enquiries are welcomed so call the school on: 01273 832901 (LVS Hassocks) or: 01865 595170 (LVS Oxford) and have a look around. More


Douglas Silas Solicitors are the legal experts specialising exclusively in SEN, helping parents successfully through the SEN process. Their website at www.SpecialEducationalNeeds.co.uk is a popular resource used by thousands of parents/professionals. Douglas also authors "A Guide to the SEND Code of Practice", updated for 2016/17, available as an eBook: www.AGuideToTheSENDCodeOfPractice.co.uk


Prior's Court
Prior's Court offers specialist autism services, supporting and developing young people with autism and complex learning difficulties. The School (5 to 19 years) and Young Adult Provision (19 to 25 years) offer personalised learning focusing on developing independence, life-skills, behaviour management, communication, choice-making, vocational skills and inclusion in the community. More


AuKids magazine is a quarterly publication for parents of children with autism which won the Specialist Magazine of the Year Award in the Prolific North Awards 2015. AuKids is run by journalist Debby Elley, who has twins with autism, and speech and language therapist Tori Houghton. More


Special-Ism, an online magazine hosting professional insights on a variety of "isms" (challenges), strives to offer an assortment of solutions to help all children reach their full potential. Join them at: Special-Ism.com


Eshan's Story
Meet Hardeep and his nine-year-old son Eshan in RNIB's new film introducing its specialist schools and residences for children and young people with vision impairment, complex needs and multiple disabilities. Hardeep reveals his experience of how RNIB's education, care and therapies helped his son. To watch the video, click here.  


CPD, training and events


The Autism Spectrum (Web Autism) distance learning programme
Are you working or living with children or adults with autism? Would you like to gain a recognised qualification in autism theory and practice? The University of Birmingham is the leading provider of degree-level education in autistic spectrum disorders in the UK. The Autism Spectrum (Web Autism) distance learning programme is a web-based part-time, distance learning programme completed over a year of study, earning 60 credits at Level C (equivalent to the first six months of an undergraduate degree). It is ideal for those working with children and adults on the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome, and learning support assistants, support staff and parents will find the programme particularly helpful. For further information, click here, email Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer or call 0121 415 8148.


Bespoke Inset Training Days
Inset training catered to your organisation’s specific needs. Highly successful, personalised SEN training to a range of environments. Various dates. More


Various dates
Woodland Trainer 1 Day Course and Advanced Woodland Trainer
Various locations
Offers teachers and teaching assistants the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical understanding in woodland camp craft, to take back to their own specific working environment to benefit their students. More


Various Dates
Visual Interventions and Social Stories
A Visual and Auditory Social and Behavioural strategy for Teaching and Support Staff working with learners with autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD and related conditions. More


Various dates
Autism/Asperger Syndrome Training 
Strategies for effective inclusion of learners with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs): a day course for teachers and/or support staff, designed to enable successful inclusion of learners with autism and Asperger syndrome. More


Various dates
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Designed to enable successful inclusion of a broad range of individuals and groups of learners including those with neurological conditions such as autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD, ADD and related disorders whilst fully meeting the needs of their peers. More


Various dates
Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) Workshop
A course that focuses particularly on the understanding that individuals with these conditions may communicate/present differently to neurotypical learners but can still achieve their potential with the implementation of appropriate interventions. More


11 November 2016
Multi Academy Trust (MATS) Conference
London
The current reality and exemplars of outstanding practice in special school settings. More


15 November 2016
Women and girls on the autism spectrum

London
This conference aims to further the discussion around diagnosis and support for women and girls with on the autism spectrum. More


15 November 2016
Autism and Maturity

How does ageing affect autistic adults? This course examines what we know about the ageing process and how it may affect autistic people. You’ll learn practical strategies to support people from middle age onwards. More


17 November 2016
Kidz to Adultz North
EventCity, Manchester, M17 8AS
A free event supporting children and young adults up to 25yrs with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and professionals. 160+Exhibitors. Boost your CPD - 15 FREE Seminars accredited by The CPD Certification Service.
9.30am - 4.30pm
0161 6078200.
Email: info@disabledliving.co.uk
More


22 November 2016
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism, and their impact on behaviour
London
This course looks at how you can help autistic children and adults to reduce stress and anxiety, how to understand their behaviour, and how to support them during difficult times. More


24 November 2016
Understanding and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with eating challenges
London

Feeding and eating problems are common in individuals on the autism spectrum. This course presented by professionals from Birmingham Food Refusal Services who provide clinical and training services for food refusal. More


25 November 2016
Autism and social skills conference
London

This conference will feature sessions looking at how confusing unwritten social rules can be anxiety-inducing for autistic peopleMore


29 November – 1 December 2016
Three-Day Structured Teaching Course
For autism professionals and parents. From designing and implementing structure in a learning environment and the home to methods to build communication, social, vocational and leisure skills and the use of social stories and assessment.
£295 professionals and £145 parents/concessions
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911

training@priorscourt.org.uk
www.priorscourt.org.uk


1 December 2016
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour
London

This one-day course looks at how you can help autistic children and adults to reduce stress and anxiety, how to understand their behaviour, and how to support them during difficult times. More


8 to 10 December 2016
SEN Theatre at Learning and Teaching Expo 2016

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Free admission and online pre-registration is now open at: www.LTExpo.com.hk


10 December 2016
Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings Through Puppetry
Conference
10.00 - 17.30
Cost: £150

The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


11 January 2017
Masterclass in adapting the diagnostic process for women and girls with Tony Attwood
London
The session is aimed at those who want to learn more about the diagnostic process for girls and women on the autism spectrum. More


16 January 2017
Curriculum and Assessment for Children and Young People with SLD and PMLD
Manchester
How pedagogy, curriculum, and assessing pupil progress work together. More


21 January 2017
A Day with Dr Dan Hughes: Why "Pace" Heals (Play, Acceptance, Curiosity And Empathy). Key Interventions Explored
Conference
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


23 to 25 January 2017
3-Day TEACCH Training Course    
TEACCH 3 DAY training course led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. More


23 to 25 January 2017
SCERTS three day course

London
The SCERTS Model is a research-based educational approach and multidisciplinary framework that directly addresses the core challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum and related disabilities, and their families. More


26 to 27 January 2017
2-Day SCERTS Training
An introduction and application and assessment using the SCERTS framework Led By Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads. More


18 February 2017
Therapeutic Conversations to Change Children’s Lives (age 4 to late teens)
Conference with award-winning author and expert Dr Margot Sunderland.
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


20 to 24 February 2017
Five-Day TEACCH Course
Inspirational, intensive course combining active learning sessions with direct experience working with students with autism. Led by trainers from Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina and experienced practitioners and TEACCH trainers from Prior's Court. 
Suitable for SEN professionals, teachers and practitioners.
£1295 professional/parent
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911

training@priorscourt.org.uk
www.priorscourt.org.uk


21 February 2017
Sensory considerations
Nottingham
The sensory world can feel quite different for autistic children and adults and this can have an impact on daily life and behaviour, join us to learn practical ways of giving support. More


11 March 2017
Out Of Control Children: Why, What to Do and How to Be
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


14 March 2017
Understanding autism and introduction to the SPELL framework
London

This one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic children and adults. More


14 to 16 March 2017
GESS Dubai 2017
Providing educationalists of all levels three days of free to attend, inspirational and innovative content. GESS exhibitions and conferences enable educational suppliers and solutions providers to access important decision makers in the education sector. More


28 to 30 March 2017 
Naidex
NEC, Birmingham
Europe’s most far-reaching trade, professional and consumer show dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with disabilities. The event gathers innovation, information, cutting edge supplies and the most inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue.
For sponsorship and exhibiting enquiries, email Paige Lewin.
For free tickets to attend, click here.


1 April 2017
Life Story Work with Troubled Children and Teenagers
Conference with world-leading expert Richard Rose

10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


27 and 28 April 2017
Rebound Therapy for SEN, Open College Network Level 2
Birmingham
Accredited course for all staff, parents, professionals interested in using a trampoline for Rebound Therapy. More


4 May 2017   
Intensive Interaction
London
Focuses on the communication needs of people who have not achieved use nor perhaps understanding of speech and may be "difficult to reach" in various ways. More


23 to 25 June 2017
3-Day TEACCH Training Course  
TEACCH 3 DAY training course led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. More


26 to 27 June 2017
2-Day SCERTS Training
An introduction and application and assessment using the SCERTS framework Led By Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads. More


26 to 27 June 2017
2-Day Social Stories Training
Carol Gray, consultant to individuals with autism and founder. Team Social Stories™ have helped individuals with autism of all ages understand and respond more effectively to daily interactions and events. More

Douglas Silas Solicitors
LVS Hassocks
Prior's Court

Naidex 2017
NAS
University of Birmingham
Equals
Autism Independent
Timotay
British Psychological Society
Centre for Child Mental Health
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