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Rebound Therapy training courses
"ReboundTherapy.org"
The official UK body and international consultancy for Rebound Therapy. Responsible for the development and delivery of the genuine accredited and approved staff training courses. With founder Eddy Anderson. 01342 870543. More

ICEP Online Courses in Special Needs
Enrol now for one of ICEP Europe’s online courses, providing the highest quality content available. Their courses take 20 hours and are ideal for teachers, SENCOs and parents. More

16th International Conference on the Care and Treatment of Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Call for Papers. If you have a paper you would like to present, click here

Faith in Families
Faith in Families specialise in delivering a broad range of social care, leadership and governance, people management, and interpersonal skills training courses. Their tailor made training and consultancy packages are available to schools, local authorities, and voluntary/statutory agencies. To find out more, call: 0115 955 8811, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here.

Looking for development opportunities?
Do you or your colleagues work with children and adults with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties (SLD/PMLD)? If the answer is yes, you can apply now for the Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties programme at the University of Birmingham. The programme enables professionals/practitioners such as teachers, lecturers, nurses, therapists, psychologists and support staff who work in educational settings to develop their practice. Graduates work in specialist services such as special schools or colleges, as well as inclusive services in nurseries, mainstream schools and community education. The programme is offered through a combination of campus face-to-face and online learning, and can be taken at two levels: undergraduate (level H) and post-graduate (Level M). There are three core modules and successful study of these leads to either AdCert or PGCert. For more information, click here.

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 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 0121 415 8148.

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. Various dates; click here for more details.

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Helping learners who are Able/Gifted/Talented
A day-course of strategies for teaching and support staff to engage, teach and include those who may be able/gifted/talented. Various dates; click here for more details.

Various Dates
Dyslexia Course
This course focuses on the understanding that despite the fact that learners with dyslexia may find the acquisition of literacy skills challenging, they can still achieve their potential with the implementation of appropriate interventions. Various dates; click here for more details.

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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; click here for more details.

Various Dates
ADHD Course
Designed for educators and/or support staff to successfully include learners with ADHD/ADD and related conditions and provide effective strategies for inclusion of learners with ADHD. Various dates; click here for more details.

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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 March and May 2017

Understanding autism and introduction to the SPELL framework
14 March: London
25 May: Nottingham
This one-day course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic children and adults using SPELL. More

7 March 2017
Special Educational Needs Conference
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London
With an expert panel of speakers, this forward-thinking and interactive conference will leave you armed with the knowledge and advice to aid you in your day-to-day practice. To book your place now, click here.

7 and 8 March 2017
Professionals conference
Harrogate
Hear the latest information from experts in the field and learn from case studies illustrating best practice. With four different seminar streams to choose from, delegates can select the seminars which are most relevant to their work. More

9 and 10 March 2017
NAHT Special schools, specialist and alternative provision conference
Birmingham
Ideal for school leaders, school business managers, children’s centre leaders and SENCOs – whether you are an academy, special, mainstream, residential, PRU or alternative provision in early years, primary or secondary. Speakers include: Russell Hobby, Dr Rona Tutt OBE and Will Ord. 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
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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

15 March

Continence problems in children on the autism spectrum
Birmingham
Given by the authors of Toilet Training and the Autism Spectrum, this course is aimed at those working with autistic children who are experiencing difficulties with any aspect of toileting. More

16 to 18 March 2017
The Education Show
NEC, Birmigham
With a specialist SEN seminar programme alongside hours of free CPD covering all aspects of education, the Education Show offers the fastest route to cost effective professional development. The peer-led programme highlights effective pedagogies and the latest research. To find out more, click here.  

18 March 2017
Why and How? 2017: Engaging children with special educational needs in creative experiences and making art
Royal Academy of Arts, London
This conference provides a space for attendees to consider approaches and develop ideas around the nature and value of creative engagement for children with SEND.
10am - 6pm.
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21 March 2017
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 

22 to 23 March 2017
Socialeyes Facilitator Training
Birmigham
Socialeyes is an innovative approach to learning social skills and developing social understanding for people on the autism spectrum. More

28 to 30 March 2017 
Naidex
NEC, Birmingham
The 43rd installment of the biggest event in the disability and care sector. Visitors can expect a strong educational focus, one-to-one advice and expert guidance, a dedicated children and young people zone with demo arena, and the latest innovations and advancements in research and support. To register for your free ticket, click here.

Various April and May 2017
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour
26April: London
19 May: Manchester
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

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
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8 April 2017
Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings Through Emotional Literacy Games and Exercises
Training
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
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22 April 2017
Treating Trauma - Key Interventions for Emotional and Physiological Regulation (Children, Teenagers and Adults)
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
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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

28 April 2017
AAC and Literacy Study Day
Saunderton, Bucks
For professionals and others supporting children with complex needs (and SLCN) who use high or low tech communication aids (inc symbols), in mainstream or specialist provision. Easy by car and train. Also tech roadshows Oldham and Oxford, March. Click here info and booking.

4 May 2017   
Intensive Interaction
London
Covers 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 

6 May 2017
NAPLIC Conference and AGM

Aston University, Birmingham

The impact of language on behaviour, mental health and wellbeing in children and young people. Keynotes: Pamela Snow and Caroline Bowen. Practitioner presentations and exhibition.

Early bird booking rates. Members from £95. Non-members welcome.

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Tel: 01273 381009.
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15 May 2017
Child Trauma: Connectedness, Emotional Regulation and The Polyvagal Theory
Masterclass with Dr Stephen Porges.
10.00 - 16.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
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18 May 2017
An Introduction to Sherborne Developmental Movement – Certificate Level 1
Derby
The Sherborne Developmental approach to physical education and relationship play for children with SEN. More

15 to 19 May 2017
Five-Day TEACCH Course

Motivating and inspirational course combining knowledge and theory with direct experience working with students with autism. Led by trainers from Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina and experienced practitioners from the Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Team. Suitable for SEN professionals, teachers and practitioners.
£1250 Professional/parent
Child Development Centre, Kempston, Bedfordshire.
01908 555615
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23 May 2017
Autism and mental health conference
Reading
Featuring Professor Tony Attwood and Wenn Lawson. This conference will prepare you to identify and provide targeted support for children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder who have mental health difficulties. More

Summer 2017, from the 23 May
Introduction to working with individuals on the autism spectrum, with the University of Cumbria
Lancaster
A practice-based course, validated at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, it explores ways of working with people with autism and Asperger syndrome in range of settings. More

Various June 2017
LEGO®-based therapy
5 June: Bristol
6 June: Manchester
8 June: York
9 June: Birmingham
One day course focusing on the practical application of LEGO®-based therapy in schools and community settings. The course is ideally suited to those wishing to set up LEGO®-based therapy groups. More

2,3,4 June 2017
Bal-A-Vis-X Workshop
London W1
Three days of intensive training.
Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of over 300 Balance / Auditory / Vision eXercises, of varied complexity, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm. Workshop is suited to SEN teachers and professionals and parents. Discounted early booking extended to 30th April.
London workshop 07766 837 616. More

13 June 2017
Autism and Technology
Manchester
This conference will look at how technology can be used to facilitate real life interactions and what it means to be a person with autism growing up in a high-tech world. More

16 June 2017
Understanding autism and introduction to the SPELL Framework to support people in higher education
London
This one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic students at university. This course meets certain BIS criteria. More

16 to 17 June 2017
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society
ExCeL London
The Autism Show, the national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome), attracts over 10,000 parents, carers, and professionals looking for the latest autism information, practical advice, products and services on the condition. Visitors can hear from the UK's leading autism professionals; discover 100s of products and services; listen to adults on the spectrum talk about their experiences; learn new strategies and approaches for home and the classroom; access one-to-one specialist advice; and interact with inspiring and thought-provoking features. All content is CPD accredited. To book your tickets now and save 20 per cent, click here.

22 June 2017
Technology for Inclusion - Physical meets digital: technology-enabled real world learning
London
Focuses on how computers, mobile devices and assistive technologies can help overcome barriers to learning, and promote independence and inclusion. More

22 June 2017
PDA – strategies for schools
London
This course will explore the potential sensory differences experienced by children and adults on the autism spectrum, exploring potential strategies to support these differences. More

23 to 24 June 2017
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society
NEC Birmingham
The Autism Show, the national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome), attracts over 10,000 parents, carers, and professionals looking for the latest autism information, practical advice, products and services on the condition. Visitors can hear from the UK's leading autism professionals; discover 100s of products and services; listen to adults on the spectrum talk about their experiences; learn new strategies and approaches for home and the classroom; access one-to-one specialist advice; and interact with inspiring and thought-provoking features. All content is CPD accredited. To book your tickets now and save 20 per cent, click here.

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 June 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

26 and 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 28 June 2017
3-Day TEACCH Training Course   
TEACCH 3 DAY training course led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. More

29 to 30 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

30 June to 1 July 2017
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society
EventCity Manchester
The Autism Show, the national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome), attracts over 10,000 parents, carers, and professionals looking for the latest autism information, practical advice, products and services on the condition. Visitors can hear from the UK's leading autism professionals; discover 100s of products and services; listen to adults on the spectrum talk about their experiences; learn new strategies and approaches for home and the classroom; access one-to-one specialist advice; and interact with inspiring and thought-provoking features. All content is CPD accredited. To book your tickets now and save 20 per cent, click here.

6 and 7 July 2017
engage in their future National Conference
Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
An essential event for those working in the SEMH education sector. Keynote speakers Dr Andrew Curran, Bernard Allen, Karen Ferguson and Zoe Lodrick will consider "Working With the Whole: Mind, Body and Brain". Also includes workshops, Teach Meet and networking opportunities. More

19 October 2017
Understanding and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with eating challenges
Birmingham
Written and presented by professionals from Birmingham Food Refusal Services, this course will discuss eating issues in autism and will look at different strategies for intervention. More 

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