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BeyondAutism Professional Conference 2021

This May, BeyondAutism will be launching its new online ‘Professional Conference’. Bringing you over 10 hours of content and learning across the two days.

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Aimed at professionals working in SEND, with a focus on autism. We will be hosting a series of webinars and panel debates. These will be based on developing strategies, as well as sharing resources that will support professionals in the work they do for children and adults with autism.

Speakers will include experts in the field of autism, local authorities, parents, ABA professionals and more. Q&A sessions after each webinar will give you the chance to share your thoughts or find out more from presenters on their sessions. Each attendee will also receive a copy of our latest report ‘Advancing Autism – Working together for improved outcomes’.

Alongside opportunities for networking, our speakers will share insights that get to the heart of these topics, so that you take away practical solutions to the challenges you currently face.

BCBA – 3 free CEU’s available with a standard ticket price. Upgrade option available for an additional 11 CEU’s (please see details below)

 

Book your ticket today at our early bird rate of £49.99!

 

 

BeyondAutism Professional Conference

 

Agenda:

Wednesday 26th May 2021

  • 09:30 – Conference welcome
    Tracie Linehan, CEO, BeyondAutism
    BeyondAutism’s CEO, Tracie Linehan will open the conference highlighting the impact the organisation is hoping to have over the next 5 years, driving societal change. Including how, together with local authorities, communities & employers, we all have a part to play in making society more inclusive of people with autism, so that they can live their ideal week.
    Read more…

 

  • 10:00 – The importance of early identification of autism in children and how early intervention approach can lead to better outcomes and reduce cost
    Bernadett Rankasz, Head of Early Years, BeyondAutism
    Session will include a Q&A
    Although, we are still in the process of finding out the cause of autism and understand why it manifests very differently in each individual, it is evident that it has an impact on the development of the brain. We have only just begun to understand how the brain of a person with autism is different from a neurotypical person`s brain and research is looking into brain structure and chemistry, connections, and neurological processes. Read more…

 

  • 11:00 – Developing relationships with families to support people with autism
    David Anthony, Head of Research and Learning, BeyondAutism
    Session will include a Q&A
    Exploring how to build positive relationships with families to support those with autism. Utilising resources created by Skills for Care. The webinar will cover key values and standards, based on research, as well as the importance of person-centred planning. Read more…

 

  • 12:00 – Integrating behaviour analysis into maintained schools: The importance of collaboration
    Dr. Maggie Hoerger, BCBA-D, Senior Lecturer, Bangor University
    Session will include a Q&A
    Behaviour analysis provision in maintained schools in the UK remains rare, despite robust research evidence supporting the use of school-wide positive behaviour support, function based behaviour interventions, direct instruction, and early interventions for children with learning disabilities. Read more…

 

  • 13:00 – Break

 

  • 14:00 – Avoiding silos: The Education, Health and Care Plan touch points and the impact on families
    Sarah Wakeling, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, Positive Behaviour Support Consultancy
    Session will include a Q&A
    A presentation about processes and strategies to avoid the barriers to effective EHC planning and delivery from a community behaviour support service. 
    Read more…

 

  • 15:00 – Developing a business hat: why we need to think from the employer’s perspective
    Liz Garnham, TSI Trainer and Consultant, DFN Project SEARCH Associate
    Session will include a Q&A
    During our work with young people with disabilities we have to wear many hats, as an OT I was sometimes confidant, trainer, advocate, therapist, supporter, teacher, team member, organiser, manager, etc. We often become steeped in the ways of working in a ‘Service or Education World’ there is a language, culture and set of values that we work to. Read more…

 

Thursday 27th May 2021

  • 10:00 – ABA is not an intervention
    Nichola Booth, MSc ABA Course Director and Lecturer in ABA and Autism, Queen’s University Belfast
    Session will include a Q&A
    There is a common misperception often cited that ABA is a ‘therapy for autism’ with the aim of ‘normalisation’. This is not the case. ABA is an applied science that focuses on the causes of socially significant behaviour change. Read more…

 

  • 11:00 – Creating a more inclusive society: Improving local provision for children and adults
    Elizabeth Robinson, Head of Post-19, BeyondAutism
    Session will include a Q&A
    A session exploring how local provision can support those with autism to be active members of their local communities. Read more…

 

  • 12:00 – Looking back – Looking forwards
    Toby Salt, Former CEO and now Advisory Director, AQA, Thomas’s and Academies Enterprise Trust
    Session will include a Q&A
    A short key note ‘Looking back – Looking forward’ which will reflect back on what he has learned about Autism in schools, both personally and since the publication of the ‘Salt Review’ (Independent Review of Supply for SLD and PMLD) published for the secretary of state of Department for Education (DfE) in 2010, and how things have changed/lessons learned. Read more…

 

  • 13:00 – Break

 

  • 14:00 – Whose behaviour is it, anyway?
    Audrey Pantelis, Director, Elevation Coaching and Consulting LTD
    Session will include a Q&A
    Children are returning back to school after what has been a tumultuous start to 2021.  The majority of SEND children have been attending school, but routines have been severely disrupted. Read more…

 

  • 15:00 – The impact of COVID-19
    Kieran Bird, Executive Head, BeyondAutism
    Session will include a Q&A
    Examining the impact of COVID-19 on SEN schools, lessons learned from the pandemic that will influence teaching children with SEN in the future. Read more…

 

  • 16:00 – ‘We’ve said something more interesting, now what?…’
    Panel debate
    Session will include a Q&A
    Read more…

 

 

Conference VIP bannerVIP early bird package available

 

Package available for BCBAs at £74.99. This will include a ticket to the Professional Conference, as well as access to all of our training courses worth £150 OR £55 worth of CEU’s from our podcast series. To get VIP access please purchase a ticket using the link below for the early bird price of £49.99 and contact outreach@beyondautism.org.uk to upgrade your ticket.

Book your standard ticket today at our early bird rate of £49.99!

 

 

 

Free copy of ‘Advancing Autism – Working together for improved outcomes’ report with every ticket

All attendees will also receive a digital and/or physical copy of our latest report ‘Advancing Autism – Working together for improved outcomes’. Which includes insights from experts in the field, such as: Lord Clement-Jones, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Audrey Pantelis, Toby Mullins, Professor Toby Salt & Laura Pease.

Places at the event will be charged at an
early bird rate of £49.99 for professionals.

Advancing autism

 

 

 

BeyondAurtism Professional Conference sessions

All attendees of the event are able to book 1-2-1 sessions with one of our experts to discuss challenges their organisations face, find out more what solutions are available and obtain expert advice. Click the links below to book a slot with a speaker, and we will get back to you with what session times are available:

Name Job title & Company Book now

Tracie Linehan

Tracie Linehan

CEO,

BeyondAutism

Click here Book a 20 minute slot with Tracie Linehan

Andy Swartfigure

Andy Swartfigure

Director of Services,

BeyondAutism

Click here Book a 20 minute slot with Andy Swartfigure

David Anthony

David Anthony 

Head of Research and Learning, 

BeyondAutism

Click here Book a 20 minute slot with David Anthony

Bernadett Rankasz

Bernadett Rankasz

Head of Early Years,

BeyondAutism

Click here Book a 20 minute slot with Bernadett Rankasz

Kieran Bird

Kieran Bird

Executive Head,

BeyondAutism

Click here Book a 20 minute slot with Kieran Bird

Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth Robinson

Head of Post-19,

BeyondAutism

Click here Book a 20 minute slot with Elizabeth Robinson

Dr. Maggie Hoerger, BCBA-D

Maggie Hoerger

Senior Lecturer,

Bangor University 

Click here Book a 20 minute slot with Maggie Hoerger

Audrey Pantelis

Audrey Pantelis

Director,

Elevation Coaching
& Consulting LTD

Click here Book a 20 minute slot with Audrey Pantelis

Liz Garnham

Liz Garnham

TSI Trainer and Consultant, DFN Project SEARCH Associate Click here Book a 20 minute slot with Liz Garnham

 

 

Conference early bird ticket

*Sessions and speakers are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. We will do our best to keep you informed of these changes

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