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Professional conference 2024 programme

We've got two fantastic days of content lined up. Take a look to see what's on offer and book your place today!

Day 1 – Monday, 22nd April

10:30am – 11:00am Registration and refreshments in the Exhibition Hall 
11:0am – 11:15am

Welcome address by the Chair

Tracie Coultas-Pitman 
CEO, BeyondAutism

11:15am – 12:00pm TBC
12:00pm – 12:45pm TBC
12:45pm – 1:15pm

Networking lunch in the Exhibition Hall 

Light lunch provided

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Speaker Session: Transition to adulthood, what does it really mean? 

Dr Virginia Bovell OBE
Vice President of Ambitious About Autism 

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Workshop sessions

Stream A: Building skills in emotional regulation to support mental health and wellbeing 

Eva-Marie Ford
Relationship Manager , Thrive  

Stream B: Improving inclusive school environments and support for AuDHDers  

Stephanie Camilleri
CEO, The ADHD Advocate  

Hannah Smith, BCBA, UKBA(cert) 
Head of Fast Responder, BeyondAutism 

2:45pm – 3:30pm Workshop sessions

Stream A: Improving inclusive school environments and support for AuDHDers  

Stephanie Camilleri
CEO, The ADHD Advocate  

Hannah Smith, BCBA, UKBA(cert) 
Head of Fast Responder, BeyondAutism 

Stream B: Building skills in emotional regulation to support mental health and wellbeing 

Eva-Marie Ford
Relationship Manager , Thrive  

3:30pm – 3:45pm Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall
3:45pm – 4:30pm

Speaker Session: Resilience cycles: Implications for practice for improving resilience in education settings 

Dr Alison Bishop
University of East London  

Sarah Larner BCBA, UKBA(cert)
Head of Early Years, BeyondAutism

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Evening refreshments and networking 

In the Leather Room Balcony Bar 

 

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Day 2 – Tuesday, 23rd April

8:45am – 9:00am Morning refreshments in the Exhibition Hall
9:00am – 9:45am

Keynote speaker Session: So much more than ‘just fine’: communication, difference and the (potential) richness of autistic experience of education

Dr Clare Laurence
Author and Associate Professor of Participatory Autism Research at Bishop Grosseteste University

9:45am – 10:30am

Keynote Speaker Session: Creating Emotionally Healthy and Inclusive Cultures: The Power of Positive Relationships 

Rose Webb
Policy, Practice and Innovation Lead, Thrive

10:30am – 11:15am

Speaker Session: Masking and the impact on mental health; sharing lived experiences 

Francesca Moore
Behaviour Analyst, BeyondAutism

Alicia Robson
Occupational Therapy Assistant, BeyondAutism

11:15am – 11:30am Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall 
11:30am – 12:15pm
Workshop sessions

Stream A: The autistic friendly classroom

Rachael Hlomador
Outreach Consultant, BeyondAutism

Stream B: Sensory strategies for mental health and wellbeing

Dr Ivana Lessner Listiakova
Associate Professor, Course leader MA Childhood Studies, University of Suffolk

12:15pm – 1:00pm Workshop sessions

Stream A:Sensory strategies for mental health and wellbeing

Dr Ivana Lessner Listiakova
Associate Professor, Course leader MA Childhood Studies, University of Suffolk

Stream B: The autistic friendly classroom

Rachael Hlomador
Outreach Consultant, BeyondAutism

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Networking lunch in the Exhibition Hall 

Light lunch provided 

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Speaker session: Autism school life: What you need to know to hack academia 

Daniel Morgan Jones
The Aspie World 

YouTuber and Author of ‘Autism for Adults’ 

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Speaker Session: Emotionally based school avoidance and autism

Matthew Wicks, BCBA, UKBA(cert)
Head of Outreach and Training,BeyondAutism

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Speaker Panel: How are we leading inclusion for autistic learners? 

Chaired by Tracie Coultas-Pitman, CEO, BeyondAutism
Including guest speakers from day two of the conference

 

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