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BeyondAutism Professional Conference 2021 On-Demand

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Aimed at professionals working in SEND, with a focus on autism. The Professional Conference hosted a series of webinars and panel debates based on developing strategies, as well as sharing resources to support professionals in the work they do for children and adults with autism.

On-Demand Sessions:

 

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

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. In this session Bernadett discusses the importance of early identification of autism in children and the long terms benefits of early intervention.

 

 

Developing relationships with families to support people with autism

David Anthony, Head of Research and Learning, BeyondAutism

Exploring how to build positive relationships with families to support those with autism. Utilising resources created by Skills for Care. In this webinar David discusses key values and standards, based on research, as well as the importance of person-centred planning.

 

 

Integrating behaviour analysis into maintained schools: The importance of collaboration

Dr. Maggie Hoerger, BCBA-D, Senior Lecturer, Bangor University

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. In this session Maggie discusses why integrating behaviour analysis into maintained schools can help reduce school placement breakdown.

Don’t forget to claim your CEU’s for this session by completing this form.

 

 

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 & Jessica Aviles, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, Positive Behaviour Support Consultancy

In this session Sarah & Jessica discuss the processes and strategies available to help in avoiding the barriers to effective EHC planning and delivery, from a community behaviour support service.

Don’t forget to claim your CEU’s for this session by completing this form.

 

 

Developing a business hat: why we need to think from the employer’s perspective

Liz Garnham, TSI Trainer and Consultant, DFN Project SEARCH Associate

“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”. In this session Liz shares her experiences of working with employers to support individuals with autism, and what can be done to increase employment opportunities amongst those with SEN.

 

 

Alex and Martin’s podcast series on autism, learning disabilities and employment

Alex Farnese, Intern, BeyondAutism & Martin Kelly, Intern, BeyondAutism

Alex and Martin wanted to create a podcast series that would educate employers surrounding the issues and barriers that prevent adults with autism and learning disabilities finding meaningful employment. They hope their podcast series will encourage employers to hire adults with disabilities.

ABA is not an intervention

Nichola Booth, MSc ABA Course Director and Lecturer in ABA and Autism, Queen’s University Belfast

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. In this session Nicola discusses why ABA is not an intervention.

Don’t forget to claim your CEU’s for this session by completing this form.

 

 

Creating a more inclusive society: Improving local provision for children and adults

Elizabeth Robinson, Head of Post-19, BeyondAutism

In this session Elizabeth explores how local provision can support those with autism to be active members of their local communities.

 

 

Whose behaviour is it, anyway?

Audrey Pantelis, Director, Elevation Coaching and Consulting LTD

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. In this session Audrey encourages everyone to examine their own behaviour and what impacts they have within the school environment.

 

 

The impact of COVID-19

Kieran Bird, Executive Head, BeyondAutism

In this session Kieran examines the impact of COVID-19 on SEN schools, and the lessons learned from the pandemic that will influence teaching children with SEN in the future.

 

 

‘We’ve said something more interesting, now what?’

Panel debate hosted by Louise Denne, BCBA, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research, University of Warwick

Panellists include:

  • Audrey Pantelis, Director, Elevation Coaching and Consulting LTD
  • Nichola Booth, MSc ABA Course Director and Lecturer in ABA and Autism, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Liz Garnham, TSI Trainer and Consultant, DFN Project SEARCH Associate
  • Sarah Wakeling, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, Positive Behaviour Support Consultancy

 

 

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