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Staying cyber-safe
How to protect kids with SEN when they go online. More

Learning about learning disabilities
Hearing the voice of the 1.4 million living with learning disabilities. More

Talking matters
Easy-to-use word games to improve literacy. More

Families with disabled children can’t afford heating and food
Survey reveals sharp rise in numbers going without the basics. More

A better deal for children with cerebral palsy
How can we provide families living with CP with the support they need? More

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


Featured organisations


World leading speech recognition software 
Your child is smart, but with dyslexia, they face challenges others don’t: writing, spelling and typing can be frustrating and difficult. Dragon NaturallySpeaking changes all that. It turns thoughts into written words, simply by speaking. They can use the computer to edit documents, jot down ideas etc. using their voice. Find out more here.


Now Hear Me
Developed on behalf of NHS Education for Scotland (NES), www.nowhearme.co.uk is a gateway to information and advice aimed at helping people understand the needs of individuals who may have difficulties as a result of impaired or no speech and who use augmentative and alternative communications (AAC).


Shakespeare Schools Festival provides students of any ability with the transformative experience of performing Shakespeare live on a professional stage. 2,000 students from SEN schools starred in the 2014 Festival after their teachers were empowered with expert resources and tailored workshops to direct them. Join the cast of 2015 today.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity which educates and cares for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities and health needs. The innovative charity encompasses Chailey Heritage School, an Ofsted-Outstanding special school, Chailey Heritage Residential for three to 19-year-olds and Futures@Chailey Heritage, a specialist transition provision for 19- to 25-year olds. More


Which School? for Special Needs is an annual guide to independent and non-maintained schools and colleges for pupils with sensory, physical, learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties or dyslexia. Now in its 21st edition, this well-received guide contains a comprehensive directory, updated annually, and also editorial articles. Available in print or free eBook. More


Crick Software
Clicker 6 is the child-friendly word processor that enables pupils to significantly develop their literacy skills. This term, Crick Software is running a number of Clicker 6 regional training days. Led by a Clicker expert, these events combine step-by-step demonstrations with hands-on Clicker time. Places available at £150 per delegate. More


BBC Something Special Magazine is created for all children, of all abilities, so everyone can enjoy the activities. Based on the award-winning CBeebies series, each issue is packed with fun, educational puzzles and stories that encourage communication. Plus, each month, enjoy a quality gift, stickers and at-a-glance Makaton signs. 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 SEN Code of Practice' available for all eBook readers/tablets/smartphones. More details at: www.AGuideToTheSENCodeOfPractice.co.uk


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


The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism. A local charity with a national presence, it provides information, advice, advocacy, training and resources for individuals and their families. More


GESS Education - bursting with education ideas
GESS exhibitions and conferences have earned a reputation for delivering an exceptional variety of educational products and solutions that help raise the quality of teaching and learning in classrooms, as well as a world-class CPD accredited educational forum. More


The Hesley GroupCelebrating 40 years, the Hesley Group provides flexible, specialist residential services, schools and colleges. The Hesley Group aims to offer the best possible care, education and support for young people and adults, often with autism, who have a learning disability and complex needs including behaviour that may challenge. More


Prior's Court
Prior's Court offer 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 focussing on developing independence, life-skills, behaviour management, communication, choice-making, vocational skills and inclusion in the community. More


Sensory Technology Ltd are a specialist multi-sensory company within the design, manufacture and installation of sensory environments. Whether you require a sensory room, sensory garden, soft play area, hydrotherapy pool or padded room they are the first choice for many schools and organisations due to their outstanding service and affordability. More


Seashell Trust provides outstanding education and care services for children and young people with complex communication and learning needs including autism and multi-sensory impairment. Its specialist on-site assessment and leisure facilities enhance and extend the curriculum. Individual programmes are designed by a multi-disciplinary team and delivered by qualified and experienced staff. More


CPD, training and events


Henshaws College Professional Development Days
Harrogate
Regular professional development events and training for professionals working with young people with disabilities. Including training on inclusive learning, assistive technology and networking events. For more information, email Henshaws College  or call: 01423 886451. More


Various Dates
Using Soundbeam to Support the Curriculum and Communication

This course will look at the many ways in which the Soundbeam can be used to support special needs pupils in a classroom environment
Concept Training Ltd.
01524-832828
More


Various dates
Supporting people on the Autism Spectrum in Producing Written Work
It is not uncommon for people with autism to experience difficulties in completing written tasks. This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people or adults, in an educational setting.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates
Autism Spectrum, An Introduction, Level 2

Various venues
Accredited at level 2 by the Open College Network. This course is for anyone working with or caring for either adults or children with autism.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates
Learning Outside the Classroom

This course covers outdoor teaching ideas across all areas of the curriculum for children and young people with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates
Practical and Effective Ways of Using Multi-Sensory Equipment

A practical "hands on" course to learn everything you need to know to get the most out of a multi-sensory environment. Learn what the multi-sensory concept is, how to use it and who can benefit.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates
Intensive Interaction (Phoebe Caldwell) Sensory Issues And Communication Using Body Language
This course uses film and discussion to look at the different sensory experience of children and adults with autism. Learn how their understanding can be helped through visual, auditory and physical interventions.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates (as required)
People First Education SEN INSET training

Effective, personalised, in-house training delivered by experienced, qualified and approachable trainers.
Contact for information and availability. Online booking available.
01427 667556. More


Various dates (as required)
People First Education SEN Consultations and Observations
In-house observations of learners, supported by teacher consultations followed by whole staff lunchtime/twilight feedback session and detailed, personalised written reports including recommendations and interventions.
Contact for information and availability. Online booking available.
01427 667556. More


11 February 2015
NAS Training – Learning to wee and poo in the right place – continence problems in children with autism
London
Learn about common toileting difficulties in children with autism, looking at toileting difficulties, toilet training, specific continence difficulties and autism-related continence issues. More


12 February 2015
People First Education: Getting it Right for Learners with Dyslexia Day
Liverpool
Effective inclusion of learners with dyslexia: A day course to enhance the literacy skills of learners with dyslexia. £145 + VAT. For full details and booking online, click here


12 February 2015
NAS Training – Understanding behaviour
Manchester
Learn about exploring behaviour in relation to autism, considering underlying reasons and potential interventions. More


16 to 20 February 2015
TEACCH five-day course
Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions with direct, supervised experience working with students with autism in a structured setting. Led by TEACCH trainers from Division TEACCH and trainers from Prior’s Court with extensive training and experience with the TEACCH approach following more than seven years working with Division TEACCH.
Price of course to be confirmed.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
training@priorscourt.org.uk  01635 247202  More


17 February 2015
NAS Training – Learning to wee and poo in the right place – continence problems in children with autism
Cardiff
Learn about common toileting difficulties in children with autism, looking at toileting difficulties, toilet training, specific continence difficulties and autism-related continence issues. More


24 February 2015
Turning Theory Into Practice
London

Award-winning, specialist SEN solicitor, Douglas Silas, explains the new SEN framework and outlines how best to avoid/resolve disputes. (No specific audience - provided for everyone). More


24 to 26 February 2015
GESS Dubai - Bursting with Education Ideas

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

GESS Dubai is the Middle East’s leading educational show, offering access to the latest education technologies and solutions. The free to enter, three-day programme is designed for all educational professionals, presenting insight from international experts through diverse live demonstrations. More


25 February 2015
NAS Training – Understanding and Supporting children with PDA 
Cardiff
Learn about pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and its relationships to the autism spectrum. More 


26 and 27 February 2015
EICE

Manchester Central
EICE is an event for all teachers, showing the most innovative ways to use technology in the classroom.
More


3 and 4 March 2015
The National Autistic Society’s Professional conference

Harrogate
This annual two-day conference is a unique opportunity for professionals to discuss best practice and share learning. Expert speakers will present an overview of the changing environment and the latest developments in the field of autism. More


9 March 2015
People First Education: Making Visual Strategies and Social Stories
Liverpool
Visual and auditory social and behavioural strategies for learners with ASDs, ADHD and related conditions. £145 + VAT. Contact for information and availability. Online booking available. 01427 667556. More


11 March
Henshaws College Leisure, Lifestyle and Work Fair

Harrogate
Free event for young people with disabilities, their families and professionals working with them. Explore options available across the north for school leavers. To book a place or for more information, email Henshaws or call 01423 886451. More


11 March 2015
Practical Strategies for Supporting People with Autism and Complex Needs

Ambassador Bloomsbury Hotel, London
Hesley Group will host a one-day event which will include presentations from specialists in speech and language therapy, applied behaviour analysis and occupational therapy. For more information and online booking requests, click here


11 March 2015
Turning Theory Into Practice
London

Award-winning, specialist SEN solicitor, Douglas Silas, explains the new SEN framework and outlines how best to avoid/resolve disputes. (No specific audience - provided for everyone). More 


14 March 2015
Teenagers in Turmoil. Working Effectively with Anxiety, Depression and Anti-Social Behaviour
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


26 March 2015
Turning Theory Into Practice
London

Award-winning, specialist SEN solicitor, Douglas Silas, explains the new SEN framework and outlines how best to avoid/resolve disputes. (Aimed at educational psychologists (EPs)/therapists/other "experts"). More


27 to 29 March 2015
Multi-discipline Rehab Treatment and Rehacare & Orthopedic Canton 2015 (MDRT + R&OC 2015)
Poly World Trade Centre, Guangzhou, China
The leading trade fair of rehabilitation therapy, assistive technology, prosthetics & orthotics in China.
Concurrent Event: International Rehabilitation Canton Forum (IRCF)
http://en.cantonrehacare.com


15 to 17 April 2015
GESS Mexico – Bursting with Education Ideas
World Trade Center, Mexico City
GESS Mexico is the latest launch from GESS portfolio of world class education exhibitions and conferences. GESS is free of charge to attend, giving you the opportunity to experience innovative exhibits and demonstrations from industry experts on the very latest education technologies and solutions. More


24 and 25 April 2015
The Nursery2Primary Show

Bournemouth BIC
Visit the Nursery2Primary Show in April for the leading UK event focused solely on the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 sectors. More


24 to 26 April 2015
Balance/Auditory/Vision/eXercises "Bal-A-Vis-X workshop"
London
Three days of intensive training given by founder Bill Hubert. Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of more than 300 Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises of varied complexity all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm. Work shop for SENCOs, OTs, TAs, healthcare professionals and parents. To See examples of the exercises and make booking visit the website.
07766 837 616. More


25 April 2015
Changing Children’s Lives Through Conversations That Matter (age 5-18 years)

Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


26 April 2015
A Day with World-Leading Affective Neuroscientist Professor Jaak Panksepp. The Neuroscience of Our Emotional Lives
Conference
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


16 May 2015
A Day with Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk: 
The Body Keeps The Score. Mind, Brain, and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Conference
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


16 May 2015
NAPLIC Conference - SEND Reforms and SLCN: Good practice to support children and families
Warwick University
Keynotes include: Christine Lenehan, Anne Fox, Sue Roulstone, Marie Gascoigne. Seminars/exhibition. Member’s early booking held at 2010 price - £95.
For information, email Carol Lingwood or visit: www.naplic.org.uk


12 to 13 June, 19 to 20 June and 26 to 27 June 2015
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society, sponsored by Hesley Group and Witherslack Group
ExCeL London, NEC Birmingham and EventCity Manchester
The Autism Show is the national event for autism, dedicated to the two million people in the UK who live and work with autism on a daily basis. Taking place in London, Birmingham and Manchester, the event connects the growing autism community with the latest information, advice, products and services on the condition. At the event 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.
Book tickets in advance and save 20% at: www.autismshow.co.uk


13 June 2015
Child Counselling: Key Tools and Techniques
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
​Cost: £174​

The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


18 June 2015
Towards a Positive Future

London
This is an annual conference for parents and the professionals who support them. It covers the changes in health, education and social care law which affect families with children with SEN and practical and therapeutic strategies to enable families “Towards a Positive Future”. More


22 to 24 June 2015
NAS Training – TEACCH three day training – with Professor Gary Mesibov
Manchester
Learn about understanding and supporting people with autism using the TEACCH programme. More


3 to 5 July 2015
OUPS Annual Conference: Learning Difficulties

Warwick University
Exploring current research into definition, diagnosis and causation of specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia, autism and working memory impairments. More


9 to 11 October 2015
10th Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Society of Speech, Language and Hearing (APSSLH)
Guangzhou, China
The theme of APCSLH 2015 is "Education, Research and Clinical Service: Within and Beyond Asia and the Pacific" and it will be focusing on the issues of training, research, and practice of the speech, language and hearing science within and beyond the Asia Pacific Rim, benefiting more people with speech, language and hearing disorders.
http://en.cantonrehacare.com


19 to 23 October 2015
TEACCH five-day course

Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions with direct, supervised experience working with students with autism in a structured setting. Led by TEACCH trainers from Division TEACCH and trainers from Prior’s Court with extensive training and experience with the TEACCH approach following more than seven years working with Division TEACCH.
Price of course to be confirmed.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
training@priorscourt.org.uk  01635 247202  More


4 to 8 April 2016
TEACCH five-day course

Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions with direct, supervised experience working with students with autism in a structured setting. Led by TEACCH trainers from Division TEACCH and trainers from Prior’s Court with extensive training and experience with the TEACCH approach following more than seven years working with Division TEACCH.
Price of course to be confirmed.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
training@priorscourt.org.uk  01635 247202  More

Douglas Silas Solicitors
The Hesley Group
NAS conferences
Prior's Court

World Autism Awareness Week
Nuance
LVS Oxford
Chailey Heritage Foundation
Centre for Child mental Health
Which School for Special Needs
Shakespeare Children's Festival
The Autism Show
Seashell Trust
Now Hear Me
Nursery 2 Primary Show
Bal-A-Vis-X
BBC Something Special Magazine
Jordan Publishing
The Autism Directory