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Autism: rhetoric and reality
What is the real picture for children with autism? More

Pupils pay price for leadership failure
Valuable learning time is being lost, warns Ofsted. More

Be the best you can be
What makes a top Paralympic athlete? More

Cracking the SEN Code
How to implement the new SEN Code of Practice. More

Seeing the positives
Living with dyspraxia and dyslexia.
More

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


Featured organisations


Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking eliminates the frustration of typing and spelling for people with learning difficulties.  You can use your voice to express your thoughts or ideas in writing more quickly and easily, to control your computer or search the web, generating independence and confidence in users.  Find out more here.


My Cognition
Cognition is the ability to think, learn and remember. My Cognition are committed to helping parents raise ability and attainment for SEN children through their cognitive training programme. Their 15-minute online/iPad assessment measures cognitive health, providing a scientifically validated score. This score personalises a fun and adaptive cognitive training video game. More


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).


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 already being used in thousands of primary and special schools to raise reading and writing standards. Schools still using the previous version of the software, Clicker 5, only have until 31 December 2014 to take advantage of Crick’s special upgrade prices for Clicker 6. More


Consensus is an award-winning independent provider of specialist services for individuals with a learning disability and additional complex needs. Consensus operates 90 specialist services throughout the United Kingdom. Its underlying philosophy is one of supporting individuals to "get the life they want". 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


Active for autism is a new project aiming to improve sport and physical opportunities and provision for people with autism. From January 2015 The National Autistic Society will deliver training to coaches, teachers and volunteers. A number of different training options will be available, book now to secure your place! More


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 ideasGESS 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 GroupEstablished in 1975, 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


 

Study SEN with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best practice in SEN - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Study Specific Learning Difficulties with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best practice teaching children with Specific Learning Difficulties - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Study Gifted and Talented with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best practice working with Gifted and Talented children - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Study Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best teaching children with social and behavioural difficulties - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Study Bilingual Learners with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best practice teaching bilingual learners - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


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


Various December 2014 – March 2015
People First Education: Making Visual Strategies and Social Stories
16 December: Gateshead
18 December: Bristol
8 January: Leeds/Bradford Airport
9 January: Carlisle
15 January: Gloucester
4 February: Hull

9 March: 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


Various January and February 2015
People First Education: Getting it Right for Learners with Dyslexia Day
12 January: Wolverhampton

19 January: Luton
2 February: Doncaster
12 February: 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


from January 2015
NAS Training - Active for autism - new training and consultancy for teachers and sports coaches
Various locations plus in-house option
Developing understanding and practical strategies. More


13 January 2015
Supporting Visually Impaired Students - Outreach Open Day
Do you teach a visually impaired student at your school? Would you like advice on ways you can support them? 
This informal day will give you the opportunity to meet subject teachers, get hands-on experience of specialist equipment, and get practical support and advice on specific curriculum areas of your choice, such as maths, PE, music, science and Braille. Who should attend? Education professionals who are new to supporting visually impaired students. Book here


13 and 28 January 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. More 


24 January 2015
Inside I’m Hurting: Attachment-Based Interventions for Child Professionals and Parents
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


27 January 2015
NAS Training – Understanding people with autism
Manchester
Learn about autism and how people with autism experience the world. More 


28 January 2015
NAS Training – Supporting people with autism – The SPELL Framework
Manchester
Learn about strategies for supporting people with autism, using the NAS SPELL framework for understanding and responding to the needs of people with autism. More 


7 February 2015
Children in Turmoil: Derailed Development. Cutting-Edge Interventions to Put Them Back on Track
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


10 February 2015
Introduction to visual impairment and autism in children and young people

Henshaws College, Harrogate
Professionals are invited to attend a one-day course exploring effective strategies for supporting young people with visual impairment and autism with Ian Bell. Discounted rate of £25 per person. For more information,
email Henshaws College  or call: 01423 886451. 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
NAS Training – Understanding behaviour
Manchester
Learn about exploring behaviour in relation to autism, considering underlying reasons and potential interventions. More


12 and 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. 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 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


11 and 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. 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


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


13 June 2015
The Art of Therapeutic Conversation with Children, Teenagers and Parent-Child Relationships
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


22 – 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


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

Chailey Heritage Foundation
Nuance
My Cognition
LVS Oxford
Centre for Child mental Health
NAS sport
Which School for Special Needs
NAS teaching
Consensus
Seashell Trust
Now Hear Me
BBC Something Special Magazine
Middlesex University
Jordan Publishing
The Autism Directory