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Featured stories

Edward Timpson on a visit to Hereward College, Coventry.
Final SEN Code of Practice revealed
Children’s Minister Edward Timpson writes exclusively for SEN on publication of the new SEN Code of Practice... More

Dyslexics have “magical” brains, says Princess
HRH Princess Beatrice tells pupils about her struggle with dyslexia… More

Planning for transition
Preparing children with SEN for the move to secondary school… More

“Two households, both alike in dignity…”
How children with learning difficulties came to perform with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre… More

Parent carers are improving health services
Parents of disabled children are helping to change health services for the better… More

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Featured organisations


Consensus
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".
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The Witherslack Group
The Witherslack Group is a leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with special educational needs, including autistic spectrum conditions and Asperger's syndrome. The high standard of provision is consistently recognised, not only by Ofsted, but by the young people in its care. More


BBC Something Special Magazine
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


iSwitch
The iSwitch is a new Bluetooth switch which enables switch access to iDevices. iSwitch provides comprehensive scanning switch access to all switch accessible apps and switch control option in iOS7. Small in size and powerful in performance, iSwitch allows for fast and simple wireless connection to an iDevice using Bluetooth 2.1. More


Douglas Silas Solicitors
Douglas Silas Solicitors are the legal experts specialising in SEN who help parents successfully through each stage of the statementing process, including with appealing if necessary. Their website at www.SpecialEducationalNeeds.co.uk is also a very popular resources with lots of free information, used by thousands of parents and professionals each month. More


LVS Oxford
LVS Oxford school for students with autism and Asperger’s opens September 2014 – providing day and weekly residential places for learners aged 11 to 19, following the successful LVS Hassocks’ model. Enquiries are welcomed so please call the school on 01865 595170 and go and have a look around. 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


Sheiling School Thornbury
The Sheiling School is a residential Steiner special school offering both residential and day placements, as well as short term breaks. It provides specialist therapeutic education for children six to 19 with diagnoses of autism and other forms of ASD, Asperger’s, PDA as well as emotional and behaviour difficulties and attachment disorders. More


Strawberry Jam Books
Free online resources, including e-books, for children four to 12.  Also, Friendship Adventure project pack for primary schools and children’s groups –  story themes linked to fun activities that promote the values of kindness, friendship, inclusion and understanding of differences, disabilities, etc. Plus, Story Shop for paperback versions of books. More


The Hesley Group
Established 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


Sensory Technology
Sensory Technology Ltd, a specialist multi-sensory company within the design, manufacture and installation of sensory environments, are proud to announce that they are in their tenth year of business. Awarding their customers with a professional service at an affordable realistic price, Sensory Technology are the first choice for many schools. 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


Magic Words speech therapy for schools
Magic Words speech therapy for schools is an established, independent speech and language therapy service available to be bought in by schools to provide speech and language assessment, advice, therapy and training. Evidence your pupil premium spending and improve your student's speech, language and communication skills. More


Seashell Trust
Seashell 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


TCES Group
TCES Group schools across London and Essex offer day-school provision for BESD/ASC pupils at KS2-4 and post-16. Four tiers of service, strategically aligned along a continuum of need, are differentiated according to each pupil’s needs, experiences to date and hoped for outcomes. 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 free professional development events for professionals working with young people with disabilities. Next event: Eye Gaze Clinic 24 September - demonstrations of the latest technology from Smartbox Assistive Technology and hands-on sessions. Booking essential.  admissions@henshaws.ac.uk  or call: 01423 886451. More


Henshaws College Family Open Days
Regular Open Days for families and students to explore the campus, meet staff and students and learn how Henshaws could support you to achieve your goals. Open days: 8 Oct, 26 Nov, 4 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Apr and 17 June. Booking essential.  admissions@henshaws.ac.uk  or call: 01423 886451. 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 September 2014
People First Education: Dyslexia Day

9 September: Premier Inn, Carlisle
17 September: Premier Inn Leeds/Bradford Airport
25 September: Lansdowne Hotel Norwich
30 September: Premier Meetings Port Solent, Portsmouth

Effective inclusion of learners with dyslexia: A day course to enhance the literacy skills of learners with dyslexia.
£145 + VAT.
Contact for information and availability. Online booking available. 01427 667556. More


Various September and October 2014
SEN Code in Practice

22 September: York
23 September: Birmingham
29 September: Bristol
30 September: Central London
2 October: Salisbury
3 October: Outer London
Full details and online booking coming soon: www.learning-works.org.uk


Various September and October 2014
People First Education: Visual Interventions and Social Stories Day

11: September: Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre
16 September: Premier Inn, The Haymarket Bristol
18 September: Premier Inn Brighouse West Yorkshire
2 October: Premier Inn (Team Valley), Gateshead
7 October: London Docklands, ExCel London
8 October: Latton Bush Centre, Harlow, Essex

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 September to November 2014
Parenting The FASD Child Workshops

17 Sept: Hereford
25 Nov: Southampton

These are practical, informal half-day workshops led by Julia Brown.
Cost is £42 per person or £78 per couple. To reserve your place or find out more, e-mail Sue Cox at: admin@fasdtrust.co.uk


6 September 2014
Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings in Small Groups, with Circle Time Techniques

London
Training day
10.00 - 17.30
Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


11 September 2014
Kidz Scotland

Royal Highland Exhibition Centre, Edinburgh EH28 8NB
Free event for children with disabilities and special needs, their families, carers and the professionals who support them. Exhibitions of equipment, products, and services with a full programme of CPD seminars.
9.30am to 4.30pm
Tel: 0161 607 8200, fax: 0161 607 8201, email: info@disabledliving.co.uk
More


13 September 2014
I’m Deeply Unhappy…But Don’t Help Me! Reaching Out to Highly Defended Children (Age 5-18)

London
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


24 September 2014
People First Education: Promoting Positive Behaviour Day

Best Western Oaklands Hall, Laceby, Grimsby
For learners with ADHD/ASD and related conditions
£175 + VAT.
Contact for information and availability. Online booking available. 01427 667556. More


29 September to 1 October 2014
Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

Derby
Trainer:  Sidney Chu PhD, MSc, PDip (Biomech) .
Occupational therapist working with children with DCD or developmental dyspraxia within the mainstream school system? Learn assessment and treatment procedures for neuro-postural control/praxis/perceptual function and perceptual motor skills.
Cost £330
www.ncore.org.uk
Dhft.ncore@nhs.net


Various October 2014
Learning Works CPD Courses
6 and 7 October: Managing the Role of the SENCO Mod 2 (days 1 and 2) – Accredited now sold out.
13 and 14 October: Overcoming Barriers to Learning in Mathematics Mod 1 (days 1 and 2) – Only 3 Accredited places left.
15 and 16 October: Teaching Children with Specific Learning Difficulties Mod 2 (days 1 and 2) – Only 1 Accredited place left
.
For full details and booking online, click here


Various October and November 2014
Education Forum Roadshow –  FASD: Implications for Education

7 October: Worcester
4 November: Nottingham
11 November: Coventry
19 November: Sheffield

Training for Teachers and others involved in school/education. These one-day sessions, led by Brian Roberts, former Headteacher and Virtual Headteacher for Peterborough Looked After Children, are part of our on-going programme to improve the outcomes for children with FASD in education. To find out more or reserve your place, email Stefan at: events@fasdtrust.co.uk


7 October 2014
Turning Theory Into Practice

London
For parents and those representing parents/children/young people, award-winning Douglas Silas explains the new SEN law and outlines how to resolve disputes. More


9 October 2014
Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference

London
This conference aims to further the discussion around diagnosis and support for women and girls. Dr Wenn Lawson will give the keynote address. Register by 29 August to take advantage of the early bird rate. More


9 October 2014
Parents in Partnership Stockport (PiPS) Annual Information Day

Stockport County Football Club
There will be seminars and workshops on current topics and issues for families, as well as a chance to meet professionals and service providers.
9.30am – 4.30pm
Further information will be issued at: www.pipstockport.org


10 and 11 October 2014
TES Special Educational Needs Show

Business Design Centre, London
This is the event of the year for school leaders, teachers, support staff, parents and carers with an interest in SEN. There are eight seminars covering the new SEN Code of Practice, plus inspiring CPD and 16 free workshop sessions. Register for your free fast-track entry pass at: www.tessenshow.co.uk


14 October 2014
Understanding and supporting challenging behaviour in people with autism

Birmingham
The event will discuss the causes of anxiety for people with autism and the types of behaviour which can be used to express this anxiety. Register by 29 August to take advantage of the early bird rate. More


15 October 2014
NAS Training – Learning to wee and poo in the right place – continence problems in children with autism

Leeds
The event will look at autism and the reasons why children may have toileting difficulties, toileting training, and specific continence issues, alongside specific autism-related continence issues. More


18 October 2014
How Troubled Childhoods Affect Brains, Body, Health and The Next Generation: What we can do about it
London
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


20 to 24 October 2014
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.
£1195 professionals/parents
Further dates available
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
training@priorscourt.org.uk  01635 247202  More


22 October 2014
Turning Theory Into Practice

London
For schools/colleges, award-winning Douglas Silas explains the new SEN law and outlines how to resolve disputes. More


28 October, 11 and 25 November 2014
NAS Training & University of Cumbria – Introduction to working with individuals on the autism spectrum
Lancaster
A 20 credit module that explores ways of working with people with autism and Asperger syndrome in a range of settings, validated at both undergraduate and graduate levels. More


1 November 2014
A Day with Professor Leslie Greenberg Healing Through Attachment and Emotion

Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


6 November 2014
Turning Theory Into Practice

London
For local authorities (both education and care), award-winning Douglas Silas explains the new SEN law and outlines how to resolve disputes. More


10 to 12 November 2014
Occupational Therapy for Children with Developmental Perceptual Dysfunctions

Derby
Trainer: Sidney Chu PhD, MSc, PDip (Biomech).
An introduction to the perceptual model of practice, the assessment and procedures involved plus treatment approaches and intervention techniques for children with DPD.
Cost £330
www.ncore.org.uk
Dhft.ncore@nhs.net


13 November 2014
Workshop on "Sensory Strategies for Attention" and "Promoting Positive Handwriting"

Northampton
Attend one or both half day sessions in Northampton and learn how to help your students get ready for learning and develop good handwriting habits.
Thrive OT Services, Ltd
More


15 November 2014
From Loving in Pain to Loving in Peace. Interventions for Attachment Disorders
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


18 November 2014
Learning Works 2nd National Conference for Teachers of English

Moor Hall, Cookham
For teachers of English and literacy, literacy coordinators, heads of departments, SENCOs, learning support staff and literacy tutors. Full details and booking coming soon, click here.


18 November 2014
Turning Theory Into Practice

For healthcare organisations/professionals, award-winning Douglas Silas explains the new SEN law and outlines how to resolve disputes. More


20 November 2014
ISC SEN Conference

BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP
The ninth in this prestigious series of conferences aimed at SENCOs, directors of learning, learning support teachers and heads and SMT members who wish to understand or improve the SEN provision in their schools. Topics to be covered include SEND reform, access arrangements, dyspraxia, co-morbidity, phonics and emotional health issues.
Book at: https://www.iaps.org.uk/courses/detail/687/


25 November 2014
Autism a hands on approach: 11th Annual National Conference

Stockport
A conference organised and attended by parents and professionals, now one of the largest conferences of this type in the North West. This year again the conference has attracted some of the biggest names in the world of autism: Prof Rita Jordan, Prof David Skuse, Dr Jacqui Ashton – Smith, Phoebe Caldwell and Charlotte Moore (author/parent). For further details, contact Tanya Farley on: 07966 399 709 or email: autism.ahandsonapproach@gmail.com


26 November 2014
NAS Training - 10.2 Social Stories One day workshop

Manchester
Learn how to write and implement Social Stories. More


27 November 2014
Autism 2014 – Good Practice and Practical Strategies

Glasgow
A one-day conference
Contact Medica CPD for further information:
Tel: 0141 638 4098. Email: Carolyn@medicacpd.com
Web: www.medicacpd.com


28 November 2014
Sensory Processing And Autism

Glasgow
A half-day training course
Contact Medica CPD for further information:
Tel: 0141 638 4098. Email: Carolyn@medicacpd.com
Web: www.medicacpd.com


2 December 2014
Open Local Study Day:  FASD: Implications for Professional Practice

2 December: Exeter
Multi-disciplinary days looking at FASD, what is it, how it impacts on a person/society, the support needs of the affected individual and their family and implications for practice across various professional fields. To find out more or reserve your place, email Stefan at: events@fasdtrust.co.uk


3 December 2014
Turning Theory Into Practice

For educational psychologists/therapists, award-winning Douglas Silas explains the new SEN law and outlines how to resolve disputes. More


28 January 2015
Learning Works 4th National Conference for Able, Gifted and Talented

Moor Hall Conference Centre, Cookham
For class and subject teachers, co-ordinators for able or gifted and talented pupils, learning support teachers, directors of studies and senior managers. Full details and online booking coming soon, click here.


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


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

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE
GESS Dubai is the region’s only event dedicated to the entire spectrum of educational supplies and solutions. With a wide range of products, live demonstrations and a comprehensive three-day conference programme, there is no better place to see the latest education technologies and solutions in action. More


15 and 16 May 2015
18th Annual SEND Residential Conference

Alexandra House, Swindon
For SENCOs, learning support coordinators and teachers working in independent and international schools.
Full details and online booking coming soon: www.learning-works.org.uk


25 June 2015
7th National Dyscalculia & MLD Conference

London
For all teachers of numeracy and maths, SENCOs and learning support teachers, LA inclusion and numeracy support teams and educational psychologists.
Full details and online booking coming soon: www.learning-works.org.uk


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

Magic Words
Prior's Court
Douglas Silas Solicitors
The Hesley Group
NAS conferences
Strawberry Jam Books
LVS Oxford
Learning Works
Centre for Child mental Health
TCES Group of Schools
Consensus
Sheiling School Thornbury
Seashell Trust
iSwitch
TES Special Educational Needs Show
BBC Something Special Magazine
Middlesex University
Jordan Publishing
The Autism Directory