Did you miss a group or workshop you really wanted to attend? don't worry, here you can view and download presentations from our guest speakers.
ASC for Tea
TFL - We had Transport For London talking about the services they offer for people with disabilities.
Coding club - Annamarie, Parent Carer, is looking into starting a coding club for children on the Autistic Spectrum who have a talent for computer coding.
- Wizzie Wizzie Coding club for all children between 8-14 (already running in Islington) - go to website
Islington Autism Board - Ellie Chesterman, Joint Commissioning Manager - Disabilities, talked about the new Islington Autism Board, getting parents’ insight on the key issues in Islington.
Islington Challenging Behaviour Resource - Vicky Mathews (clinical psychologist) presenting on the new Islington Challenging Behaviour Resource designed to support a positive approach to behaviour management for people with severe and profound learning disabilities and/or Autism.
Transition to Adulthood - Lisa D’Costa, Transition Development Officer and ASSIST Consultant at the National Autistic Society presenting on Transition to Adulthood.
Parents Forum (formerly Talking Shop)
28th November 2017 - We had Islington Healthwatch taling about their report on access to health services for people with autism, the Head of Isligton Pupil Services, Candy Holder, talking about their SEN Strategy for 2018-2020 and the Strategy and Commissioning Manager, Richard Wells, talking about Islington's SEN local offer.
SEND IASS (Family Action), Islington SENCO Co-ordinator and KIDS talking about education support at schools, the role of SENCOS and EHCPs.
Rights of parent carers of disabled children at the workplace (flexible working, parental leave...) - Working Families, in parnership with the Law firm DLA Piper,.
Parent Participation, My journey - Jenny Buchan, a parent representative at the Islington Parent Action Group - How being involved in the Parents Forum help me and my son. We also talked about the structure and purpose of the Parents Forum and how the Parents Forum can tackle social isolation.
- My journey - How being involved in the Parents forum help me an my son - Jenny's presentation
- How the Parents Forum help tackle social isolation - Centre 404's presentation
The Future of SEND provision in Islington - Candy Holder, Head of Pupil Services (Islington Council) presenting on the Implementation plan (last part of the consultation started in October 2015) and Local Area Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Inspection.
Purpose of a Parent Forum, new National Disability Cards, EHCPs and Preparing for Adulthood.
Islington School Improvement Team talking about their work fulfilling the Council’s statutory school improvement duties.
'Writing Social Stories' - Clare Ward from The Bridge Outreach service. Social Stories give a person information about situations they find difficult or confusing. They are a strength-based teaching strategy, which builds on natural skills and behaviours.
Islington Local Offer website, SEN Provision, new Short Breaks statement and Speech and Language difficulties - Jo Hussain, Supporting Families Deputy Manager (Centre 404) and Alison Huneke, Helpline manager in Afasic.
Education provision for children and young people with SEND and SEN support in mainstream school. - Candy Holder, Head of Pupil Services (Islington Council) and Angie Fenn, Regional Development Manager at Contact a Family.
Universal Credit, Education Provision review and Short Breaks services - Ian Smith, DWP National Partnership Team, Candy Holder, Head of Pupil Services, Islington Council, and Richard Wells, Short Breaks Manager, Islington Council.
Access to SLT and OT - Sally Fraser, Clinical Lead Speech & Language Therapist
SEND reforms and best practice in developing new EHC plans and the transfers of existing statements - David Wainwright, Vulnerable Pupils Service Development Manager for Islington and Matthew Dodd, Principal Officer from the Council for Disabled Children.