Sally Fraser, Clinical Lead Speech & Language Therapist
Annamarie, Parent Carer, is looking into starting a coding club for children on the Autistic Spectrum who have a talent for computer coding.
Coping and support workshops help to identify stress and its impact on family life, look at the causes of stress, and provide tips on how to cope plus sources of advice and support.
Candy Holder, Head of Pupil Services (Islington Council) and Angie Fenn, Regional Development Manager at Contact a Family.
Mark Brown, Special needs advisor from Special Help for Special Needs, giving tips on how to manage your child’s sleep and providing information about additional sources of help, advice and support.
Louise The Menthon and Alison Sutherland (KIDS) presenting on transfers form statement to EHCPs and Lydia Wong (Centre 404) presenting on new EHCP request overview.
Ellie Chesterman, Joint Commissioning Manager - Disabilities, talked about the new Islington Autism Board, getting parents’ insight on the key issues in Islington.
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.
We had Islington Healthwatch talking about their report on access to health services for people with autism.
Jo Hussain, Supporting Families Deputy Manager (Centre 404) and Alison Huneke, Helpline manager in Afasic.
Talking about their work fulfilling the Council’s statutory school improvement duties.
ID and discount cards for people with disabilities
Jenny Buchan, a parent representative at the Islington Parent Action Group
Jo Hussain, Supporting Families Deputy Manager, presenting on the different sections of an EHCP and their importance, timeframes and outcomes.
(flexible working, parental leave...) - Working Families, in parnership with the Law firm DLA Piper.
Helen Heery, SENCo network co-ordinator and Assistant Head for Includion at Tufnell Park Primary School, presenting on the role of SENCOS, support available and access to services at school.
Talking about education support at schools, the role of SENCOS and EHCPs.
David Wainwright, Vulnerable Pupils Service Development Manager for Islington and Matthew Dodd, Principal Officer from the Council for Disabled Children.
Mark Brown, Special Needs Advisor, presenting on the concept of puberty, social development and sexualised behaviour.