Proud to announce Green Board Game Co and Options Autism
2018 Official Sponsor
Sport for Confidence is a pioneering social enterprise which places Allied Health Professionals alongside sports coaches in leisure centres to enable people with a learning disability to engage in regular, mainstream, sport and physical activities. This unique partnership between healthcare professionals, leisure centres and local sports clubs sees Occupational Therapists working directly with sports coaches and staff, to make adjustments that create truly accessible sport and leisure opportunities.
Ali will present principle research outcomes with case studies of students with autistic spectrum conditions and discuss the progression of current projects and MovementWorks® as a charitable organisation.
MovementWorks® exists to prove that movement matters. We are an evidenced-based organisation. Our work is developed by a qualified dance movement scientist and supported by nationally recognized leading figures in education. Read more about us.
We are committed to ongoing research.
We provide inclusive dance-movement based intervention programmes that are both mainstream and SEN appropriate. They are designed to optimise physical development to accelerate learning and to enhance communication and global understanding.
Becky is a Speech and Language Therapist working at Options Roxby House. Having previously worked in secure services with people with Learning Disabilities and Autism, an independent Speech and Language Therapy company specialising in SEN and Autism prior to that, as well as having two brothers on the spectrum, she eats sleeps and breathes Autism!
Options, part of Outcomes First Group, provide care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. We offer a pathway of services, with specialist teams of highly trained staff, including education, care and therapeutic teams. We provide a person-centred approach to education and care, looking at the full needs of the individual and adapting our interventions accordingly.
Becky will be giving a talk on managing behaviour in people with Autism from the perspective of behaviour = communication, and how to use this perspective to reduce and manage behaviours which can be a challenge to deal with.
Paul Isaacs is am Autism Training Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, Author & Patron at Thomley Families
“Do not fear people with Autism, embrace them, Do not spite people with Autism unite them, Do not deny people with Autism accept them for then their abilities will shine”
John-Paul J-Rock Horsley
John-Paul met Anna in 2017 through social media and then again at an Autism fundraiser held by BMW London. John Paul is a member of the band Big Brovaz and proud Father to Richard-Michael Kymanni Horsley and four other children. John-Paul is an advocate for raising Autism Awareness and frequently visits schools and provisions. Anna and John-Paul got on immediately the moment they met, and are on the same wavelength with so much common ground, Autism Awareness being the greatest. There will be lots to follow and lots of secret projects that will be revealed in the near future – so watch out for this collaboration and dynamic duo are set to rock the world of Autism!