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Education Roadshows Other Autism / NAS Events
In 2011/2012, Axcis Education Recruitment in partnership with the National Autistic Society (NAS) developed a series of five regional roadshows throughout the UK to help teachers, and other autism professionals, to learn the tools and strategies they need to support children with autism effectively, featuring a range of expert speakers. The roadshows provided education, health & social care professionals and parents of pupils with autism an opportunity to learn new strategies, share good practice and network.
In addition to that, as part of our commitment to professional development, we hosted a series of FREE 1-hour online webinars in conjunction with the NAS so that teachers and other autism professionals could learn the tools and strategies needed to support children with autism effectively.
Liverpool, was held on Tuesday 11 October 2011 - Crowne Plaza Hotel (View NAS video and testimonials)
Keynote Presentation: Outcomes, standards and good practice with children and young people with autism in the context of the SEN Green Paper
Dr Steve Huggett - Director, Autism Education Trust
Newcastle, was held on Tuesday 8 November 2011 - Newcastle Life Centre (View NAS video and testimonials)
Keynote Presentation: Improving educational outcomes for chidlren on the autism spectrum: priorities and strategies
Dr Glenys Jones - Lecturer and Researcher, Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham
Exeter, was held on Wednesday 1 February 2012 - Exeter Rougemont Hotel (View NAS video and testimonials)
Keynote Presentation: Teaching functional core social skills through motivating shared experiences: a structured approach for students in mainstream secondary school settings
Gina Davis - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Attention Autism
Birmingham, was held on Tuesday 7 February 2012 - Birmingham Holiday Inn (View NAS video and Testimonials)
Keynote Presentation: The Autism Inclusion Toolkit
Lynn Plimley - Head of Research and Partnerships, Autism Cymru
London, was held on Wednesday 28 March 2012 - Wellcome Collection Conference Centre (View NAS video and Testimonials)
Keynote Presentation: Giving children with autism a fair start in life
Robert Buckland - Member of Parliament for South Swindon
Education is a fundamental part of every child's life, but far too many children with autism are not getting the education they need. With the right support, every child has the opportunity to succeed. Parents and young people agree that knowledge of autism, more than anything, helps children's needs to be met. Conversely, many teachers say that developing autism knowledge is their biggest challenge in teaching children with autism. In order to support pupils effectively, staff need to understand pupils needs, their behaviour and the motivation behind it - which is often to children who do not have autism.
Anderson Foundation Schools Challenge
The NAS have another wonderful and long-term partnership with the Anderson Foundation, who this year, among other fundraising activities, have a new activity called the 'Anderson Foundation Schools Fundraising Challenge' which allows a chance for your school to get involved with their 50th birthday celebrations, and help support families affected by autism (read more).
NAS's 50th Birthday Celebration
Axcis Education Recruitment's Managing Director, Jean Wilson, attended the National Autistic Society's 50th Birthday Celebration kick-off in royal style hosted by the NAS's royal patron, the Countess of Wessex at St James's Palace (read more)
NAS Spectrum Ball 2012
Axcis staff attended the NAS Spectrum Ball 2012 at the Carlton Towers Hotel in London to top off the celebrations for their 50th birthday (read more)
NAS Annual Professional Conference 2012
Was held on the 28th and 29th of February 2012 - Manchester Central; Convention Complex, Manchester
Keynote presentation: Examining the quality of life for people with autism over their lifespan
Dr Gary Mesibov
This event attracted almost 600 people from all over the world and brought together some of the most recent research into ASD and the most innovative and exciting classroom practice. Axcis was delighted to sponsor and chair the Education workstream which included presentations on Autism and Sensory Issues, Best Practice in working with Support Staff. We also sponsored the drinks which made us strangely popular, and spoke to educators from across the UK to explain what we do and what makes us different.
Visit our Client Events page for details on future Axcis/NAS events.