NEW Development Day on Friday 16th November 2018

NPA Conference 2015

Portage and Early Years Development Day




Supporting Children who have Social Communication Difficulties

Date: Friday 16 November, 2018

Venue: Priory Rooms, Birmingham

Programme for the Day and Application/Seminar Choice Form

We are very pleased to be offering another Development Day for parents/carers and practitioners to come together in a stimulating environment to learn and share.  The NPA Annual General Meeting which used to take place during Conference will be incorporated into the day. 

See General Information on the event, including full details of the seminar choices and the presenters for the day including our Keynote Speaker - Melanie Vijayaratnam.  Melanie has worked with children and families for over 30 years and remains passionate about supporting the development of the child, especially those with additional needs, as well as empowering parents and professionals. She is an experienced trainer who has written and delivered a number of well-received and highly evaluated parent programmes as well as a wide variety of training courses for schools and educational settings. As well as delivering the Keynote Speech, Melanie will be presenting a seminar on Understanding Behaviour and she will be joined by 3 other professionals with a wealth of experience offering seminars on What is Autism?, The Sensory world of Autism and Understanding issues with eating and feeding in children with social communication difficulties. 

We have missed Bonny following her retirement from the role of NPA Conference Coordinator.  Completed applications for this Development Day should be sent to the NPA office still using -

Secure your place to attend this exciting day!  Completed applications should be submitted by the extended deadline of  Friday 2 November 2018 
Fee: £90.00+VAT

We all look forward to seeing you in Birmingham on 16 November, 2018! 


Read more about and listen to highlights from the 2015 and 2016 NPA Conferences.