To give you a flavour of the weekend and to support NPA Members who want to revisit the seminars they attended, we have made available a selection of clips from Conference 2016.
Whether you were able to attend or not, here are just a few highlights from the weekend, including links to further information. We had 11 different seminars and 2 keynote speakers across the 2 days, we hope this new content will inspire and inform you.
Even if you attended the Conference, we know there is never enough time to attend every seminar, or you may want to revisit those you did attend and listen again.
Keynote Presentations and Seminars
Seminar - Dr Caroline Smith - Working Together to Promote Positive Behaviour of Children with Autism
Dr Caroline Smith, author of ‘Plan A is for Autism: Using the AFFECTS Model to Promote Positive Behaviour’ (Speechmark Publication) outlines the advantages of trying to draw on ‘the teams’ skills and strengths in making a difference to the child. It emphasises the importance of adults recognising and doing what they can, not stretching themselves to extremes so that every part of the day (and night!) becomes stressful and seemingly impossible.
Seminar – Writing and Developing a Social Story
Dr Caroline Smith (author of the Speechmark publisher’s best seller ‘Writing and developing Social Stories)
Social Stories, developed by Carol Gray in 1994, are used worldwide to help young people and adults with autism understand what is going on in their world and, in so doing, prompt appropriate behaviour.