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2011

Training courses from The National Autistic Society

May & June 2011

Please visit www.autism.org.uk/training and click on the brochure for more details
Socialeyes facilitator training

Overview

Socialeyes is a new and innovative approach to learning social skills and developing social understanding for people on the autism spectrum, and is primarily suitable for people with Asperger syndrome. This learning resource has been developed with people with autism and Asperger syndrome, alongside leading professionals in the field.

This interactive two-day facilitator course will help you learn how to facilitate Socialeyes and give people with autism the tools they need to participate more fully in the world.

Price
£378 (inclusive of VAT, including the cost of the Socialeyes resource pack)

When and where
Date
13/14 June 2011
Location
London
Trainer
Kate Nixon
SPELL Three – Communication & Social Interaction

SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum, developed through evidence-based practice. You will use the framework as part of this training to reflect on your practice and plan how you will use the knowledge gained to influence the support you provide to people with autism.

Price
£150 (inclusive of VAT)

When and where
Date
26 May 2011
Location
London
Trainer
Joanne Neil
SPELL: Autism trainer development

The National Autistic Society, in partnership with The Tizard Centre, University of Kent,have developed the training materials ‘Understanding and supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum’, published by Pavilion. There will bean element of pre-course work involved, therefore, delegates must purchase the pack in advance of attending the programme. Details of how to do this will be provided when your application is approved.

This programme is for those wishing to become an Autism Trainer using the pack ‘Understanding and supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum’. You are required to have a good understanding of the autism spectrum.

Price
£216 (inclusive of VAT)

When and where
Date
17 June 2011
Location
London
Trainer
Richard Mills/ Mandy Rutter

The Welsh Assembly Government would like to invite you to the formal launch of 12 bilingual information booklets aimed at people and organisations living and/or working with individuals with ASD.

The event will commence with guest speaker and sponsor Gwenda Thomas AM, Deputy Minister for Social Services at 2pm on 3rd February 2011 at The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff. We would be delighted if you could join us (the event will last approximately 2 hours - refreshments will be provided).

Please RSVP to Jennie Thomas - Autism Cymru email: jennie@autismcymru.org or telephone 02920 463263.

2010

Please find below information on three major up and coming events in the world of autism happening here in Wales.

Autism 2010 – www.awares.org – 6th International Online Conference

Just to let you know that you can register right now for Autism 2010, the sixth international online conference to be held within the AWARES conference centre, at www.awares.org/conferences

The conference is run once again by the Editor of Awares, Adam Feinstein, and hosted by Autism Cymru, Wales’ National Charity for Autism. Yet again, an unprecedented list of the world’s top autism authorities has agreed to take part and you will have a unique opportunity to put your questions directly to them online in the Discussion forum once the conference officially opens on November 8, 2010. Speakers’ papers will be put on the website over the next couple of weeks to give delegates a chance to read them before the conference starts and to prepare questions for the experts.

There’s an outstanding list of speakers lined up for Autism 2010. They include several prominent people on the autistic spectrum – Donna Williams, Wendy Lawson, Stephen Shore, Liane Holliday Willey and Jesse Saperstein – as well as leading researchers such as Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor Rita Jordan, Dr Peter Mundy, Dr Pamela Heaton, Dr Connie Kasari, Dr Roberto Tuchman and Darold Treffert, top educationalists such as Professor Gary Mesibov and leading world autism advocates such as Merry Barua in India.

The wide range of topics will include: Voices from the spectrum, sensory issues, socialisation, diagnosis and assessment. Asperger’s syndrome, brain studies, genetics, immunology, adolescents and adults, psychology, biomedical approaches, related conditions, language issues, legislation and savant syndrome.

The online conference always proves to be a stimulating, entertaining and informative event. Please let anyone else know who might be interested. The event opens on November 8, 2010, and runs for a week, although I have always extended it due to popular demand.

TEACCH 3-day in South Wales (plus extra day for parents)

3-day TEACCH course with Professor Gary Mesibov, of Division Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.DTEACCH at the University of North Carolina. March 29th–31st 2011.

ESIS Conference Centre, Nantgarw, near Cardiff.

The 3-day TEACCH course is of great practical benefit to all professionals who work with people with an autistic spectrum disorder including teachers, social care workers, speech and language therapists, psychologists, learning support staff and many others.

It is designed to familiarise participants with autism and the various approaches to working with people with autism and their families. Structured Teaching, Division TEACCH’s main intervention approach, will be emphasised and participants will see how it has evolved in response to the unique needs of the autistic population. Aspects of applying TEACCH techniques to classroom instruction will be highlighted.

What previous delegates said about this event:

“Dr Mesibov was an extremely interesting and engaging speaker whose experience in the field of autism ensured a very enjoyable 3-day course. Thank you so much.”

“3 days is a long time for a course but not in this case – could have listened for 3 more.”

“A superb 3 days, truly inspiring, I have grown in my knowledge and enthusiasm and feel far better equipped to deal with my ASD darlings!”

“This was quite simply the best training on ASD I have received to date”

“The real-life stories helped me to understand the autistic perspective”

The cost of the course is £425, including lunch and refreshments. (Discount is available with group bookings)

Wales’ 4th International Autism Conference

Developments in Autistic Spectrum Disorders: IMPACT

City Hall, Cardiff
Tuesday 21st June – Wednesday 22nd June 2011

Autism Cymru is delighted to invite you back to Cardiff for Wales’ 4th International Autism Conference.

The International Conference, now in its 4th run has consistently proven to be a valuable learning and networking opportunity to all that attend. It will once again bring together internationally renowned researchers, practitioners and individuals with autistic spectrum disorders to share their insights and experiences in order to improve understanding and practice.

The 2011 conference theme will be IMPACT, looking at what the Impact has been of the Awareness Raising, Training, Government Strategies, Research, Partnerships etc.

The conference costs have been frozen at the 2008 conference fee to ensure that our conference is affordable and accessible to as many people who work and live with ASD. But despite the lack of price increase, we will still host an intensive conference programme featuring an array of the best speakers from around the world.

The conference fee includes admission to lectures, over 20 workshops and exhibitions. It also includes admission to a low key delegate social evening on Tuesday 21st June 2011.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Temple Grandin (USA)
  • Dr Judith Gould (UK)
  • Theo Peeters (Belgium)
  • Professor Tony Charman (UK)
  • Brenda Smith Myles (USA)
  • Dr Susan Bryson (Canada)
  • Dr Sally Rogers (USA)
  • Dean Beadle (UK)

Autism Cymru Conference Office
C/O Thomas Simon Solicitors,
62 Newport Road,
Cardiff, Wales, CF24 0DF

Email: jennie@autismcymru.org
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2046 3263

Wales’ 4th International Autism Conference - Developments in Autistic Spectrum Disorders: IMPACT

Delegate Registration Form - PDF format 81Kb


North Wales Regional Convention 2010

Monday 8 November 2010, 9.30am–3.30pm
Elwy Hall, Grange Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire LL18 4RG

North Wales Regional Convention 2010 – ASD Transition into Adulthood

North Wales Regional Convention 2010 – ASD Transition into Adulthood – Word Format 307Kb

North Wales Regional Convention 2010 – ASD Transition into Adulthood – PDF Format 72Kb

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North Wales Regional Convention 2010 – Booking Form

North Wales Regional Convention 2010 – Booking Form – Word Format 370Kb

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North Wales Regional Convention 2010 – Booking Form – Text Format 3.0Mb


Welsh Assembly Government ASD Newsletters – June Issue 2

Welsh Assembly Government ASD Newsletters - June 2010 Issue 2 – PDF Format 277Kb


Archive

2009

Autism in Wales Project 17th June

The National Autistic Society Cymru (NAS Cymru) would like to invite you to a consultation day to hear your views on: how things can be improved in Wales for people with autism; where there are gaps in support and services; and any good practice that exists across Wales. We are keen to hear from individuals with autism, their parents, carers, families and professionals.

We would like to invite you to attend: North Wales – Thursday 17th of June – 9.30am–12.30pm – OpTIC Technium, St. Asaph, LL17 OJD.

Your views will help us to plan an NAS Cymru campaign for 2011, which will be focus on what can be improved for people with autism in Wales. If you would like to attend one of these events, please reserve a place by emailing campaignwales@nas.org.uk or phoning 029 20 629 314. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided, but please note that spaces are limited. There will also be other opportunities for you to share your views over the coming months.

Autism and Thinking Lecture 22nd June

Autism and Thinking Lecture – 22nd June 2010 (1pm–4pm) at Glyndwr University Wrexham

Autism and Thinking Lecture Booking form

Autism and Thinking Lecture Booking form – Word Format 112Kb

Autism and Thinking Lecture Booking form – PDF Format 106Kb


Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Awareness Raising Event Leaflet

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Awareness Raising Event Leaflet – PDF Format 346Kb

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Awareness Raising Event Poster

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Awareness Raising Event Poster – PDF Format 453Kb

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Awareness Raising Event Comments

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder Awareness Raising Event Comments – PDF Format 48Kb

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Awareness Raising Event Comments – RTF Format 824Kb

  • Conference – Think Differently about Autism
    Conference on ASD held on Friday May 15th 2009 7pm-9:30pm at Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham.
  • World Autism Awareness Day 2009
    April 2nd 2009 was World Autism Awareness Day and to raise awareness of ASD among employees of Wrexham County Borough Council, information was posted about ASD and World Autism Awareness Day on the front page of the intranet.

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