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Conference 2021 Presentations

Monday 10 May

Webinar: Access to Community and Employment

Webinar: AAC and GDPR

Tuesday 11 May

Webinar: 10 Mobile apps we love

Webinar: Using apps to support students into work

Wednesday 12 May

Keynote: Specialist FE and the Government’s SEND review: reflection and renewal

Download slides from Christine Lenehan

Webinar: Integration of learning and therapy for students with PMLD

Webinar: Getting started with AT for sensory learners

Workshop 1A: SEND and the law, with Ali Fiddy, Chief Executive, IPSEA

Download the slides for the SEND and the law, with Ali Fiddy, Chief Executive, IPSEA, workshop

Workshop 1B: Your staff team: employment law in specialist colleges

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Short films

An introduction to IPSEA

Chief Executive Ali Fiddy outlines IPSEA’s support for children and young people in England including details on how to become one of IPSEA’s trained volunteers ensuring young people and their families understand their legal rights and entitlements.

AoC Sport and disabled students

The Association of Colleges outline their work in increasing opportunities for disabled students to participate and volunteer in physical activities.

ETF and the Excellence Gateway

Teresa Carrol, the National Head for Inclusion at the Education & Training Foundation takes us on a tour of the SEND pages on the Excellence Gateway website highlighting resources of benefit to specialist colleges.

Natspec’s IAG report

Natspec’s own Ruth Perry and Kirsten Jones outline the findings and recommendations of a recent piece of Natspec research on parents’ experiences of information, advice and guidance on post-16 options for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Reforming the Mental Health Act

Carla Jones, National Lead for Safeguarding at the National Star College discusses proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act, its ramifications for people with autism and learning difficulties and the opportunities it may bring specialist colleges for enhanced collaborative working.

A functional communication training approach

Elly Heathcote, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist from the Seashell Trust presents the findings of their study on evaluating the impact of Functional Communication Training.

The social return on investment

Simon Charleton, CEO at St. John’s School and College, talks about the work they’re doing on looking at social return on investment, and how that can be measured and quantified to show what a difference a place at a specialist college makes to a young person and their family.

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