Autumn Conference 2017
‘Enhancing Lives – reducing restrictive practices’
‘The purpose of our behaviour is to get our needs met’
OMRDD there is no excuse for abuse.
- To provide delegates an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge around person-centred approaches and positive behaviour supports to enhance individual’s lives to reduce restrictive practice.
- To provide a networking opportunity.
- Trainers, professionals, commissioners (Education, Social and Health Care) and parents and carers who provide support to individuals who may present with challenging behaviour in a variety of settings to include Autism, Learning Disability and Mental Health services as well as Dual Diagnosis. Many will be PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructors.
The focus of the event is to explore the relationship between enhancing lives and reducing restrictive practices – How can we ‘get it right’ for an individual?
We will consider person-centred approaches and positive behaviour supports – how can we support an individual to feel empowered and achieve so that they can be the best they can be?
This list of speakers include those who have a diagnosis of Autism who will highlight their experiences, academics, professionals and practitioners who will deliver a wealth of presentations and workshops designed to inspire and develop our thinking as well as ideas which we can take away to enhance our practice.
Day one will focus more on Autism and Intellectual Disability whereas day two will focus more on Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis.
Dr Damian Milton, Head of Autism Knowledge and Expertise (Adults and Community), National Autistic Society, will open the conference on 28th September 2017. Damian has a son with Autism and was himself diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 36. Damian will undoubtedly provide us with something to think about when he delivers his presentation ‘Ten rules for ensuring ‘challenging behaviour’ and maybe what to do about it’! We will also have a presentation by Caroline Dench, Co-ordinator, Principal Clinical Psychologist who will consider the ‘Wheel of Optimal Living’ and what makes life good and where to look if there is a behaviour of concern. And Lead Occupational Therapist, Helen Allison Schools/NAS – Corinna Laurie who will help us to explore sensory strategies and provide us with some suggestions of how these may be applied to provide optimum support.
In addition there will be presentations by Sarah Hendrickx, an autism trainer who herself was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Sarah is someone who brings practical solutions to the everyday challenges encountered by professionals, autistic people and families and is known to ‘tell it as it is’ which should prove thought provoking for the audience.
Continuing the Mental Health theme Dr Rachel Worthington a Consultant Psychologist who has worked in secure settings and a trained PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor working for Mental Health Care in Denbighshire N. Wales and Malcolm Pearce, Behavioural Specialist, Learning Disability Services, Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust will also deliver presentations around their experiences.
Extension workshops will be available in the afternoon where delegates can explore these topics further.
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Feedback from our 2016 conference:
- A brilliant 2 days, great conference with the opportunity to network.
- Excellent conference with inspirational speakers.
- I though the overall event was well good and would like to thank the Loddon staff for the organisation and their hospitality.
- Very interesting and informative with lots to take back to my organisation.
- Thank you for an amazing 2 days.
- The workshops were very engaging and interesting.
- Another inspiring year, thank you.
- I really enjoyed the variety, not just experts but families & individuals with Learning Disabilities and Autism.