2021 Annual Conference

Focusing on the Positive

14th & 15th October 2021

The Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke Hampshire


To consider how positive psychology, resilience and strengths-based approaches can influence the quality of life and positive outcomes for the individual, the staff and the organisation.


  • Delegates will understand the importance of knowing the individual they support
  • Delegates will understand how Organisation Behavioural Management (OBM) can influence positive outcomes for the individual, staff and the organisation.
  • Delegates will acquire additional ideas designed to influence their daily practice
  • Delegates will have the opportunity to network with colleagues providing support in a variety of settings.

Target Audience

  • Representatives from commissioners, organisations, 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.


      *Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Peter Vermeulen PhD – Autism in Context, – Autism and well-being: from neurodiversity to neuroharmony.
  • Leah Fennema Hall BCBA – Lux Consulting – Focus on the positive: Staff and systems.
  • Gabrielle Rowles – FHEA (Education) – Boingboing.org.uk – University of Brighton – Resilience in Schools – Making Resilient Moves.
  • Anne Laney – Us in a Bus – Using Intensive Interaction to strengthen relationships and reduce anxiety.

There will also be a variety of workshops providing knowledge and practical skills for professionals, organisations, parents and carers, and an opportunity to celebrate good practice at an Awards Dinner on the evening of 14th October 2021