Dyspraxia Diffusion Workshops 2016 – Back to Basics

The Dyspraxia Diffusion Workshops are  suitable for parents/carers, professionals, adults with dyspraxia/DCD, employers and anyone with an interest in the condition either personally or professionally.

With such an exciting programme at such a reasonable delegate rate we expect these events to be very popular and strongly recommend booking your place as quickly as possible.

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Dyspraxia Diffusion Workshops

8 West Alley

Hitchin

SG5 1EG

 

Manchester – Saturday 23rd April 2016

9am – 3.30pm

New Bridge School  Roman Rd, Oldham, Lancashire OL8 3PH

Programme

09.00  Registration and Refreshments

09.30  Welcome with Marian Hankey followed by An Introduction to Dyspraxia with Michele Lee; Chartered Physiotherapist, Dyspraxia Foundation Chair

10.15  Debbie Abrahams MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, Shadow Minister for Disabled People

10.30  Tea, Coffee, Exhibition of Resources and Networking

10.45  Support for Mental Health and Well-being for Children and Young People with Mark Lovell; a dual trained Consultant Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability    Psychiatrist and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer working with one of the UK’s largest Learning Disability Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (LDCAMHS) for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
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Changes to the Benefits System for Disabled People with Philip Connolly; UK Policy and Communications Manager, Disability Rights UK

11.45 Dyspraxia and Examinations/Helping your child with Homework with Gill Dixon PGCE,MA,BHScHons,RGN; Mum, Dyspraxia Foundation Vice Chair. Gill has a degree in Health Sciences and an MA in Disability Studies.

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Practical Support whilst looking for employment with  Tracy Fallows; Employment Consultant – Learning Disabilities at Remploy Ltd

12.45 Lunch, Exhibition of Resources and Networking

13.30 Understanding and addressing behaviour at home and at school; with Barbara Di Benedetto Psychologist – Behaviour Therapist. 
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Employment Law and Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace with  Richard Todd; semi-retired consultant, workplace assessor, trainer and coach in the field of Neurodiversity in employment
When Inclusion in the Workplace ‘Works’ with Jonathan Andrews; future trainee solicitor at Reed Smith, Professional Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors (first autistic, first dyspraxic, and first bisexual ambassador), short-listed ‘Positive Role Model’ (disability) nominee for the National Diversity Awards UK, Autism Commission Member: House of Commons, Advisory Board Member and Speaker: Great with Disability.   

14.45 Tea, Coffee, Exhibition of Resources and Networking

15.00 Labels are for jars not people with Lorraine Lambert; proud mum to Dyspraxia Foundation patron Jamie Lambert , (member of Britain’s Got Talent winners 2014 ‘Collabro’ ) Lorraine shares her parenting experiences with the audience in an amusing and moving talk

15.30 Closing Remarks

Birmingham – Friday 4th March 2016

9am – 3.30pm

Birmingham City Football Club

St. Andrews Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4RL

Programme

09.00  Registration and Refreshments

09.30  Welcome and An Introduction to Dyspraxia with Dr Sally Payne; Head Paediatric Occupational Therapist of an NHS Trust, Dyspraxia Foundation Trustee

10.30  Tea, Coffee, Exhibition of Resources and Networking

10.45  Support for Mental Health and Well-being for Children and Young People with Mark Lovell; a dual trained Consultant Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability    Psychiatrist and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer working with one of the UK’s largest Learning Disability Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (LDCAMHS) for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
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Changes to the Benefits System for Disabled People with Andy Poole;welfare benefits adviser, tribunal representative and trainer for Birmingham Tribunal Unit

11.45 Dyspraxia and Examinations/Helping your child with Homework with Gill Dixon PGCE,MA,BHScHons,RGN; Mum, Dyspraxia FoundationVice Chair. Gill has a degree in Health Sciences and an MA in Disability Studies. 
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Practical Support whilst looking for employment with Kathryn Wood; Employment Advisor Remploy 

12.45 Lunch, Exhibition of Resources and Networking

13.30 Raising Neuro diverse Children with  Monique Craine; proprietor of the Coaching and Advocacy Services: Specialising in Neurodiversity and a short-listed ‘Positive Role Model’ (disability) nominee for the National Diversity Awards UK,
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Employment Law and Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace with  Richard Todd; semi-retired consultant, workplace assessor, trainer and coach in the field of Neurodiversity in employment
When Inclusion in the Workplace ‘Works’ with Jonathan Andrews; future trainee solicitor at Reed Smith, Professional Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors (first autistic, first dyspraxic, and first bisexual ambassador), short-listed ‘Positive Role Model’ (disability) nominee for the National Diversity Awards UK, Autism Commission Member: House of Commons, Advisory Board Member and Speaker: Great with Disability.

14.45 Tea, Coffee, Exhibition of Resources and Networking

15.00 Looking After Yourself and Your Family with Judi Smith; an inspiring and humorous insight to parenting a child with dyspraxia/DCD as they grow from child into adulthood

15.30 Closing Remarks