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Learning and Development available

As part of the Short Breaks programme we are keen to support both specialist and mainstream activity providers to further develop their skills to work with disabled children and young people. Parents and carers may want to access some of the training available too.

Autism eLearning module available for FREE:

Check out the FREE Autism Awareness e-learning module. The module takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete and provides an introduction to the topic of Autism and Asperger Syndrome. This course has been produced in partnership by the SHIP autism workforce development and training group (Southampton; Hampshire; Isle of Wight and Portsmouth's Health and Social Care Authorities and Hampshire Autistic Society).

Inclusion Resource Pack

Check out the Inclusion Resource Pack and the Inclusion in Action DVD for tips and suggestions to support your setting in becoming even more inclusive for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs. To request your FREE copy (if you are a Hampshire activity provider) email shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk.

Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Training

If you are looking for safeguarding/child protection training courses Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) co-ordinate a range of interagency training opportunities including seminars, workshops, conferences and training packages.

Most HSCB training requires participants to have already undertaken child protection or safeguarding children training at a level suitable for their role. If this is not the case, or your training was more than three years ago, HSCB recommend that you enquire to them about undertaking their Stage/Level 2 safeguarding children e-learning course initially.

Also The Safe Network provides safeguarding information and many useful links related to activities outside the home – from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups.

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KIDs eLearning - available FREE of charge

Hampshire activity providers and parents/carers are able to access a variety of eLearning modules for FREE. These modules have been written by KIDs and the Short Breaks team have purchased a licence so that we can all access them.

See the list of Modules  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 511kB and the Learning Outcomes for each. These are great way to increase your knowledge and understanding of Inclusion. When you complete each module there is a mini test that you can do. When you pass this test you get a certificate – great for adding to your CV and to show others what you have learnt.

To login go to http://elearning.kids.org.uk/

Already registered: If you are already registered then you will just need to add in your email address and your password. If for any reason this does not work then please email Lina.Nastovska@kids.org.uk and Lina will help sort this out.

Would like to register: If you would like to register as a Learner then please email Lina Nastovska  (KIDs eLearning co-ordinator)  and she can set you up. In your email please send Lina the following details:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address (this will be what you use to login)
  • The city/town you live or work in
  • Send the email to shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk as well so that Lina knows you are part of the Hampshire group
  • When Lina has added you as a Learner she will send you a password in an email. You can change this if you want to.
  • See the Learners User Guide  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 4MB for more information about how the eLearning works.

Email: Lina.Nastovska@kids.org.uk and copy in shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk

Would you like to register as a Group Manager: If you would like to register as a Group Manager so that you can set up others within your organisation then please email Lina and she can set you up as a Group Manager. In your email please send Lina the following details and let her know that you would like to be a Group Manager:

  • Your first and last name
  • The name of your organisation
  • Tell Lina you would like to be a Group Manager
  • Your email address (this will be what you use to login)
  • The city/town you live or work in
  • Send the email to shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk as well so that Lina knows you are part of the Hampshire group.
  • When Lina has added you as a Group Manager she will send you a password in an email. You can change this if you want to.
  • See the Group Managers User Guide  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 6MB for more information about how being a Group Manager works. Note: That there is more detail in this than you will need.

Email: Lina.Nastovska@kids.org.uk and copy in shortbreaks@hants.gov.uk

Other training requests

If you have ideas for inclusion training that you would like to have available then please email the Short Breaks Team.

 

Inclusion Workshops available

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A variety of interactive workshops are available to support activity providers to be even more inclusive. These have been subsidised through the Short Breaks programme.

Please see the workshop descriptions below for details or download the flyer  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 2MB.

Booking your place/s

Read the information provided and decide which workshops and mini conferences you would like to book onto. Then you can either book your places simply and easily using the Hantsweb Online Shop OR you can complete a Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB and pay by cheque or be invoiced. How to book using the Hantsweb Online Shop:
  • Go to the Hantsweb Online Shop www.hants.gov.uk/shop and click on Inspiring Inclusion in the Categories list
  • Select the workshops/mini conferences that you would like to attend and add these to your online basket.
  • Check that you have added all of the workshops/mini conferences that you would like to attend.
  • Go to Checkout and complete the online booking form and make a payment using the secure online payment system.

How to book using the Booking Form:

  • Complete the Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB. You can add more than one person and as many workshops/mini conferences that people would like to attend. If you need more space (lines on the form) then please just add these in.
  • Send the completed Booking Form with a Cheque (made payable to Hampshire County Council) for the FULL payment amount to:- The Admin Team, Sport Hampshire & IOW, Castle Avenue, High Street, Winchester, SO23 8UL
  • If you would like to be Invoiced instead then please tick this on the booking form

An introduction to learning disability

Led by: Brian Sains

This workshop will be an introduction to what it means to have a learning disability (LD). It will look at the causes of LD and will give you a brief historical perspective to LD. It will then look at the impact of having a learning disability and will give you an insight into common difficulties that someone with a LD may experience and why this is. Finally it will cover a few ideas for working and communicating with someone with a LD. It is aimed at people who have little or no experience of working with anyone with a learning disability.

FREE workshop available: If you would like to book on to both the ‘An introduction to learning disability’ and ‘An introduction to communication and learning disability’ workshops then you can pay for one and attend both. The content of the two workshops will be different. Please just book and pay for one and put a note saying that you would like to attend both. You can also attend just one if you prefer.

Duration: Half day workshop (3 hours)

Cost: £15 per person

Maximum number of places available per workshop: 30

Dates, times and venues:

  • Wednesday 14 January 2015, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Alton Maltings Centre, Alton,

    GU34 1DT

Inclusion online book now button 220 OR complete the Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB and send it in

An introduction to communication and learning disability

Led by: Alex Kelly

This practical workshop will be an introduction to the communication difficulties that people with a learning disability often experience and what you can do to help. This will include how you can use symbols or pictures within your setting and how you can produce more accessible information to promote your activities.

FREE workshop available: If you would like to book on to both the ‘An introduction to learning disability’ and ‘An introduction to communication and learning disability’ workshops then you can pay for one and attend both. The content of the two workshops will be different. Please just book and pay for one and put a note saying that you would like to attend both. You can also attend just one if you prefer.

Duration: Half day workshop (3 hours)

Cost: £15 per person

Maximum number of places available per workshop: 30

Dates, times and venues:

  • Wednesday 14 January 2015, 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Alton Maltings Centre, Alton, GU34 1DT

Inclusion online book now button 220 OR complete the Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB and send it in

An introduction to autism

Led by: Alex Kelly, supported by a young person with autism

This half day workshop will introduce you to autism and will cover a number of key insights into what having autism can mean for someone. This will include difficulties such as communication, sensory, ability to read others, and social interaction.  It will also give you ideas to help you work and interact with someone with autism. This is a highly practical workshop that includes videos and exercises and is co-facilitated by someone with autism. Lunch will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your own lunch with you.

Duration: Half day workshop (3.5 hours + half hour lunch break)

Cost: £15 per person

Maximum number of places available per workshop: 20

Dates, times and venues:

  • Monday 2 February 2015, 10.30am – 2.30pm, Alton Maltings Centre, Alton, GU34 1DT

Inclusion online book now button 220 OR complete the Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB and send it in

Conversations with Parents/Carers and General Disability Awareness

Led by: Rachel Harrison

Do you worry you will say the ‘wrong thing’ to parents about their disabled child? How are you ‘supposed’ to speak to parents when their disabled child has been misbehaving / shown behaviour that challenges?  

What is ‘disability’ anyway?

This workshop will help you to build your skills so you can feel confident when having difficult conversations around these topics. It will help you to understand:

  • How to approach sensitive conversations with parents/carers of a disabled child.
  • How to get the information you require to meet the needs of the child.
  • The kinds of things you can do in your setting to improve access for disabled children and young people.
  • Words and phrases which parents and children say are respectful and those which are not.

Duration: Half day workshop (3 hours)

Cost: £15 per person

Maximum number of places available per workshop: 30

Dates, times and venues:

  • Thursday 29 January 2015, 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Falcon House, Winchester, SO22 5PL

Inclusion online book now button 220 OR complete the Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB and send it in

Makaton Taster session

Led by: A Makaton Charity Regional Tutor

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. This session is designed for people who are interested in finding out about Makaton. The taster gives you a general introduction into what Makaton is and who uses it, with the opportunity to learn 40 signs and symbols.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: £10 per person

Dates, times and venues:

  • Tuesday 20 January 2015, 10.00am – 12.00pm, Dame Mary Fagan House,  Basingstoke, RG24 8AG

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Makaton - 2 day beginners course

Led by: A Makaton Charity Regional Tutor

The Beginners workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol programme. Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in every day situations at home or work. You will also learn the signs and symbols for stages 1 -4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary (course costs include course materials).

Please note that delegates must be able to attend both days. Lunch will not be provided. Please bring your own lunch with you or there is also a supermarket within walking distance of the Alton Maltings Centre.

Duration: 2 Full days

Cost: £75 per person

Maximum number of places available per workshop: 24

Dates: Tuesday 24 February and Tuesday 3 March 2015

Times:  9.00am – 5.00pm (on both days)

Venue: Alton Maltings Centre, Alton, GU34 1DT

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For booking queries please email The Admin Team at rec.inclusion@hants.gov.uk or phone on 01962 845178.

 

Mini Conferences

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There are two mini conferences available. These have been subsidised through the Short Breaks programme.

Please see the Mini Conference descriptions below for details or download the flyer  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 2MB.

Booking your place/s

Read the information provided and decide which workshops and mini conferences you would like to book onto. Then you can either book your places simply and easily using the Hantsweb Online Shop OR you can complete a Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB and pay by cheque or be invoiced.

How to book using the Hantsweb Online Shop:

  • Go to the Hantsweb Online Shop www.hants.gov.uk/shop and click on Inspiring Inclusion in the Categories list
  • Select the workshops/mini conferences that you would like to attend and add these to your online basket.
  • Check that you have added all of the workshops/mini conferences that you would like to attend.
  • Go to Checkout and complete the online booking form and make a payment using the secure online payment system.

How to book using the Booking Form:

  • Complete the Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB. You can add more than one person and as many workshops/mini conferences that people would like to attend. If you need more space (lines on the form) then please just add these in.
  • Send the completed Booking Form with a Cheque (made payable to Hampshire County Council) for the FULL payment amount to:- The Admin Team, Sport Hampshire & IOW, Castle Avenue, High Street, Winchester, SO23 8UL
  • If you would like to be Invoiced instead then please tick this on the booking form

Mini Conference 1: Introduction to Inclusion

Led by: Ally John and Philip Douch

This conference was run on the 26 November 2014. The feedback from the day was very positive. Ally  and Philip were fantastic!

Mini Conference 2: Transforming behaviour - developing project plans for inclusive setting

Led by: Rob Long

Rob will lead the day providing theory about child and adolescent development and how to manage challenging behaviour. Throughout the day activity providers will work collaboratively to put theory into practice. Groups will develop mini project plans so that tools and techniques can be readily applied to create real success in settings for children and young people.

Duration: Full day (a light lunch is included)

Cost: £30 per person

Maximum number of places available: 100

Date: Wednesday 11 February 2015

Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: Alton Maltings Centre, Alton, GU34 1DT

Programme for the day

  • 9.30am Registration, tea and coffee available
  • 10.00am The conference begins with an introduction from Rob
  • 11.00am Tea and coffee available
    • Groups working together to develop ideas around real case studies
  • 12.00pm Lunch – a light lunch will be provided for all
  • 1.00pm Afternoon session starts
    • Activity providers will develop project plans for their settings
  • 3.30pm Conference closes

Rob Long www.roblong.co.uk

Rob is committed to developing an understanding of children and young people with emotional and behavioural challenges. Rob's training events are renowned for the dynamic approach he has to communicating with his audience and his ability to share the commitment and enthusiasm he has for his subject. He is recognised as one of the leading speakers in his field in the United Kingdom.

Rob’s mantras:

  • The problem is the problem not the child

  • Fighting fire with water

  • When they get it wrong - be calm when they get it right - be happy

  • If you can predict it, you can prevent it

Quotes from conferences Rob has delivered:

‘Rob's delivery was hilarious and certainly got everyone relaxed.’

‘Extremely engaging style of delivery and very thought provoking.’

‘Amazing! Really motivational and one of the best speakers I have listened to. Could have listened to him all day!’

For booking queries please email The Admin Team at rec.inclusion@hants.gov.uk or phone on 01962 845178.

 

Workshop Leaders

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The workshops and mini conferences are delivered by a high quality trainers sourced from Hampshire and beyond. Please see the flyer and workshop leader information below for details.

Ally John www.alisonjohn.com
Ally is an experienced Consultant and Trainer in the field of challenging disablism, play, early years and inclusion issues. Alison is passionate in promoting a 'can do attitude' with who ever she works with. She is an inspirational speaker, her presentations are memorable and create a lasting impression on a wide variety of audiences.

Philip Douch www.activeimpact.org.uk

Philip co-founded Active Impact to create more opportunities for disabled and non-disabled children and young people to do things together. His funny yet serious book The Busker’s Guide to Inclusion has been used extensively across Hampshire and elsewhere. As well as being an author and speaker on inclusion, he has inflicted his entertaining and thought-provoking training on early years, arts and sports staff, playworkers and librarians. He is also a playwright and a performer of his own short stories.

RobLong www.roblong.co.uk

Rob is committed to developing an understanding of children and young people with emotional and behavioural challenges. Rob's training events are renowned for the dynamic approach he has to communicating with his audience and his ability to share the commitment and enthusiasm he has for his subject. He is recognised as one of the leading speakers in his field in the United Kingdom.

Brian Sains (Alex Kelly Ltd) http://alexkelly.biz

Brian has worked in learning disability for over 20 years. He spent 11 years working as a community learning disability nurse and then trained to be a teacher. He now works full time as one of the directors of Alex Kelly Ltd – a company that offers training, speech and language therapy and a day service to people with a learning disability.

Alex Kelly (Alex Kelly Ltd) http://alexkelly.biz

Alex has worked as a speech and language therapist for over 25 years. She spent 23 years working in the NHS and then left to run her own company in 2009. Alex specialises in learning disability and social skills and has published a number of resources for working with people with learning disabilities. Alex lectures around the world but is also the managing director of Alex Kelly Ltd which is based in Romsey in Hampshire. Her company offers training, speech and language therapy and a day service to people with a learning disability.

Naomi Carter (Alex Kelly Ltd) http://alexkelly.biz

Naomi works for Alex Kelly Ltd, managing the Speech and Language Therapy side to the company.  She has been working as a speech and language therapist for 14 years and her experience is mainly working with adults and children with a learning disability. Naomi trained to become a Makaton Regional Lead in 2010, and now runs Makaton courses regularly as part of her work.

Rachel Harrison (The University of Winchester)

Rachel Harrison will deliver the workshops in an interactive, relaxed and informal way.  Rachel is a Senior Lecturer at the University Of Winchester and has experience of working with people with ‘physical disabilities’, ‘learning difficulties’, ‘people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder’, and ‘people whose behaviour challenges the service’.

For booking queries please email The Admin Team at rec.inclusion@hants.gov.uk or phone on 01962 845178.

 

Booking

Book online now

Booking your place/s

Read the information provided and decide which workshops and mini conferences you would like to book onto. Then you can either book your places simply and easily using the Hantsweb Online Shop OR you can complete a Booking Form and pay by cheque or be invoiced.

How to book using the Hantsweb Online Shop:

  • Go to the Hantsweb Online Shop www.hants.gov.uk/shop and click on Inspiring Inclusion in the Categories list
  • Select the workshops/mini conferences that you would like to attend and add these to your online basket.
  • Check that you have added all of the workshops/mini conferences that you would like to attend.
  • Go to Checkout and complete the online booking form and make a payment using the secure online payment system.

How to book using the Booking Form:

  • Complete the Booking Form Microsoft Word 71kB. You can add more than one person and as many workshops/mini conferences that people would like to attend. If you need more space (lines on the form) then please just add these in.
  • Send the completed Booking Form with a Cheque (made payable to Hampshire County Council) for the FULL payment amount to:- The Admin Team, Sport Hampshire & IOW, Castle Avenue, High Street, Winchester, SO23 8UL
  • If you would like to be Invoiced instead then please tick this on the booking form

Booking confirmation

  • If you have booked online you will receive an automated email from the Hantsweb Shop confirming that your booking has been completed. Please check that this includes all of the workshops that you would like to book a place on.

  • If you have sent in a Booking Form and cheque (or request for invoice) then we will email to confirm your booking.

  • More detailed information will be available on www.hants.gov.uk/learning-development one week before each workshop, including information about parking.

  • Booked places are transferrable; please notify us by email of any name changes.

  • Cancellation policy – a full refund will be given if we receive written notice of your cancellation 72 hours prior to the course date. This will allow us sufficient time to offer the place to others on our waiting list.

What to do if a mini conference or workshop is full?

There are limited places, so book early to make sure you get a place. If the online shop tells you that a mini conference or workshop is full then please email us and we can put you on a waiting list in case others have to cancel. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Accessibility

If you have any specific access requirements please include these when you book your place. This will help both the venue and trainers ensure you feel truly welcomed and included.   

Refreshments

Tea and coffee will be available at all of the workshops.

Lunch is provided for the two mini conferences.

For the workshops you are welcome to bring your own snacks or lunch.

If you have any queries please email the Admin team on rec.inclusion@hants.gov.uk or phone 01962 845178

These workshops are part of the Short Breaks for Disabled Children programme and the cost per person is subsidised by Short Breaks.

Part of the Short Breaks programme

www.hants.gov.uk/shortbreaks

 

Inspiring Inclusion Conference 2014 - PowerPoint presentations and workshop handouts

In March 2014 180 people attended the Inspiring Inclusion Conference. Please find presentations and handouts from the day below. These are a great way to find out more about what was covered across the day.

Keynote speaker: Philip Douch: Inclusion - some knotty questions Microsoft Word 46kB

Workshops:

Wendy Lawson Autism Workshops

Please see below the PowerPoint presentations and links to uTube clips used during the workshops. These are great to share with others that you know and work with too.

Daytime workshop: The Passionate Mind, how people with autism learn

Dr. Wendy Lawson MAPS; BPS, an adult with high functioning autism, presents internationally and is well published. Having written numerous papers and books, (varying from her autobiography to an everyday text on Autism) Wendy explores the influence of individual neurological development with reference to impact upon learning styles.

Wendy’s workshops are research based and focus upon building bridges between the neurologically typical (NT) and autism spectrum (AS) worlds. Relationships; formal, informal, familiar or otherwise, all need to be negotiated. Typically, developing individuals seem to have little difficulty with communicating needs, wants and desires. Being AS however, means we understand the world differently. This implies a clash in the social arena. Social demand and interaction for AS individuals is a nightmare.

The Passionate Mind Autism PowerPoint presentation Microsoft PowerPoint 6MB

Evening workshop: Understanding challenging behaviour of children with Autism Spectrum

  • Explore ways to encourage communication for individuals with autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

  • Suggest supportive interventions and environments that may help in ASC.

  • Show how the above can lead to success in ASC and enable individuals with ASC to feel good about who they are.

Understanding challenging behaviour of children with AS PowerPoint presentation Microsoft PowerPoint 7MB

uTube clips shown across the two presentations:

Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory TV programme
60mns First Words
Carly (short  version)
Carly (10 minute version that Wendy  showed)

Share them with others: The above clips are an excellent way to raise awareness and get people thinking differently. So you could share them in a staff meeting, with friends and family.

For more information also see Wendy Lawson’s webpage.

Inspiring Inclusion Conference 2013 - PowerPoint presentations and workshop handouts

In April 2013 over 180 people attended the Inspiring Inclusion Conference. Please find presentations and handouts from the day below. These are a great way to find out more about what was covered across the day.

Keynote speaker: Rob Long - Aim to achieve, Aim to Achieve Keynote Presentation  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 4MB, Inspiring Inclusion Aim to achieve 2013 handout Microsoft PowerPoint 122kB

Workshops:

The following workshops do not have any handouts that we can send out but please see the websites for more information:

 

Uses and benefits of visual stories

Visual stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.  

Visual stories have a huge range of applications, including:

  • to help a person with autism to understand how others might behave or respond in a particular situation, and therefore how they might be expected to behave
  • to help others understand the perspective of a person with autism and why they may respond or behave in a particular way
  • to help a person to cope with changes to routine and unexpected or distressing events (eg absence of a tutor, moving house, thunderstorms)

For more information about visual stories (also sometimes known as social stories) and how to write one go to the National Autistic Society (NAS) webpage.

Examples of visual stories

More and more recreation and leisure activity providers are writing visual stories to help people understand how things work at their setting. These are added to websites and can be sent out to people in advance. They are another great way to highlight inclusion at your setting. See the following visual stories to help give you ideas for what you might include in the ones you write:

 

 

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