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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hampshire activity providers and parents/carers have been able to access a variety of eLearning modules for FREE. KIDs have recently upgraded their system and have changed how things work. We have had a number of people experiencing problems accessing the new system and we are working with KIDs to get things sorted. The newly updated modules look great so once things are sorted with logins etc this will be even better than it was before. In the meantime we will not be setting up any new Learners or eManagers until changes have been made and the system is working more effectively.
If you have an existing login you can still go to KIDs new eLearning website for updates and to log on. If you have any feedback about the updated site then please email details to email@example.com so that we can share this with the team at KIDs too.
We will post updates as progress is made and access improves again.
If you have ideas for inclusion training that you would like to have available then please email the Recreational Activities Inclusion Officer (for Disabled Children and Young People) firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Wendy Lawson is presenting two different workshops on autism
Daytime workshop (10.30am - 2pm): Managing anxiety & stress in autism spectrum conditions
Evening workshop (7.00pm – 10.00pm): The Passionate Mind, how people with autism learn
When: Friday 9 May 2014
Where: The Berry Theatre
Wildern Lane, Hedge End
Who: These workshops are primarily for Hampshire recreation and leisure activity providers and parents/carers.
Price per workshop:
Hampshire parents and carers: £7 per person
Hampshire activity providers (and all others):£15 per person standard price. £10 per person for voluntary organisations or for those that work on a voluntary basis.
Please see the attached Information flyer 3 MB for full details.
Joining Instructions: Please read the Joining Instructions 2 MB before coming to the workshop.
Feedback from other workshops Wendy has done:
Listening to Wendy speak with such detail and humour about her condition was a revelation. It gave me a real insight into how my son sees the world, and how I could support him to navigate the complex society we live in. My son’s future had largely been written off, but seeing the success Wendy has made of her life, gave me hope for the first time. Parent, Hampshire
Wendy has a wonderful way of helping others to understand the world from the perspective of someone with autism. Her warm sense of humour just made her so easy to listen to. Wendy’s ideas were really practical – so logical too! Such a great workshop. Activity provider, Hampshire
For booking queries please email The Admin Team at email@example.com or phone on 01962 845178.
If you have ideas for training that you would like to have available in your local area email the Recreational Activities Inclusion Officer (for Disabled Children and Young People) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 46 kB
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.
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.
uTube clips shown across the two presentations:
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.
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.
The following workshops do not have any handouts that we can send out but please see the websites for more information:
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:
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.
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: